Herbal Medicine

Jenny McCartney, Medical Herbalist

Appointments available:
WEDNESDAYS 4:00 – 6:00pm (starting in January 2018)


What to expect

What can Herbal Medicine treat?

Herbalism is the tradition of using plants as medicine, of which there are a myriad of traditions and approaches, all developed in relation to different lands and their unique populations of plants, lichens and fungis.

In my practice I use tinctures, flower essences, and teas, with a special emphasis on nourishing and building herbs, as well as herbs for mental and emotional health.  I believe that herbs make fabulous allies for general building as well as more serious dis-ease.  My particular approach melds the worlds of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it’s fine techniques of diagnosis and noble adaptogenic herbs, with that of Traditional Western Herbalism and it’s unruly weeds, folklore and practicality, and of course the spirited medicinal plants of the Pacific North West.

My approach is inspired by the intersections of spirit with flesh and bone, the wild places of body and land, the insatiable ability of the body to heal and particularly the deep roots of tradition.  I hope to one day see the use of medicinal herbs find, once again, it’s central role in the daily rhythms of home and community life.

What to expect:

Consultation fees slide from $30–$40

Initial sessions last approximately an hour and a half, and are devoted to exploring the interplay between body, mind, and spirit as we co-create a plan for optimal wellness with the use of herbal formulas. I utilize many different diagnosis tools including pulse and tongue reading.

You should expect to have at least two subsequent visits, which range in length from 30 minutes to an hour. You may purchase custom formulations according to my recommendations from myself, or feel free to purchase herbs elsewhere. All Formulas are made with organic, or ethically wildcrafted herbs, and cost  approximately 60$ for 400ml of tincture, which lasts about a month.

I choose to operate on a sliding scale fee structure to make my services available to everyone. Please pay whatever feels respectable for you and for myself.

Some of the things I have experience treating are:

  • Depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, ADHD, grief and loss
  • Arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica and joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual issues, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Menopausal issues
  • Memory and concentration
  • Skin conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Urinary Bladder Infections and yeast infections
  • Colds and Flus
  • Inflammatory Bowel and Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Kidney Diseases