Herbal Medicine Consultations
What to Expect
Working with a clinical herbalist is a wonderful way to empower your healing journey and receive guidance and support. A 90 minute initial consultation is recommended for all new clients. This initial session includes a look at your total health history and health goals. A complete review of symptom patterns, lifestyle, nutrition, and emotional/mental/spiritual health patterns will be explored.
After your appointment you will receive a custom formulation from the Sky House Apothecary, located on-site at Sky House Yoga studio in Silver Spring, MD. This blend may be a tea, tincture, powder, essential oil blend, or salve made from 100% organic ingredients. Your formula may be picked up or we can ship them to you. Pricing for herbs range from $20 - $60 per month. Our goal is to make these herbal formulas affordable, so let us know if you have financial concerns regarding the cost of your herbs.
In general, we recommend a follow-up consultation two-weeks after you begin taking your herbal formula/s. Your follow up consultation will allow you to check in regarding your progress and will give you an opportunity to reflect on your healing journey.
The number of follow up visits will vary depending on your individual health goals. For general wellness, two to three follow up visits are recommended. For chronic or more complicated health concerns, more follow up visits may be necessary.
Herbal Consultation Offerings
Initial Herbal Consultation (90 Minutes):
$95-$125 (donation scale)
The initial consultation is a comprehensive look at your unique individual health patterns and is recommended for new clients. During this session we will review your health questions and concerns, personal health and wellness goals, and do a thorough review of your body systems, diet, medications, and review any supplements you are currently taking. We will also explore any mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns related to your wellness goals.
At the end of your session Ashley will offer her thoughts and insights into the overall physiological and energetic patterns that are at play and will offer a recommendation of herbal remedies, foods, and supplements that will nudge the body and spirit back to a state of optimal harmony. Upon request, Ashley will custom formulate and herbal blend in the Sky House Apothecary to address your specific needs.
The cost of herbs is not included in the session price. and generally ranges from $30 - $40 for a one month supply. Ashley is happy to work with you to come up with an herbal protocol that works within your monthly budget.
Initial consultations can be done in person at the Sky House Apothecary, or at a distance via Skype/phone. Compounded herbs can be shipped.
Follow Up Herbal Consultation (60 Minutes):
$75-$100 (donation scale)
During the follow up consultation you will meet with Ashley to discuss your experience with the herbal formulas and recommendations. During the follow up we may decide to modify your formula or dosage and we will coach you through the next phase of the herbal journey.
It is recommended that clients follow up at least once within a month of the initial appointment. Most clients will need to stay on an herbal formula for 3-6 months depending on the nature of the imbalance and how chronic the pattern is. Our goal is to help your body heal so you can ease off of your herbal formulas and let the healing power of nature take the reins!
30 Minute Check In:
$45-$60 (donation scale)
A quick 30 minute check is is good for acute conditions, colds, or for quick check ins. These appointments are also available for those wanting a specific herb or herbal formula. 30 minute check ins can be done in person or via Skype.