HERBAL MEDICINE

Mankind has depended upon plants for all aspects of our life since we first walked this earth. Today, 80% of world cultures still use herbal medicine as their primary medicine. Hippocrates, known as the father of Western medicine, was an herbalist. An appointment with an herbalist involves a comprehensive review of your health history, your lifestyle and dietary choices, and the use of traditional diagnostic techniques including the reading of pulses, the tongue, skin and nails.  You can expect compassionate listening, and a protocol that you can manage within your time, lifestyle and budgetary constraints. Recommendations will include specific herbs and therapeutic doses and may be offered as teas, in tinctures or glycerin, in powder form, in tablet or capsule form.


OUR HERBAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS

Geo Giordano

Registered Medical Herbalist


Geo Derick, Msc, RH(AHG), Registered Clinical Herbalist, is the founding Owner, Practitioner & Formulator of Geos Joy. She received her Master of Science degree in Herbal Medicine from Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health), where she served as the Outreach Coordinator from 2006-2008. Ms. Derick is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), which promotes the highest level of professionalism and ethical practice of herbal therapeutics. She has been trained to work in partnership with modern medicine as an advocate for clients health goals.  

Geo enjoys formulating custom medicines for clients that are both good tasting and therapeutic. As an avid organic gardener, cook and educator, she agrees with Hippocrates: Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. Ms. Derick has taught dozens of subjects at various universities, conferences, organizations and other venues of learning. Her passion for health and nutrition, the plants and the planet are known to be contagious!

To find out about rates or to make an appointment with Geo call 410-707-4486 (cell) or 540-955-4769 (office) or email geosjoy@rstarmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Julie Pettler

Clinical Herbalist

 

Julie is a clinical herbalist who provides herbal consultations and personalized herbal support based on her client’s constitution, health concerns and goals. She has a special interest in fertility, pregnancy, and lactation support.

As a teacher, Julie offers popular workshops about foraging, herbal medicine-making, and the use of plants in a holistic approach to healthcare and well-being. Other classes focus on the history and science of plant medicine and its practical application for modern day health concerns. 

Julie has a Masters degree in physical therapy and is a certified Women’s Herbal Educator. As the director and co-founder of JustBirth, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and informing families about birth options and resources, she has been a strong advocate for safe, respectful maternity care for all women. She is excited about expanding this work to include herbal support during the childbearing years.

Ms. Pettler teaches yoga privately and at Dharma Yoga in Winchester, Virginia. She lives in Frederick County, Virginia with her husband and three daughters.

To find out about rates or to make an appointment with Julie call 540-327-2012 or email jcpettler@yahoo.com