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 HERBALISTS

Geo Giordano, M.Sc., RH(AHG)

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 email geosjoy@rstarmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meaghan Thompson

Herbalist


Beginning her herbal journey in the Wise Woman tradition, Meaghan went on to study clinical herbalism for two years at Sky House Herb School. Upon completion of the clinical program Meaghan studied advanced herbal energetics and clinic at Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine.

Meaghan’s main approach when seeing clients is using traditional western herbalism with a key focus on herbal energetics and the six tissue states. Using this method she pulls a lot from TCM and Ayurvedic healing systems. Another key component to how Meaghan sees clients is working on the emotional level. To do this she likes to combine the use of flower essences with other herbal, dietary and life style recommendations.

Meaghan believes through a total body/mind, physical/emotional, connection complete healing, health and happiness is attainable. Along with seeing clients in a clinical setting, Meaghan also teaches workshops on various herb related topics and is a medicinal herb farmer operating a medicinal herb CSA for most of the year. Working hands on with the plants she is using in her apothecary, she is able to see the direct connection between the environment in which the plants flourish and how they interact with the human body allowing it to flourish as well.

To find out about rates or to make an appointment with Meaghan,  email cbherbcsa@gmail.com.