What is Herbalism?
Traditional Western Herbalism
Traditional Western Herbalism is the practice of using herbs therapeutically to help people reach optimal health and wellness. This branch of herbal medicine draws from numerous cultures and traditions, as well as applying knowledge from modern medical science. A vital aspect of traditional herbalism is the use of a holistic approach. The goal is to achieve wellness, not just in body, but in mind and spirit as well.
Our goal at Spiraea is to provide the highest quality herbal care, allowing you to live a healthy and vital life… naturally. We recognize that all health problems have a root cause. While alleviating symptoms is desirable, we strive to also treat the underlying cause of your health conditions. The goal is to heal ~ not to suppress.
You Are Unique
The health needs and goals of each person are unique and specific to them. The creation of herbal formulations to meet those objectives is as much an art as it is a science. There are no premade formulations used at Spiraea. Herbal tinctures, teas and other preparations are tailor made to meet the person’s individual needs.
As with many professions, our learning as herbalists is never complete. Each new case provides an herbalist with the opportunity to grow and learn, thereby expanding their knowledge to better help others. Although the roots of Traditional Western Herbalism are firmly based in a natural and holistic paradigm, we do recognize the amazing advancements that modern medicine has provided us with. At Spiraea we endeavour to incorporate those advancements into our practice, while maintaining its holistic and natural roots.