"The Practicing Herbalist -
Meeting With Clients - Reading the Body "

Table of Contents

 
Acknowledgments
iii  
Forward
xi  

The Beginning

1  

Chapter 1- About Me

3  

Chapter 2 - Starting an Herbal Practice

17  
Defining your Philosophy
17  
Choosing Your Space
20  
Entering Professional Space
20  
Formula Preparation Area
21  
Organizing a Desk Area
23  
Creating an Herb Closet
26  
Using a Computer
28  
Accounting
29  
The Library
29  
The Consultation Room or Classroom
30  
Laboratory: Tincture Preparation Room
32  
Additional Business Concerns
34  
Advertising
34  
Growing Pains
35  

Chapter 3 - Seeing Clients

37  
Booking Appointments
37  
Professional Appearance
39  
Clearing Your Space
40  
Prepare Yourself
41  
Greeting Your Clients
41  
Summer Consultations
42  

Chapter 4 - Accounting Information

45  

Chapter 5 - Book List

49  

Chapter 6 - Asking Questions

53  
Gathering Client Information
55  
General Information
55  

Chapter 7 - Sample Blank Intake Form

121  
     

Reading The Body Observing Indications of Three

127  

Chapter 8 - Visual Observations

129  

Chapter 9 - Constitutional Body Types

131  
Vatta
131  
Pitta
131  
Kapha
132  

Chapter 10 - Voice

135  
Tone of Voice
135  
Creation by the spoken word
136  

Chapter 11 - Assessing the Energetics of the Condition

137  
Hot Conditions Heat Excitation
137  
Cold Conditions Depression
137  
Damp Conditions
137  
Relaxation
138  
Torpor
138  
Dry Conditions Atrophy
138  
Wind Conditions Constriction
138  

Chapter 12 - Examining the Face

139  
General Facial Analysis
139  

Chapter 13  - Organ/Body Correspondences

143  
Liver
143  
Gallbladder
143  
Spleen
145  
Lungs
146  
Stomach
146  
Small Intestine
147  
Large Intestine
147  
Kidneys
148  
Pelvis
148  
Bladder
148  
Heart
149  

Chapter 14 - Thyroid

151  
In General
151  
Meditation
151  
Nutritional protection
151  
Testing
151  
Environmental impacts
151  
Hyperthyroid
152  
Indications
152  
Nutrition for hyperthyroid
152  
Supplements
152  
Herbs
152  
Hypothyroid
153  
Indications
153  
Nutrition
153  
Supplements
153  
Herbs
153  

Chapter 15 - Examining Color

155  
White
155  
Green
155  
Red
156  
Gray
157  
Yellow
158  
Orange
158  
Blue
158  
Black
159  

Chapter 16 - Examining the Eyes

161  
General Eye Condition
161  
Eyebrows
162  
Eye Sockets
163  
Color of Sclera
166  
Pupils
166  
Client’s View
167  
Below Eyelid
167  
Eyelid
169  

Chapter 17 - Examining Ears

170  

Chapter 18 - Examining the Nose

172  

Chapter 19 - Large Intestine lines

174  

Chapter 20 - Elimination Analysis

177  
Stool Analysis
177  
Transit Time
177  
Consistency
177  
Color
178  
Shape
178  
Odor
178  
Substances
178  
Ease of Passage
178  
Stool Indicators
180  
General
180  
Color
181  

Chapter 21 - Examining the Mouth

183  

Chapter 22 - Lips

184  

Chapter 23 - Specific Indications of the teeth

186  

Chapter 24 - Examining the Tongue

188  
LeSassier Tongue Diagram
188  
Standard TCM approach
189  
The Spirit of the Tongue
190  

Chapter 25 - Specific tongue indications

191  
Coating on tongue
198  
Specific Papillae Indications
200  

Chapter 26 - Examining the Chin

203  
Examining Beneath the Chin
203  

Chapter 27 - Examining Fingernails

204  

Chapter 29 - The Hands

208  
Polarity correspondences in the hands and feet
208  

Chapter 30 - Urine Appearance

211  
Urine Color
211  
Urine Smell
211  

Chapter 31 - Headaches

213  

Chapter 32 - Pulses

215  
The Experience of Pulse
215  
Pulse Positions
216  
Upper Middle Lower Body in Pulse location
217  

Chapter 33 - Quick sight Confirmations

219  
Spleen
222  
Small Intestine
225  
Liver
228  
Gallbladder
230  
Kidney
233  
Lung
234  
Heart
235  
Pelvic floor
--  

Some Experience

241  

Chapter 34 - Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids

243  
Enzymes
243  
Digestive Enzymes
243  
Systemic Enzymes
243  
Vitamins and Minerals
244  
Amino acids
248  

Chapter 35 - Insulin Resistance

253  
Indications
253  
Margi’s Life Plan - a work in progress
253  

Chapter 36 - Living with Cancer

257  
Protocol of the Spirit
257  
Feeding Our Cells
257  
Fruits and Vegetables
258  
Other Life Enhancers
261  
Cacao
261  
Lycopene
261  
Silymarin
261  
Healthy Oils
261  
Thoughts
261  
Digestion and Assimilation
262  
Pre-biotics
262  
Supplementing with Medicinal Mushrooms
262  
Beneficial Floras
262  
Elimination
263  
The Viral Connection
263  
Healing DNA with Herbs and Spices
263  
Supplements to Choose From
268  
Supplements to take with Meals
270  
Supporting the choice of Chemo
272  
Mother’s advice
274  
Supporting Radiation Therapy
274  
After Radiation
275  

Chapter 37 - Mushrooms in Cancer Therapy

277  

Chapter 38 - A Simplistic View of Individual Cancers

287  
Every day:
287  
Nutrition:
287  
Environment:
287  
Sleep well
288  
Exercise
288  
Body Therapy:
288  
Herbs:
288  
Reproductive System Cancers - Ovarian, Breast, Uterine
289  
Breast Cancer
290  
For inhibition of VEGF
291  
Enjoy the sauna
291  
Elevated copper in blood
291  
Metastasis
291  
Liver health
291  
Herbal treatments
292  
All healing is faith Karyn Sanders
295  
Stomach and Esophageal Cancer
297  
Colon and Liver Cancer
297  
Leukemia
297  
Lymphoma
297  
My sister Kitty’s story
297  
Melanoma
299  
Case studies: Melanoma
300  
Connections
301  
Research books for cancer
301  

Chapter 39 - Autoimmune Disease

303  
Herbs for autoimmune disease:
303  
Food allergies
303  

Chapter 40 - Decreasing Antidepressant Use

305  
Bipolar Balancing
305  

Chapter 41 - Calcium Deficiency

307  

Chapter 42 - Disrupted Sleep Patterns

309  

Chapter 43 - Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

313  

Chapter 44 - Relieving Chronic Pain

315  

Chapter 45 - Preparing for Surgery

317  
One week prior to surgery:
317  
One week before surgery and during healing process:
317  
A few days after surgery:
317  
If open heart surgery:
317  

Chapter 46 - Adhesions and Fibrin Formation

319  

Chapter 47 - Margi Flint AHG HM Experimental Protocols for Lyme Disease

321  

Chapter 48 - David Winston AHG Tick-Borne Diseases

325  
Their Effective Treatment, Including the Use of Botanical & Complimentary Therapies
325  
Lyme Disease
325  
Symptoms of Lyme Disease or Lyme Borreliosis
325  
Symptoms associated with chronic infections
326  
Lyme Disease and Animals
326  
Alternatives for Treating Persistent Lyme Disease Syndrome (PLDS)
327  
The herbs alone are not effective (except for canines).
328  
Symptomatic Relief for Lyme Disease
329  
Muscle and neck pain and spasms
329  
Joint pain
329  
General Antiinflammatories for Lyme arthralgia
329  
Neurological and Cognitive symptoms
330  
Bell’s Palsy
330  
Lyme insomnia
330  
Lyme anxiety
330  
Fatigue and HPA axis depletion
330  
Immunodeficiency in Persistent Lyme Disease
331  
Liver damage and antibiotics
331  
Herbs used to help prevent yeast overgrowth from long-term antibiotic use
331  
Other tick-borne diseases
332  
Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention
333  
Minimizing Risk of Disease
333  

Chapter 49 - Kate Gilday, Herbalist Treating Lyme Borreliosis Naturally

335  
Common symptoms:
335  
Possible Herb Protocols:
336  
Formula I - “Propolis Formula”-
336  
Formula II - “Lomatium Formula”-
336  
Added Herb Support:
336  
D. Ledum
337  
E. Stephen Buhner Core Protocol Protocol
337  
1. Andrographis paniculata:
337  
2. Japanese Knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum, Resveratrol
337  
3. Cats Claw Uncaria tomentosa bark
338  
Other Herbs to Consider:
338  
RESOURCES
338  

Chapter 50 - David Dalton - Lyme & Flower Essences

341  
The Teasel Story
342  
The Treatment
343  
Teasel/Lyme Treatment Prayer
343  
Self–Treatment
344  
Some FAQ regarding the Teasel Protocol for Lyme Disease
345  

Chapter 51 - Wendy Snow Fogg Lyme Protocols

349  

Chapter 52 - Planetary Responsibility

352  
Closing
352  

Chapter 53 - Resources

355  
Education
355  
Environmental and Educational Web sites
357  
Highest Quality Herbs
359  
Aromatherapy Needs and Desires
360  
Aromatherapy Classes (All Levels)
360  
Supplements
361  
Organizations
362  
Organic Seed Sources
363  
Flower Essences
363  

List of Artwork

364  

Index of Kay Parent’s Calligraphy

366  

Common to Latin Names

367  

Index

372