I offer herbal consultations online and in-person (if you live in the Fort Smith, Arkansas area).
With my consults, I explain ways that you can improve your health naturally with food, supplements, herbs, lifestyle, and herbal oils.
My mission is to help educate and empower people on ways that they can take charge of their health naturally.
I approach my consultations as if I were teaching you a class. I will not tell you what you should or should not do. I am here to help you learn about health and herbal medicines. The way I approach this is that you bring up the topic for the “class”, and I begin teaching it. For example, if you are dealing with Fibromyalgia and are interested in approaching it naturally, I will present to you research and information on herbal allies, lifestyle, and foods that can assist you in whole body wellness.
I do not treat you, give you a shot, give you a magic pill, or tell you that you must follow my guidance. You are an individual and you are the one in control. With my “classes”, I merely present to you information that you can choose to implement or not implement.
I listen to you and will answer any questions you may have – there is no such thing as a stupid question!
You are never my patient. The origin of the word patient is from a Latin word meaning “to suffer”. Instead, I refer to people that I work with as my clients. With the word client, it reiterates that you are in control, you have simply sought me out for advice.
The first thing we will do is speak over the phone, via Facebook messenger, or email – regardless if the consultation is intended to be in-person or entirely by phone/online. During the phone call or internet communication, we will discuss your health, why you are seeking out the assistance of an herbalist, and what you are hoping to accomplish. After this communication, I will email or mail you a questionnaire containing health and lifestyle questions that I need filled out before our next visit.
After our first visit, and once the questionnaire has been filled out, we will either meet in-person for a consultation, or we will conduct the consultation over the phone or internet. This will be the primary consultation and will last roughly 2 hours, but I never set a specific time. However long you and I feel we need to discuss the issues will be how long we take. I will provide you with information on herbs, supplements, and lifestyle changes that you could implement in order to achieve whole body wellness. I will also provide you with information on herbs, supplements, and lifestyle changes that are specific to your condition.
A follow up visit isn’t always required. For some, the initial visit is all that they need. For others, they prefer to see an herbalist for years as health issues arise. You, the client, will decide on your own whether or not you would like a follow up visit.
I also have a lending library of books that can be borrowed by clients who are visiting with me in-person.
My standard cost for a 1 hour consultation, plus a follow up appointment, is $85. If you come from a low-income household, please let me know and we can work out a sliding scale option. I believe that health care is a RIGHT for all people, regardless of income, race, gender, sexual orientation, or status and I am very willing to work with your needs.
If bartering is more your thing, then groovy, because it’s my thing, too. I do ask that, if you bring up barter, the things that you wish to barter with me are of equal monetary value to the price that I charge for my services. If you would like an idea of some of the things my family and I are always interested in receiving as barter, check out this list here.
Supplements and herbs are not included in the costs, but rather, are sold separately. I will work with you if you are unable to afford certain herbs that you’re interested in trying. Many of the herbs and supplements that I recommend to my clients I sell myself and will be able to barter with you for those items. If you are unable to afford an herb or supplement and I don’t carry it, I will work with you on trying to find an alternative herb to use.
BREAKDOWN OF MY CHARGES
1 1/2 to 2 hour initial consultation – either in person or via phone/internet (after you have filled out a questionnaire)
A personalized list of herbs, lifestyle changes, and dietary changes that I recommend to you.
Resources provided to help you find local services and supplements that may help you on your path to healing.
Collaboration with your care provider (optional and only if your care provider is comfortable with this).
Follow-up (usually 1 hour) visit 1 month later in which we can adjust or change supplements if needed (additional follow-up visits will cost $35 an hour).
5% discount at my herbal apothecary (where you will be able to purchase many of the supplements I recommend).
10% discount on my herb classes.
5% discount on my doula services.
TOTAL COST = $85
What I Need From You
My consultations are not a substitution for visiting a doctor, because I am not a trained doctor. Visit with a doctor if you have a disease or ailment that requires such attention. My herbal consultations are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure specific ailments. Instead, my consultations are designed to help provide you with information on how to achieve whole body wellness through natural means and self-empowerment.
Herbal medicines and supplements will only go so far. In order to be healthy, you have to make healthy your lifestyle. You can’t simply take a supplement and expect to be cured. In order to achieve whole body wellness, you must create a lifestyle to achieve it – this is where I come in. I am here to provide information on how to achieve that lifestyle, while tailoring it to your specific needs.
Communication between client and herbalist is an absolute necessity when I am providing a consult. I need you to be open and honest with me.
My Background and Training
I have been working as an herbalist since 2013. However, I have been studying herbal medicine for most of my life. Herbalism and botany have always been passions of mine, and I have decided to turn those passions into a career.
I have trained through independent studies, as well as correspondence studies.
I am trained in the Wise Woman and Cherokee traditions, but am familiar with other traditions. The majority of my work is within the Wise Woman scope of practice.
THE WISE WOMAN TRADITION SCOPE OF HEALING
From Susun S. Weed’s Book ‘MENOPAUSAL YEARS’
Step 0: DO NOTHING! (sleep, meditate, unplug the clock or the telephone). A vital, invisible step.
Step 1: Collect Information (low-tech diagnosis, reference books, support groups, divination).
Step 2: Engage the Energy (prayer, homeopathic remedies, crying,visualizations, ritual, aromatherapy, color, laughter).
Step 3: Nourish & Tonify (herbal infusions/vinegars, love, some herbal tinctures, life-style changes, physical activities, moxibustion).
Step 4: Stimulate/Sedate (many herbal tinctures,acupuncture, most massage, alcohol). Risk of developing dependence on step 4 remedies is influenced by frequency(how often), dosage (how much), & duration (how long).
Step 5a: Use Supplements (synthesized/concentrated vitamins or minerals, special foods like royal jelly or spirulina). Supplements are not step 3. There’s always the risk with synthesized/concentrated substances that they’ll do more harm than good,e.g., the men who took fish liver oil in capsules & had a greater mortality from heart disease (the oil was rancid).
Step 5b: Hi Dosage (synthesized alkaloids, oral & injectable hormones, high dilution homeopathics). Overdose may cause grave injury or death.
Step 6: Break & Enter (fear-inspiring language, surgery, colonics, Rolfing, psychoactive drugs, invasive “diagnostic” tests such as mammograms & biopsies). Side effects are inevitable & may include permanent injury or death.
Before working as an herbalist, I worked as an Arkansas licensed pharmacy technician.
Areas that I specialize in (but am not limited to) include:
- Children’s Health
- Fertility & Infertility for Both Men and Women
- Hormonal Imbalances in Both Men and Women
- Herbal Birth Control
- Pregnancy & Postpartum Care
- Special Pregnancy & Birth Situations (Miscarriage, VBAC, etc.)
- Chronic Migraines
- Skin Disorders (Psoriasis, Eczema, etc.)
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Men’s Vitality and Wellness
- Degenerate Disc Disease
- Infant Health & Wellness
If you are interested in working with me, please fill out the form below. You can also fill out my client history form here. If you fill out the client history form, please email it to me at danienewcomb (at) gmail (dot) com. I will need the client history form filled out before we can conduct the primary consultation.
-Danie Lopez Newcomb