"Healing With Heart"

My Approach – The Health Consultation


Uncovering your health story

During your Health Consultation, my job is to collect the whole constellation of  details that make up your unique health story.  After learning your key health issue I will ask you questions about your history, your health challenges and strengths, as well as the status of  all body systems.  Your answers (don’t worry, there are no wrong answers!) will help me to develop your Healing Plan, which is the foundation of our work together. 

Assessment Techniques

Though my practice is based largely on Western herbal traditions and modern science, I also integrate observation and analysis techniques from a mix of disciplines such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda.  This mix of disciplines provides me with a solid framework for understanding what may be going on with you.  This may involve tongue analysis, constitution analysis, pulse evaluation or simple visual observation.  

Working in Partnership

Working together as a team, we agree on a Healing Plan that works for you and your lifestyle.  I provide expertise, recommendations, gentle encouragement, and remedies, while you provide the desire and determination to be well.   As part of your on-going care, I will also act as your advocate through your work with other health practitioners of your choosing.

Complete Support

Though the herbal medicines and foods are powerful, I also believe that healing is about more than just using plant remedies.  To really help you achieve your health goals I provide personal guidance to help you to:

  • make lifestyle or dietary adjustments;
  • sort through conflicting information;
  • Understand your health challenges and celebrate your strengths;
  • Connect you with alternate health practitioners, as needed (e.g. naturopath, physical therapy, energy work);
  • keep you focused on the path to achieve your ultimate health goals.

I am committed to providing you support for as long as you wish.

For more information please check out Health Consultations.

Bee Wild Herbs (products) are made with love and devotion! Tanya grows and harvests the herbs herself and then crafts and blends the herbs to make healing tinctures, salves, ointments, you name it! She's the bees knees!!! Thank you for caring about our healing and inspiring us to take charge of our health!

Three-Step Healing

The foundation of my practice is to address your health issues and goals in a three-step approach:


Symptom relief

First, we address what is causing you the greatest discomfort. This phase may not address the underlying imbalance or root-cause but is intended to reduce your discomfort and to avoid further damage (e.g. lack of sleep due to unrelenting pain, anxiety from dealing with itchy rashes or gut issues causing chronic constipation or diarrhea).


Address underlying imbalance

In this phase, we identify and address the underlying imbalances which are at the root of your health issue. This phase can take anywhere from one to twelve months, depending on the complexity or duration of your issue (e.g. modulate your immune system to reduce allergic reactions, build your reserves to address fatigue, insomnia and chronic stress, heal your gut to improve absorption of nutrients).


Build Resilience

The goal in this phase is help you reach your ultimate health goals (e.g. how you see yourself and your life as you grow older) or to make you strong enough to avoid recurrence of your key health issue. If you are interested in working with me for any or all of these phases, please contact me or review the Consultations area.

Work With Me


If you are interested in working together, or have questions about the Health Consultations, please send me a note.

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