Herbal consultations are available by appointment, for anyone at any phase or stage of life (not limited to the childbearing year). Please email or call to schedule a visit.
Please note: I do not have open “shop hours,” but if you know what you would like, and do not wish to have an appointment, I can make arrangements to prepare your order for pick-up. An herbal consultation is recommended, and provides me the best opportunity to help you in the most effective way possible. A visit typically lasts about an hour.
The cost of herbs are charged in addition to the consultation fee. Please bring a list of all medications/ supplements you are currently taking, or bring along the bottles themselves.
A note about herbal medicine as a healing modality, and consultations with Stella:
Before there were universities graduating licensed medical doctors, communities looked to ‘Wise Men’ and ‘Wise Women,’ Grannies, and Midwives for simple plant medicines, for healing of injuries and dis-eases, and for compassionate listening. As an ally during sickness, birth, or at the end of life, the Village Herbalist has always been called on for support. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that even today, 90% of healthcare is done at home. The Village Herbalist is the time-tested model of home-healthcare. Her tool box is versatile, and prevention is held in high regard. In one hand she holds a wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills, and in the other, the empty space of the moment as a unique experience, without preconceived ideas. For most common ailments, she has the means to help, and even more importantly, to educate families on how to help themselves. She chooses remedies which simultaneously nourish and build a solid foundation of Real Health, while addressing the entire scope of what a person is experiencing, from the physical to the mental and emotional, and does not see these as separate parts of a person. Health is not defined merely by the absence of disease, but is recognized as a feeling of dynamism, vibrancy, and empowerment! Herbalism practiced in this way treats the Whole Person, instead of just symptoms, and leads each person to a state of greater vitality.
In seeking herbal therapy and health advice from Village Herbals, you are encouraged to take self-responsibility. Your own inner-guidance system is the supreme authority on whether a particular remedy may be right for you. While Stella will happily support your healing process and provide suggestions, it is done with the understanding that you are accountable for making informed decisions. Therefore, education is a major part of a consultation, while your own intuition and self-knowledge is respected as an invaluable component in your process. Stella believes that for the goal of true, lasting, revolutionary change in your health to be met, empowerment must be a cornerstone to your process. This stems from a sense of having created change for yourself-beginning with asking for help, and in a continuous way, making choices which support your process. With that in mind, Stella is honored to work with you and witness your transformation. There is no better expert than YOU when it comes to your own body.
“I really like the herbs you suggested for me. When I use them I feel a greater sense of well-being. The herbs I have tried from other sources did not have the same quality, and could not compete with your prices.”Angela Elgee
“I remember the day you walked me out on the lawn to show an example of plantain, therein starting my herbal journey. Thanks!”Sharon Hein
“As acupuncturists, we know the value of treating every person’s as a unique individual – and Stella does exactly that. She addresses symptoms in the context of what is going on with the whole person with a great amount of soulful humor and warmth. As a result, her clients are healthier and more empowered to take care of themselves and make better decisions about self-care. We always learn something new and fascinating at Stella’s workshops – she presents the material with ease and clear love for her herbal craft. We highly recommend that all of our clients consider doing an herbal wellness consultation with Stella.” – Samantha Berg M.Ac, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac, and Kevin Medddleton M.Ac, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac, Licensed Acupuncturists and Owners of Alaska Center for Acupuncture in downtown Palmer, AKSamantha Berg M.Ac, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac, and Kevin Medddleton M.Ac, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac, Licensed Acupuncturists and Owners of Alaska Center for Acupuncture in downtown Palmer, AK
“The hallmark of a good herbalist is beyond merely having the empirical knowledge of how to use the plants (which Stella certainly does). Rather, it is possessing an intuitive knowing of the nature of a plant’s personality, and using that knowledge to match the right plant to the right person. Stella has this down pat. She is an immensely gifted and knowledgeable herbalist, and a natural-born healer. This will be readily apparent to anyone who spends a few minutes in her presence.”Matthew Whyatt