I am so excited! I just started herbal school at the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism. Last night was my first night. After this Fundamentals Program is complete I plan on taking the Traditional Program to become a certified herbalist. My plan is to make tinctures and other healing herbal remedies to be able to offer more to my clients, along with my friends, my family, and myself of course! Herbal healing may not supply the instant gratification that pharmaceutical pills do, but the difference is herbs actually heal, they don’t just mask symptoms. They eradicate the root of the problem. They promote wellness, rather than treat illness. The knowledge of herbalism is an ancient art that needs to be kept alive. Herbs are powerful healing allies and are available all around us here in the mountains. They can be used aromatically, medicinally, or in culinary… (or in many cases, all of the above!)
Archive for March, 2010
Some resources tell me that the word SPA is an acronym for the Latin phrase “Salut Per Aqua” which translates to “Health through Water”. Others seem to think the word SPA was taken from the name of the famous mineral springs in Spa, Belgium, commonly used as a noun denoting any place with a medicinal or mineral spring. At any rate, it is affiliated with water…that we all can agree on.