Herbs & Flower Essences
Herbs and flower essences work together to help you regain balance of both the body and the mind. Whether or not we are aware of it, many of the issues we experience today stem from the powerhouse that is our brain. So, it is important to treat both the physical symptoms as well as the mental issues from which they arise.
Although both types of supplements can work on the body as a whole, herbs tend to specifically address physical issues such as nerve and muscular pain, asthma, allergies, headaches/migraines, digestion, fertility, PMS, and menopause. Through building the general health and resistance of the body by providing nutrients that stimulate healing, herbal supplements can help regain a sense of physical wellbeing.
Flower essences focus on re-balancing the mind and central nervous system and can support healing of concerns like depression, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, sexual dysfunction and grief. They can aid in the harmonization of physical issues, too, as our emotions affect us physically through the body-mind relationship. Overall, they help create awareness about and stimulate resolution of unhealthy conditioned habits or perceptions. This relearning and re-balancing can lead to greater well-being and harmony in our lives.
Plants & Health
From before recorded history, we have relied on plants to nourish and heal us. Indigenous cultures throughout the world have used herbs in their healing rituals, while others developed systems—like Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine—in which herbal supplements were used. Plants continue to aid us even in contemporary medicine as they are the basis for many pharmaceuticals used today such as aspirin, codeine, digitalis and quinine.
Consider herbal supplements as part of an additive solution to your health regimen.
Your story is the key.
Every person is unique with their own individual set of symptoms as well as their own history. Your story is important. Frequently, patterns can be found from seemingly disparate experiences throughout your life that give us the clues needed to connect you with the best supplements. My goal is to gather as full a picture of you as possible so that we can match your needs with the plants that will support you in your journey to restoration. At the end of the session, you will receive a set of supplements that are tailored specifically to you.
The types of herbal supplements I use in my practice are either herbal tinctures and oils or flower essences. The tinctures and oils I provide to my clients are handmade, wildcrafted products. I gather the materials from fields, forests or local organic farms in Minnesota or grow them with care in my organic garden. My main focus is currently on local, Western herbs as I feel a connection to the plants that grow around us and prefer to use fresh matter rather than dried. For flower essences, I either make them myself or use Bach Flower Remedies (England) or FES Flowers (California).
Unlike many pharmaceuticals, herbs are not meant to be taken for a lifetime. Instead, they are meant to help your system regain its natural ability to support your health. Your need for a certain herb will fluctuate and change over time, and other herbs may take its place until we have attained equilibrium in your system. My ultimate goal is for your body to have regained such a level of health and balance that you no longer need the herbs for support.
I look forward to hearing your story.
Minnesota Herbalist, Clare Gardner Nieto
Serving the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & Saint Paul
Northeast Minneapolis, MN
near Logan Park
Thank you for your interest. I'm currently on a health sabbatical. In the meantime, I'd be happy to answer any questions or provide a referral. Please feel free to contact me.