Plants are respected for their ability to bring balance back to the body. Some herbs offer concentrated nutrients and others offer support to different body systems. Most people can benefit from herbal support, but this is only one aspect of wellness.
Your herbal consult will also include a discussion of other lifestyle changes and wellness modalities that can create a stronger wellness plan. Before we meet, you will fill out an intake form that helps me understand what your concerns are, what you have tried in the past, and what is or isn’t working for you. At the consultation, we dig deeper into your answers and begin forming a plan together. Afterward, I send you a followup email with your recommended herbs and personalized plan. Followup appointments are set at eight and sixteen weeks.
Ready to do some deeper work to balance your vital life force? Book an aura cleansing and chakra balancing session. Your aura is the area around your body in which your vital life force radiates. Cleansing your aura allows you to release unhealthy connections. Your chakras are energy centers in your body that correlate with certain aspects of your physical and emotional self. Balancing the chakras can bring emotional release and better support for the body.
When you arrive, we will talk about what you are dealing with and if you’ve been doing anything on your own to work toward rebalance. During the session, we may utilize crystals, singing bowls, or aromatherapy to help the process. At the end of the session, we will spend a couple of minutes discussing energy techniques you can do on your own to continue encouraging balance until your next appointment.
Larabeth Guthrie is a board certified wellness practitioner with a Bachelor’s of Science in Complementary Medicine and a Master’s of Public Health in Functional Nutrition.
Growing up, Larabeth Guthrie’s mother and grandmother impressed upon her the importance of plants as a way to build wellness as well as the first line of defense against illness. At the age of 12, Larabeth discovered Qi Gong through her martial arts association and witnessed the power of energy healing. She began to dig deeper into herbalism and eastern healing practices, and went on to become a Reiki Master at 21.
Larabeth is currently working toward her 500 hour yoga teacher certification and a PhD in Natural Medicine. She currently volunteers with UAB’s integrative clinic to produce research and education around mindfulness practices, yoga, aromatherapy, supplement use, and traditional healing practices. As a multi-modal energy healer and instructor with over 15 years of healing experience, she works to make natural health education accessible and available for everyone.
Ancient healing traditions all have one thing in common: they discuss a vital life force that flows throughout our bodies. According to wisdom from these traditions, dis-ease and emotional strain can occur when this life force is weakened or blocked. Reiki is a more modern healing practice from Japan that can help this life force flow more smoothly. Many people choose Reiki because it is a gentle healing energy that flows into the body to wherever it is needed.
Integrative clinics and hospitals are beginning to offer Reiki as a complementary therapy for patients. Research is being conducted for Reiki’s ability to help patients with cancer, chronic health issues, and for recovery after surgery. Some case studies even highlight its potential to support the nervous system and change how a person feels within a single session.
During a session, you remain fully clothed and can lay down or sit up to receive the energy. You may close your eyes or keep them open. Some practitioners work with children who bring their coloring books and color through their time together! You may feel warmth, tingling, or other sensations. Some people feel nothing during the session but report a shift that occurs over the next few days. Since Reiki is hands off, it is a fantastic alternative for those who may not be comfortable with manual therapies.