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Jill's  scope of practice as a Clinical Planetary Herbalist is based on assessing the cycles of nature and how they relate to the body.  Nature affects our behavior as humans. In fact, Five Element Theory in traditional Chinese medicine is based upon the relation of our entire being to nature, viewing our bodies as individual ecosystems similar to a magnificent organic garden. A bio diverse garden needs healthy soil, ample sunlight, water, nourishment and air flow to attract beneficial insects, bees and organisms to create nutrient dense food.

A plant starts with a seed, turns into a sprout and then a flower or fruit, which then dies, falls and the cycle begins again. The garden is a place where all the living things interact with the elements to create an environment that we are totally dependent for the essentials of life. The weather is also a factor, causing our food crops to grow optimally or with a bit of stress if it is too cold, hot, wet or dry. When there is a lack or imbalance in one or more areas, possibly our vegetables are not the right color, size or do not have the right taste. Similarly, like the simple plant or the bio diverse garden as a perfect picture of nature, the equilibrium of our bodies is reliant upon both external and internal factors.

Keeping these analogies in mind, Five Element Theory assigns a function, color, taste, emotion and organ systems (both yin and yang) to each season. Like the garden, each element is interdependent on the others for their function and when one becomes out of balance, the effect trickles down to affect one or more of the other organ systems.

Jill's specialty is working with women and teens with stress, fatigue, anxiety, digestive ailments, menstrual related issues, insomnia and sensitivity to the environmental stresses of modern society.  Jill begins by listening, questioning and assessing patterns of imbalance according to ancient wisdom techniques.  She works side by side with each client as a a wellness concierge , providing each person with the exact program that suits their individual needs, including detailed lifestyle, yoga, nutrition, herbal and flower essence protocols.

Jill advocates, empowers and provides self reliant tools and medicinal herbs rooted in traditions of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Western herbal medicine to enable people to move toward their vital equilibrium. She offers several packages to foster ease, accountability and compliance from each individual.

There's no better time than the present to take the first step to reclaim your health & vitality.  Malama (Take care) of your health & remember that personal Kuleana (Responsibility) is the key.

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