Jennifer Pottruff DO(EU), NMD, DBM, RH, CEMT, VND Degrees : Doctor of Osteopathy (EU), Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Botanical Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Naturopathy Registered Herbalist, Animal Herbalist
Herbal Remedies are the oldest form of medicine practiced. Herbal medicine has been used for hundreds of years and many pharmaceutical drugs currently prescribed by doctors were originally derived from plants and herbs. The use of medicinal treatments made from plants to prevent and treat conditions of the body. Herbal remedies takes into account the total person and all symptoms they have (emotional and physical). Herbal remedies stimulate the natural healing ability of the body using individualized herbal blends which are compounded in the office for each patients individual needs. Herbs can be used to help with muscular and joint aches and pains when taken internally or applied externally to the skin.
Initial Visit The initial visit is similar to a visit to your doctor, however it will last 1 hour. This allows for a thorough examination of your case. I will ask you about food intake, as well to go over any nutritional aspects needing attention. We will go over the intake form and I will take a complete history which includes the entire health history and any necessary physical exam. I will use the information provided and observations of the physical symptoms to analyze the case. Medical Herbalists are fully trained and qualified in diagnostic techniques. I am here to help and listen. I will need a week to go over your case and choose the appropriate herbs for you. I will schedule your second visit at this time where we will go over this plan and you can pick up your remedy at this time.
Follow-up Visit Follow-up appointments are booked according to each case (every 2-6 weeks depending on the issue) and are 30 minutes in length. Here we will evaluate how the treatment plan has been working for and make any changes that are necessary. At this time you should advise me of any new symptoms that may have come up since the last appointment. This will allow us to see the progress we are making.
Holistic Healthcare Fees : All fees must be paid at time of service. Prices include HST. Initial Appointment : $130 Follow-up 45 min Appointment $95
The following insurance companies have reimbursed for herbalist visits. Be sure to check with your provider to see if you have herbalist coverage. - Retired Teachers of Ontario - Johnson Insurance
Please provide me with at least 24 hrs notice of any change to the appointment time. Cancellations less than 24 hours notice will be charged a non cancellation fee, the full appointment price.