Chinese and Western Herbology, Consultations (Special Interest: Women's Health, Digestive, Nervous System, Respiratory Ailments, Attention Deficit Disorders, Cervical Dysplasia, Skin Issues,) Dietary Modifications, Nutritional Supplements, Custom Blended herbal Medicine, Lifestyle Changes, Bach Flower Remedies, Iridology
About Katolen Yardley
Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) – Medical Herbalist
Katolen is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists; she has worked in the herbal medicine field for over 20 years, taught herbal medicine classes at local community colleges, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, and UBC Sustainable Farms. She is adjunct faculty at Boucher Naturopathic College and a clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College. She has had a private practice in Vancouver and Port Moody BC since 2000. Her personal interest in health lies with the emotional connection to wellness and dis-ease. Katolen specializes in women’s health issues, skin dis-ease, and digestive disorders and believes in providing usable tools for healing through inspiration and education.
For 18 years, Katolen appeared monthly on a nationally syndicated morning news show on Global Television where she offered herbal information to the public; she is third term President of the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC (CHA of BC) and current President of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA). When time allows, Katolen can often be found traveling, learning about indigenous healing plants and exploring other cultures. Her book "The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies" (Skyhorse Publishing, 2016) has been in the top 10 in its category of herbal medicine on Amazon. Her personal website is www.katolenyardley.com and her business www.alchemyelixir.com.
Katolen can be found offering herbal medicine continuing education classes at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens and hands on herbal medicine experience at the University of British Columbia Sustainable Farms (UBC Farms). She teaches in the Strategic Resilience Program for First Responders at Langara College. Katolen also speaks at local herb conferences such as the Vancouver Island Herb Gathering and the Kootenay Herb Conference.
What is a Medical Herbalist?
When treating the client a Medical Herbalist seeks out the underlying cause of the health problem and, once identified, it is this, which is treated rather than the symptoms alone. A Medical Herbalist can also provide accurate information on any possible contraindications and/or potential drug-herb interactions.
Medical Herbalists are highly trained practitioners that combine the use of botanical medicine, science, nutrition, and supplements to restore health. Medical Herbalists are not doctors, nor do they diagnose; they are, however, trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors and take a more holistic approach to illness. They have completed at least 4 years of study in Herbal Medicine and have had extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical assessment, pharmacology, biochemistry, botany, materia medica, and philosophy of Herbal Medicine, therapeutics, and nutrition. The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is a worldwide recognized governing body representing herbal practitioners, originally founded in 1864.
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