Herbalist Valerie Blankenship, AHG, has over 32 years experience as clinician, formulator, medicine maker and educator. She runs a busy herbal clinic, and is the developer and chief instructor for the popular Sage Herbal Foundations program, an intensive, 27 class, 7 month program for the home herbalist: www.sagewomanherbs.com/classes/herbal-foundations-course/
She is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. AHG Registered Herbalist membership requires an intensive, peer-reviewed application process through the professional herbalist’s organization, requiring demonstrated herbal knowledge and clinical experience and skills.
Valerie is a guest speaker at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder and UCCS at the Bethel School of Nursing. Valerie loves sharing her knowledge, and her teaching approach is generous. Her rich experiences from the clinic provide a deeper understanding of the use of both local and planetary herbs.
She holds certifications from Wild Rose College, David Hoffmann’s Therapeutic Herbalism program and The School of Natural Healing. She attends topical herbal intensives yearly through The American Herbalists Guild and Naturopathic Colleges and is a member of the American Herbalist’s Guild.
She has completed intensive training in integrative holistic treatments with herbal clinician Donald Yance, through his ECLECTIC TRIPHASIC™ MEDICAL SYSTEM (ETMS).
Her clinical approach is anchored in Vitalism, a tradition that respects the body’s innate ability to heal itself if given the proper physical, spiritual and mental nourishment. In the clinic, she employs the Western Constitutional Assessment technique developed by Michael Moore, a method which focuses on the unique constitution and organ state of each client, as well as the energetics of individual herbs and formulations.
Care is given to ensure clients are educated regarding the importance of restoring and maintaining a health microbiome in order to achieve proper absorption of nutrients. Careful attention is given to strengthening weakened organ systems. Nutrition always receives top priority, for without adequate nutrition, wellness can never be achieved.
Cost of the initial consultation is $150. Initial appointments run 90 minutes. Follow-ups are 40 minutes and are $60.
Holistic Health Plan – We offer a limited number of these plans. Inquire as to availability. The plan is an excellent value for those on a budget who need ongoing followups with the herbalist. A deposit of $250 is paid, followed by $30 per month for 10 months for a total of $610 for the year. Consultations are limited 1 initial consultation, plus 12 follow-up appointments within a 12-month period. You must sign up for the plan by the end of the second appointment.
Discounts - Clients receive 15% off of most herbal products on their herbal program set up by the herbalist, excluding Mercola and Natura products. Tinctures are given the usual customer discount according to the size of the bottle purchased. There is a valuable savings of $260 and up when discounts and consultation fees are considered. Please inquire for details.
What to expect during the consultation: After reviewing your detailed intake form, Valerie conducts a thorough interview with you to uncover health history and lifestyle details. She will often chart your tongue, nail and facial features related to your health. She also gathers information to assess all bodily systems for excesses and deficiencies. If you have lab reports related to your health issues, she will review them. She will then design specialized formulations and make recommendations for supplements and dietary changes.
Preparing your formulas: Sage Consulting & Apothecary offers an on-site herbal pharmacy and apothecary containing over 200 herbal tinctures and bulk herbs. All special tincture, capsule or tea blends designed for you will be prepared on site, usually the same day. Re-fills may be ordered by phone through the clinic.
Private herbal consultations are available by appointment are available on Tuesdays through Thursdays at her clinic at 2727 N. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs. Appointments are held in the clinic by phone or Skype.
CALL TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:
TOLL FREE 1-833-473-4372