Information and pricing on Amy Charnay's Herbal Medicine and Nutrition services
Consultations by appointment
Are you looking to cultivate a more resilient inner and/or outer life?
An initial consultation entails a thorough review of your health history, current health concerns, diet, lifestyle, supplements and personal goals. We work together to create an individualized resiliency plan that works for you. Recommendations may include diet, lifestyle, herbal and/or dietary supplements, aromatherapy, flower essences, mindfulness practices and more.
During follow-up visits we evaluate your progress and adjust recommendations to your unique plan and herbal formula(s) as needed. Your needs will determine the frequency of visits. Generally, we recommend monthly follow-up visits for those with specific goals that require tracking. Some clients elect to visit seasonally to maintain and continue to grow resiliency through the year.
For the best results, please provide the following information to me before our appointment:
Intake form (provided by us)
List of medications including dosage
List of herbs & supplements including brand and dosage
A food diary for at least 2 consecutive days
Current labs and/or diagnosis from your physician, including dosage
Consultations are available in-person at Farmacopia in Santa Rosa, CA or via Skype or telephone. Initial consultations are 1 hour and follow-up appointments are 50 minutes, click here to purchase. Herbal Extracts/Custom Formulations are purchased separately at $11 per ounce.
Flexible Spending Plans or Health reimbursement may apply. Check with your plan to see if nutrition visits with a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) are covered.
Very Resilient Program (VRP)
Our VRP program is an extended access, client-driven program with enhanced support including
ongoing support between appointments
extended practitioner and product access and shipments
research & consulting with experts for your more complex or unique challenges
Please inquire for rates and information about our VRP.
3 simple habits to cultivate resiliency
Hydrate! Our entire system depends on water and most people tend towards dehydration. Drink approximately 1/2 your weight (in pounds) in ounces of water daily. For example, if you weigh 150 lbs, drink about 75oz of water daily. Try adding a splash of lemon, some flax seeds or a slice of cucumber to your water for flavor and to improve absorption. Don't drink out of plastic water bottles -- opt for a water purification system and drink from glass cups.
Be mindful of your thoughts and how you spend your time each morning. It can set the tone for your entire day. Just a few minutes of a mindfulness practice can result in huge shifts. Try it! Here are a few suggestions from one of my favorite teachers, Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Add tonics, such as adaptogenic herbs, to your daily repertoire. Adaptogens are a category of herbs that enhance our ability to adapt to our environment, including stressors, thus making us more resilient. These nourishing tonics are best taken long-term, like good food, to glean the benefits which include: overall increase in well-being, sleep, improved stamina and energy and reduced incidence of acute illness. Who doesn’t want that?! It's always wise to consult with an herbalist to make sure you're selecting herbs that are right for your constitution or 'body type'. Here are a few adaptogenic herbs that are suitable for most people:
Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera) – a superb tonic where there is a combination of fatigue & anxiety. Also supports sleep so best taken in the evening.
Reishi fruiting body (Ganoderma lucidum) – a classic tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine, once reserved for royalty. Studies have found it to contain more than 400 active constituents! It is a deeply grounding and nourishing tonic with a an affinity for the immune, liver and respiratory systems.