Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, CHT, Medical Herbalist
Katolen is a Medical Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, currently in private practice in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC and offers online consultations throughout North America. She has been employed in the Holistic Health field since 1993, with clinical experience since 1995. Her personal interest in health lies with the emotional connection to wellness and dis-ease. She specializes in women’s health issues, skin dis-ease, digestive and nervous system disorders and believes in providing usable tools for healing through inspiration and education.
Katolen has been involved in curriculum development for numerous educational programs and teaches herbal medicine courses at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and Pacific Rim College and offers seminars and lectures to the general public. She is a clinic supervisor of a Dominion Herbal College approved student training clinic. Katolen is the Vice President of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) and a second term president of the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC (CHA of BC). She is the author of the book - The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies (release date August, 2016)
Since 1998, she has appeared monthly on Global Television Morning News, where she offers herbal information to the public. Katolen has been a guest on the Discovery Channel’s Healthy Home Show, has been published in numerous magazines and health journals including: the British Journal of Phytotherapy, Shared Vision Magazine, Elated News, Choices Markets Newsletters and Living + Magazine, she is a guest speaker at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, has presented at international conferences including Phytotherapy Canada, the BC Pharmacy Association, the Canadian Herbalists Association of BC, Health Action Network, Kootenay Herb Conference, Vancouver Island Herb Gathering, Powell River Women's Health Network, Washington State's Northwest Herbal Fair, Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, North West Herb Symposium, the BC Post Secondary Support Staff Conference and appeared in interviews on the Dr. Don Show, the Simi Sara Show, CKVN News, CBC National News, The Weather Network, CBC Talk Radio, CKNW’s World Today and CFML Radio.
During a consultation a personalized health program is designed for your specific health picture, focusing on your individual state of health and intended to treat the whole person, not only symptoms of a dis-ease. Katolen provides tools to assist people in improving their health through the use of western herbal medicines, supplements and both lifestyle and nutritional counseling; she provides custom blended herbal tinctures, medicinal teas, creams, and essential oils, -formulated after obtaining each clients unique symptoms and health history.
Katolen is trained in the western bio-medical model of health (including anatomy, pathology, physiology, therapeutics) and works mostly within the western paradigm. She can read blood work and uses hormone, allergy and other tests as needed for both preventative medicine and to shed light on underlying causes of ill health.
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 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. The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is a world wide recognized governing body representing herbal practitioners, originally founded in 1864. All members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
To book a clinic appointment please call: 604 683 2298.
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