Katolen Yardley, DO (EU), MNIMH, RH (AHG), RHT -Medical Herbalist, Doctor of Osteopathy (EU) ~ Osteopathic Manual Practitioner,
Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists
Katolen is a Medical Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, currently in private practice and offers phone/skype herbal medicine consultations throughout North America as well as offers in-person Osteopathy appointments in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC. 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 herbal medicine for women’s health issues, skin dis-ease, digestion and nervous system disorders and believes in providing usable tools for healing through inspiration and education.
Her degree as Doctor of Osteopathy (EU) entailed over 3474 educational hours along with 1000 additional hours of Osteopathy Clinical Internship which complies with the World Health Organizations requirements for Osteopathic training. Osteopathy offers support for temporo-mandibular joint disorders, mobility issues, chronic pain management, headaches, repetitive strain injuries and trauma through a variety of manual osteopathic techniques including cranio osteopathy, mobilization, muscle energy techniques and visceral manipulation as well as support for chronic pain.
She has also completed additional training with:
- Upledger Institute: Cranial Sacral Therapy Level 1
- Barral Institute: Visceral Manipulation Level 1
- Healing Touch Program: Healing Touch Level 1 and 2
For more information about manual osteopathy and how it can assist to restore or preserve health visit.
Katolen has been involved in curriculum development for numerous educational programs. She is adjunct faculty at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, has taught at Pacific Rim College and is an instructor and clinic supervisor of a Dominion Herbal College approved student training clinic. Katolen offers hands on medicine making classes, herb walks and public talks at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens and UBC Sustainable Farm.
Katolen has been running a student clinic herbal mentorship program since 2010. Apprenticeship training assists in preparing advanced students to become herbalists at the professional level through observation and hands-on practice in a clinic setting. More information on the Herbal Medicine Mentorship program can be viewed on the profile page.
Katolen is the president of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) and a third 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 July, 2016).
From 1998 until 2015, she appeared monthly on Global Television Morning News, offering 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, Nanaimo Horticultural Society, the BC Post Secondary Support Staff Conference and appeared in interviews on the Dr. Don Show, the Simi Sara Show, Access Television, Health Stuff You Need to Know Podcast, CKVN News, CBC National News, The Weather Network, CBC Talk Radio, CKNW’s World Today and CFML Radio. Katolen is a consultant with The Faith Popcorn BrainReserve Talent Bank in New York.
For 6 years Katolen managed the production of a busy herbal company, responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the manufacturing procedures of herbal formulations. Katolens herbal medicine training was completed at the School of Phytotherapy, UK, Dominion Herbal College and Wild Rose College. Her clinical experience and mentor-ship was completed at the School of Phytotherapy, Middlesex University, UK, with the late Christopher Hedley, UK, Chanchal Cabrera and Rowan Hamilton.
Herbal Medicine Consultations
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.
For 6 years Katolen managed the production of a busy herbal company, responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the manufacturing procedures of herbal formulations. Katolens herbal medicine training was completed at the School of Phytotherapy, UK, Dominion Herbal College, National University of Medical Sciences and Wild Rose College. Her clinical experience and mentor-ship was completed at the School of Phytotherapy, Middlesex University, UK, with the late Christopher Hedley, UK, Chanchal Cabrera and Rowan Hamilton.
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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