Western Herbal Medicine is a type of natural healthcare that utilizes herbal medicines therapeutically. It is one of the oldest forms of medicine, that has been built upon by the experience and wisdom of many generations of practicing medicine people throughout the world. The practice is founded upon the concept of Holistic Herbalism, which is a perspective and approach that considers the many unique aspects of an individual, including one's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Travis Cartwright is a Medical Herbalist and Herbal Medicine Maker. He is a Registered Herbal Therapist, with the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC. He graduated from the Pacific Rim College Phytotherapy program; one of the most comprehensive Western Herbal Medicine programs in the Western world.
He is passionate about assisting individuals in their personal growth and healing with the use of herbal medicine. Travis’ approach utilizes plant medicine in a holistic fashion that honors the body, mind, spirit and energetics of both plants and people. From this perspective, Travis practices with awareness that the body and mind are in relationship, and addressing both is foundational for healing.
Travis lives in Nelson, BC, where he wildcrafts various herbs and mushrooms, creates herbal medicines, facilitates workshops and runs a clinical herbal practice
Marie Elizabeth Herbals
Marie is lover of the wild natural world and is dedicated supporting her community with plant medicine. She completed her clinical herbal medicine training through Pacific Rim College, and has studied with various folk herbalists; she brings a fusion of perspectives to her practice.
Marie authentically enjoys exploring people: who they are, what they need, and how best to support their experience. She is honored to provide a safe space for patients to explore themselves deeply, and tools to facilitate healing. She encourages her patients to question the stories they have been told about their own health by our current culture so they can evolve into their fullest expressions of themselves.
Pacific Rim College
Graduate of 2017
Over 500 hours clinical training and experience
Over 1000 hours Herbal Therapeutics courses
Extensive Biomedicinal Science training
Traditional Western Herbalism Energetics courses
Advanced Herbal Medicine Making
Collaborative Oncology - a Phytotherapy Perspective by Chanchal Cabrera
Applying Astrology in Holistic Health by Graeme Tobyn
Medical Alchemy, Spagyrics and Astrology for the Practicing Herbalist by Sarah Popham
Insulin Resistance: Pathophysiology and Natural Therapeutics with Diet and Herbs by Paul Bergner
Medicinal Mushrooms by Robert Rogers
Inclusiveness in a Clinical Setting by Bryn Eliot
A Materia Medica Intensive for the 21st Century by Paul Bergner
Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis by Margi Flint
The Art of Percolation by Kevin Kunzler
Herbal Medicine and the Human Microbiome by Peter Conway
Wild Rose College of Natural Healing
Medicinal Mushroom Course