Disability, Chronic Illness, and Mental Health

As a disabled person who lives with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, anxiety, and depression, I have received a lot of unsolicited advice from others, particularly about the efficacy of alternative medicine. While this is an annoying pattern, I also have firsthand experience using herbs and food to manage my disabilities. My framework is forever indebted to the organizing that has happened within Disability Justice, a movement started and led by disabled queer people of color. It is through this work that I have learned that the issue is often about surviving ableism more so than the experience of the disability or illness itself. My practice understands our reliance on the Medical Industrial Complex while also striving to meet your access needs from a holistic bodymind perspective. Here are some of the many experiences that I believe can benefit from clinical herbal support:

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT)

  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)

  • Chronic Pain

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks

  • living on the Autism spectrum within neurotypical-dominant society

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Lyme Disease

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Endometriosis

  • preventing and fighting cancer

  • food allergies

  • repetitive stress injuries (RSI)

  • arthritis

  • eczema and psoriasis

Truthfully, I believe herbal support can be meaningful for every person regardless of the way your experience has been pathologized. I’m committed to transparency and will let you know if your needs are outside my scope of practice. I keep up to date on the science of herb-drug interactions and know many ways to integrate plant medicine into the lives of people who require multiple daily pharmaceutical medications. Please reach out if you have questions about what you’re specifically working with and if herbal medicine might be supportive for improving your quality of life.