Carla has been passionate about herbal medicine and natural healing for as long as she can remember. She has enjoyed making her own herbal products for over 15 years. She makes her own tea blends, tinctures, syrups, salves, soaps, bath salts and moisturizers. She has recently decided to make products for clients and customers. They are available in store in Washago, at 3363 Muskoka St.
Carla Spizzirri received her Clinical Herbalist Diploma from Medical Herbalist Diane Kent, N.M.I.M.H & RH in 2019. Please visit her website. Carla is currently (2023-2024) registered with the Ontario Herbalist Association as a Professional Member . Diane has retired from teaching and provided an in-depth study of Western Herbalism that included over 350 clinical hours and case studies.
What is a Registered Clinical Herbalist and what does it entail?
A herbalist that is registered with the OHA has met the minimum education requirements and clinical hours to provide the right knowledge to administer herbal consultations to their clients. They also must submit a minimum of 40 hours each year for Continuing Education credits to keep their professional status in good standing. Membership is reviewed yearly and approved by the Board Members. This ensures the highest level of professionalism for herbalists in Ontario.
From the OHA website:
At least 1100 hours of instruction / training, or equivalent in distance education format.
Of this, a minimum of 500 hours must consist of instruction in core herbal subjects such as Materia medica, herbal therapeutics, herbal pharmacology, herbal pharmacy, history and philosophy of herbalism, herbal energetics, and field identification. The core herbal subjects should focus primarily on a single herbal tradition (e.g.. Western herbalism, TCM, Ayurveda, etc.)
In addition, a minimum of 350 hours must consist of instruction in the sciences including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, and nutrition.
At least 350 hours of practical supervised clinic. Clinic hours must primarily consist of client / patient consultations, assessment, protocol development, remedy formulation, herbal dispensing, record keeping and follow-up.
Please visit the OHA website for more information: Please click here
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3363 Muskoka Street, Washago, Ontario L0K 2B0, Canada