I put the herbs in the teapot on autopilot, then stopped and thought “wait a minute, what was this blend to treat?” I checked and realized that problem is gone. (By the way, rooibos as a simple really seems to have stopped an eczema flare for me, interesting…)

And this happens all the time. I can’t tell you how many times a client has come for a second herbal consultation all in a tizzy about some health problem they’ve never mentioned to me before, and then when I read to them what they were concerned about last time I saw them they say dismissively “oh yeah, that’s gone now.” Sometimes I think the main job of the practitioner, at least when dealing with chronic health issues, is to track progress and be able to remind the client (myself included!) how far they’ve come.

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