Category Archives: Herbalism

From Jenny McCartney, Medical Herbalist, formula of the Month: Digest

Share If you’ve perused the front shelves of the Heart & Hand’s lobby and been curious about some of the tinctures being sold, then you’ll know that it can be hard to choose!  This month I want to give some … Continue reading

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Formula of the Month: The Sensualist’s Elixir

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Summer Strategies to Beat the Heat, by Jenny McCartney, Medical Herbalist

Share   As the summer continues to heat up, I want to bring some attention to a couple of my favorite strategies to beat the heat, because even in mild Victoria, summer heat can still drag you down. Summer heat … Continue reading

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H&H Story from S.G.

Share Heart & Hands has been a source of support and stability for me in so many ways over the past 4 years. I am fortunate to work so close to such a wonderful local business. I’ve had a very … Continue reading

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Formula Focus by Jenny McCartney: how to choose the right Cold or Flu remedy

Share                         Well folks, cold and flu season is here.  Booking an acupuncture session at H&H is a wonderful first step to kick that nasty bug or virus, and … Continue reading

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October’s Formula Focus: Elderberry Elixir

Share There are few cold and flu formula’s that taste as delicious as a good Elderberry Elixir– which is good news because there are some nasty bugs out there these days— yep, flu season has begun folks.  And so I’m … Continue reading

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Herbal Focuses for the coming Fall: by Jenny McCartney

Share The season has certainly shifted here in Victoria this past couple weeks, with cooler nights, shorter days and the first leaves yellowing and falling from trees.  Now is the time to draw our excited and extroverted summer energy back … Continue reading

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Albizia, Collective Happiness Bark

Share There are countless plant medicines to choose from for anxiety, so like a village matchmaker, all art lies in tracing the details. What does your anxiety crave? From what does it rise up from: a place brittle and burned … Continue reading

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Heart & Hands wants to hear from you!

Share           This October Heart & Hands turns 4 years old, so we’d like to know how we’ve been doing all this time! (And reveal an awesome scheduling change we have in store for the new … Continue reading

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Herb of the Month: Devil’s Club, Oplopanax Horridum

Share I just finished tincturing my spring-harvested Devil’s Club roots, much of which I will use in my ‘Guardian’ tincture formula (sold at Heart & Hands), and so I figured I’d feature this very special herb in June’s newsletter!  Without … Continue reading

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