Wild Current Herbalism
Plant Medicine for Cultivating Resilience
Clinical Herbalist and Holistic Health Educator
Halifax Nova Scotia
K'jipuktuk, unceded Mi'kmaq Territory
Ember Peters is committed to providing accessible herbal care and quality herbal education. Her knowledge is based on Western herbalism traditions, with assessment tools from Classical Chinese Medicine, the latest scientific research, physiology, flower essence therapy and holistic nutrition. She is a Registered Herbal Practitioner with the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia and adjunct faculty at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. Ember has been in clinical practice since 2014, with over 10,000 hours of experience in the field of herbal medicine.
Plants are complex, with hundreds of chemical constituents, life force and wisdom. Humans and plants have evolved together in symbiosis. For humans, plants can provide nourishment and strengthen our ability to adapt to the world we live in. We are exposed to so many challenges to our health every day – from stress and trauma to exposure to toxins, from inherited genetic predisposition to hormone disrupters to our various self-soothing tools to help cope with our lives. Plants support us on the level of our physiologic body: repairing tissues, reducing inflammation, repairing genes, regulating body systems, improving function of organs. Plants support us on the level of our emotional mind-body: shifting our perception to stress, releasing held tensions, moving through difficult times. Plants support us on the level of our spirit: the wisdom and memory that plants carry is passed through their bodies, reminding us of our own innate wisdom; it is one small step towards repairing a deeply wounded, profoundly needed relationship between humans and plants.