About Ember Peters

herbalist, clinician, teacher,  medicine maker, gardener, folk scientist, nature-lover

promoting self-determination and empowerment for all bodies

Ember Peters is a clinical herbalist committed to providing accessible herbal care and quality herbal education. She is the founder of Wild Current Herbalism and adjunct faculty at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. Ember has had a busy clinical practice since 2014, focusing on providing accessible sliding-scale herbal care to people with complex chronic illness. They recognize community based holistic health as a tangible step towards collective and individual liberation and resilience. Guided by nature, their practice integrates scientific knowledge with energetic systems including Western herbalism traditions, Classical Chinese Medicine, the latest scientific research, phytochemistry, physiology, flower essence therapy and holistic nutrition. Ember is a Registered Herbal Practitioner with the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia (HANS).

Ember’s interest and experience in clinic focuses on cancer, diabetes, liver diseases, digestive issues, auto-immunity, chronic pain, neurological conditions, endocrine imbalances, addiction, injury recovery, fertility autonomy, hormone imbalances, sleep issues, trans health, and mood/emotional imbalances. She views each person’s body as resilient and intelligent; where mind, body, spirit, experiences and symptoms are interconnected. With a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, Ember meets you where you are at in terms of your capacity, goals, barriers to resources, etc, and strives to treat you with total acceptance and respect, viewing you as the expert of your body and experiences.

Ember began formal study of herbal medicine in 2009 at the Living Earth School of Herbalism in Ontario, and graduated from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) Clinical Herbalist training program in 2014. She gained extensive clinical experience working full-time for two years at the British Columbia Compassion Club Society Wellness Center in Vancouver BC, offering accessible sliding-scale herbal care to people with complex chronic illness and cancer. Following this, Ember was invited to join the faculty at VCIH in the Family Herbalist and Clinical Herbalist training programs, where she has been teaching since 2018. She has taught widely about herbalism at conferences and schools including the American Herbalists Guild Symposium, the Dandelion Seed Conference, The Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies and the Elderberry Academy.

Ember has always been in a love affair with the woods, the sea and wild spaces. She is interested in challenging and dismantling the impact of colonialism and capitalism on our relationships with each other, our bodies and with the land. She is deeply inspired by the stories that the land tells of living with human communities, and stories of community resistance and resilience. Ember views herself as an eternal student of the earth, the plants, her clients and students; forever deepening and growing her base of herbal skills and knowledge. Ember is a gender non-conforming settler of Ashkenazi Jewish and Greek ancestry, and uses she or they pronouns.

For any inquiries about what Ember can offer, send her an email:

e.peters.herbalist@gmail.com

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