Frequently Asked Questions
What is herbalism?
Throughout history humans learned and practiced the art of using plants to support health. Cultures all over the world developed intimate partnerships with local plants and deep understandings of their many uses. This wisdom was systematically and often violently oppressed, suppressed, and devalued by the racist and sexist imperialist forces that shaped our modern world. Still, herbalism is sustained worldwide in many forms.
Herbalism is a gentle, supportive, holistic practice of connecting plants and humans to promote health and balance. Herbalists consider the body, mind, and spirit as they identify plant allies to guide people toward the experience of wholeness. These plants work with the body, mind and spirit to build and nurture overall health without causing side effects or dependencies. Rather than aiming to reduce the sensation of symptoms, herbalists work with plants to strengthen and balance individual constitutions. Through plants, people may take charge of their own wellness and learn ways to care for themselves with naturally available resources.
What about doctors?
An herbalist is neither a doctor nor a psychologist. Doctors, psychologists, and herbalists each hold valuable and unique skillsets which may complement one another as health resources. Herbalists do not seek to replace doctors and psychologists but rather work to support the systems of the body, mind, and spirit so that people may experience greater health and wholeness than is possible from allopathic medicine alone.
What is plant spirit work?
Integral to the traditions of herbalism around the world is the belief that plants possess intelligent, compassionate spirits capable of assisting humans in their journeys toward health and balance. Plants are seen as divine, powerful beings and their role in supporting health extends beyond the physical body. While one certainly does not have to share this spiritual worldview to benefit from incorporating herbs into their life there is great transformation possible in the practice of intentionally calling in the Spirit within plants for loving guidance.
Herbalist Uprising receives, collects and stores any information you enter on this website or provide in any other way. In addition, Herbalist Uprising collects the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet. When you conduct a transaction on this website, as part of the process, I collect personal information you give us such as your name, address, payment details, and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated below only:
To provide and operate the Services;
To provide you with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;
To be able to contact my Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;
To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which I may use to provide and improve our respective services;
To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
Herbalist Uprising is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides me with the online platform that allows me to sell my products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by Herbalist Uprising adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
I may contact you to troubleshoot problems, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about Herbalist Uprising or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce applicable national laws, and any agreement I may have with you. For these purposes I may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.
All personal information shared in Herbal Consults and workshops is held as fully sacred and confidential. No images, names, or identifying details of any interactions you have with Herbalist Uprising will be shared without your consent. If you would like to revoke prior consent, please contact to let me know.
If you don’t want me to process your data anymore, or if you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information I have about you, please contact me at email@example.com.