A Good Nights’ Sleep with Herbs

Date: July 7, 2010

Teacher Name and Titles: Erin Piorier

Piorier, Erin

It is hard to feel good when you aren’t sleeping well or getting enough sleep. In addition, current research suggests that poor sleep can have wide reaching implications for our overall health including mental health, immune system function and body weight. Herbs can be a helpful addition to a program to improve sleep. In this lecture we will focus on herbs to help people fall asleep and stay asleep. We will discuss specific remedies for anxiety, worry and racing thoughts that can hinder falling asleep. We will also explore other health issues and the herbs used to treat them that can interfere with sleep like bedwetting in children, insomnia in pregnancy, frequent night urination and nightmares.

Erin Piorier is a Traditional Western Herbalist who has been offering consultations, herbal education, and plant–based medicine to the Twin Cities community for over eight years. Erin is available for private consultation and provides her clients with handmade wildcrafted herbal products gathered from the fields and forest of the upper Midwest or grown in her organic garden. She is committed to safe, collaborative, respectful natural health care that treats the whole person.

Erin teaches extensively. She enjoys introducing beginners to the world of plant id and medicine making and enjoys digging into the big questions of herbal medicine and helping advanced students take their herbal work to the next level. Erin is the co–organizer of the community event the Holistic Health and Herbal Education Festival, which takes place annually in Cannon Falls, MN.

Erin is also a traditional midwife who offers homebirth services. She integrates her herbal practice into the care she provides childbearing women. She also offers classes and consultations focusing on health for women, babies, children and the whole family.

Erin is a mother of two children and lives with her family in St. Paul.