Holistic Health Relief Clinic: A Haiti Experience

Date: February 2, 2011

Teacher Name and Titles: Cynthia Thomas, B.S.

Thomas, Cynthia

Join Herbalist Cynthia Thomas to learn about her recent experience in bringing herbal, homeopathic, essential oil and flower essence therapy to Port Au Prince, Haiti as part of a small mobile Natural Health Relief Clinic. Come to know Haiti a little better, and learn about some of the key remedies used to counter the effects of shock and trauma, worms, malaria and chronic skin and lung conditions all made worse by the January, 2010 earthquake. Explore some of the ways in which we as herbalists have a unique ability to change the world.

Cynthia Thomas is a practicing herbalist, educator, massage therapist and doula serving the Twin Cities area. Through Sacred Journey Healing Arts, she treats each person as a whole, helping to restore balance of the body, mind and spirit. She has been working with medicinal herbs for 20 years, studying Western European and Native American traditions, and has a B.S. in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University. In herbal consultations Cynthia takes a thorough health history, assessing diet and lifestyle, and uses a holistic approach to incorporate herbs into a personalized health protocol. Her bodywork is grounded in traditional Swedish massage, Myofascial Release and Bodywork for the Childbearing Year®. Her work as a doula is family centered, offering labor support and helping families create a loving, safe environment in which to give birth. Cynthia teaches classes in herbal medicine throughout the Twin Cities, and can be reached by phone or email. cynthia_thomas@mac.com (612) 991-2717. She is the past President of the Board of Directors for the North Country Herbalist Guild.