About Herbal Health Consultations
We take a holistic approach to healing the body as a whole. We offer a variety of alternative health products that nurture you, not your condition. We believe that you are not living your best life possible, unless your mind and body are completely healthy. An herbal consultation is significantly different from a consultation from a conventional practitioner. I believe that you are an integral part of the health care team, as you are the expert on what is happening in your body. And that healing depends on the work that you are willing to do, and the intention you bring to your healing.
Working as a team, I am committed to assisting you in creating optimal health in all aspects of your life. So I will ask a lot of questions and listen intently to you, and it will take time and work and passion on both of our parts to create your personalized path to wellness.
Prior to your appointment, you will be provided with a client intake packet. Please complete all the forms and return them, along with any lab results, to us via email before your appointment (you can email them to RitesofWellness@gmail.com).
Consultations can be done by telephone, Zoom or Skype at this time. If at all possible, a video consultation is preferable. If you are requesting a phone consultation, please provide a recent photo of your face in close up, and without makeup if you are comfortable doing so.
With your approval and input, a finalized comprehensive protocol will be created for you. You may purchase herbal products suggested from Rites of Wellness Apothecary. Other supplements may be purchased locally or online. You are not required to purchase any products as a part of your COMPREHENSIVE intake.
Suggested herb protocols may be available immediately following a consultation, but more often will be made available post-consult, in order to give focused attention to formulation of a product specific to your needs.
This Basic consultation offering usually last about 30 mins while the Comprehensive is 1 hour long, to allow you time to talk about your health concerns, though it may be longer, or shorter, depending on the extent of medical history, amount of material needing to be covered, and the number of questions you may have.
Follow-up consults are set according to the goals we mutually agree on.
Follow up fee Schedule: Depending on individual health concerns, 1/2 hour consultations for $60. Consultations do not include the cost of herbal products.
Insurance programs, including Medicare, generally do NOT cover holistic therapies at this time, although you are encouraged to check with your own individual insurance officers regarding your benefits. We will ask for payment for health services at the time of booking— please pay via our website. You will be provided with an e-receipt should you decide to seek insurance reimbursement.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please notify us by email with at least 24 hours advance notice. Be advised that you will be charged 50% of the anticipated cost of your scheduled appointment if cancelled with less than 24 hours notice. NO SHOWS FORFEIT THEIR FULL FEE Thank you for your consideration of the practitioner’s time and of other clients waiting for appointments.
About Lea Afia, Herbalist: I use a range of holistic methods to explore and build your health protocol, and to implement short-term symptom control and long-term restoration.
*If cost is prohibitive, a sliding scale price is available FOR BIPOC ONLY.
Please inquire via E-mail: RitesofWellness@gmail.com*
Disclosure Statement: Herbalism is not licensed in the Continental U.S.A. or its territories. Our services are complementary in nature. These consultations are for educational purposes only, and do not replace the services of a licensed health care professional. Lea Afia is not a Medical Doctor, and does not prevent, diagnose, cure or treat disease.