The other side of any problem, no matter how big or small, is the opportunity to ally with it as a vehicle for your own evolution.
— Robin Rose Bennet, Herbalist

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An herbal resurgence is currently sweeping our country, in convergence with the growth of farmers markets, local food systems, and an overall movement towards community resilience.  Jade helps her clients take part in this cultural shift by connecting them with home-based, grassroots herbal healthcare.  As a practitioner she enjoys acting as a resource and guide in her client’s journeys towards whole health.

Jade has completed a 2 year training in Clinical Herbalism at Clearpath School of Herbal Studies, and is also a graduate of Blazing Star Herbal School, The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education, the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, FEAST Permaculture Design Certification, and the Goldthread Apothecary Clinical Herbalism 200 hr Training, and is currently enrolled in a clinical mentorship at the Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism.  She holds a B.S. in Plant Biology and a B.S in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Frequently Asked Questions....

What is an Herbal Consultation?
An herbal consultation is an opportunity to sit down in a relaxed and supportive environment and have an in-depth conversation about your health concerns.  Herbalism is a wholistic practice, and clients receive their own personalized protocol.   This includes food and nutritional counseling, lifestyle suggestions such as specific exercise and relaxation techniques, and- of course- herbal recommendations.  You’ll receive your own personalized herbal formula (often a tea, tincture, or flower essence) and specific instructions on dosage and use. A follow-up visit 3-4 weeks after the initial consult is often recommended.  

What types of conditions can herbal medicine address?
Health concerns commonly addressed include anxiety, stress, depression, anger, frustration, insomnia, trauma, pain, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, menstrual irregularity and issues, low immunity, colds, flus, coughs, infections, respiratory conditions, digestive issues, skin problems, heart and circulatory conditions, maintaining vibrant health, pregnancy, postpartum, fertility, and much much more! I also often works with children.

Is herbal medicine right for me?
Yes! Whether you are blessed with good health and would like to help keep it that way, or are struggling with long-term health issues- herbal medicine can help.  I love working with all people, regardless of their age, race, gender identity, sexuality, or otherwise!  As a mother, I also have lots of experience treating children and supporting women through their pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood journeys.

Is it safe? What if I'm taking pharmaceutical medications?
Yes! Herbal medicine is very safe, especially when you are working with a skilled and trained herbalist.  Herbs may be safely used alongside pharmaceuticals when they are chose appropriately based on potential herb-drug interactions, and there are many herbs that do not negatively interact with any medications at all. I have experience working with folks on a wide variety of medications.


Herbal Consultations

Tuesdays 9:30am-12pm, Thursdays 9:30am-2:30pm & By Appt during the week
         Initial Consultation (1 1/2 hrs)- $75
         Follow-up Sessions (1 hr)- $60
         Mini Phone Consults for acute conditions (1/2 hr)- $25 (available for existing clients only)
         Phone consults are also available by appt (same rates apply)

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
or call 413-773-3730 or email milkandhoneyherbs@gmail.com to schedule

Held at Blue Dragon Apothecary
158 Main St Ste 10
Greenfield, MA
 


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Community Herbal Clinic

Greenfield Community Herbal Clinic
Fridays 12-5 pm
Low-cost, Sliding Scale Herbal Consultations

     Initial Consults (1 1/2 hrs) sliding scale $35-$75
     Follow-ups (1hr) sliding scale $25-$65
Drop-ins Welcome, Appts Encouraged   

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
or email milkandhoneyherbs@gmail.com or call 413-773-3730

 

I believe that access to affordable, holistic healthcare is a right, not a privilege. At the Greenfield Community Herbal Clinic I strive to offer my services at a rate that is accessible to all. Please pay whatever is comfortable for you on the scale.  Our sliding scale is intentionally wide- folks who are able to pay on the high end of the scale help subsidize those who cannot, and together we create a mutually supported community of healing.

Held at Blue Dragon Apothecary
158 Main St Ste 10 (Above World Eye Books)
Greenfield, MA
                                      413-773-3730                                         


Cancellation Policy: I require 24 hour notice if you wish to re-schedule or cancel your appointment. Please call the apothecary at 413-773-3730 or email me directly at milkandhoneyherbs@gmail.com.  Clients that miss an appointment without notifying Jade or the apothecary, or do not cancel within the 24 hrs time-frame, are subject to a $35 cancellation fee. Thank you for your understanding.
 


Kind words...

I want to say thank you so much for your kind, perceptive, healing approach, and the care so evident in my blend. Thank you so MUCH!
— L.K.
Thank you so much, for all of your insight and helping to get me back on track health-wise. It’s been an amazing journey and I appreciate you!
— C.
I want to thank you again for all you’ve done to help me with my various issues. I really feel that you went above and beyond and I am so grateful.
— S.C.
“Working with Jade has been so comforting. I look forward to our appointments, because I feel supported in my decisions and where I am in life. I can come with a question or nothing specific in mind. We talk about what works for me and what doesn’t. She listens to me and I feel heard. I leave with some great ideas to try out including recipes, book suggestions and new herbs to explore.”
— A.B.
At 67 years of age and otherwise in great health, I had been bothered for several years with sudden, short-lived bouts of runny nose and violent coughing, many times a day. Western medicine was unable to find a cause or a cure, so at my daughter’s urging I sought advice from Jade Alicandro Mace at Blue Dragon Apothecary. Her tincture quickly reduced the number of daily episodes and, at her suggestion, I then tried reducing the amount of dairy in my diet. (I had been a big milk drinker all my life.) Wow! What a change! I’m now virtually symptom-free, happily drink Silk instead of milk, and still enjoy dairy products in moderate amounts. Jade is a healer. She knows what she’s doing, and she has a lovely, nonjudgmental way about her.
— Wendy S.
Dear Jade,

I was just thinking of the year in review and realizing I very much want to thank you again for the herbal treatment you gave to my husband. We really went from not knowing if on any given night hours of sleep would be lost, to simply never having to be woken to panic attacks. Of course, since we are married, you helped me almost as much as you helped him! If I had helped someone that much just once in my life I would be so full of well being! I hope I can help explain to others the value of your work. I only hoped for some relief, and never would have guessed the problem would be solved that had affected us for so many years and had recently gotten so much worse. I feel that a terrible problem that everyone seemed to dismiss as merely psychological, you showed to be physical in nature. You are very good at what you do.
— Love, B.K