Hormonal imbalances, why miss the mark?

Real solutions reside within customized care.-­‐-­‐I can help…

There are countless general-­‐formulation products manufactured and on the market today. Clever marketing and half-­‐fact information is often compelling and may seem logical, yet these products do not factor-­‐in contraindications to you pre-­‐existing conditions, interactions with medications, or hidden sources of allergies or reactions.

Customized care tailors formulations specifically for You and your unique picture of symptoms and medical history.

Your handcrafted organic, pure and biodynamic herbal medicines are freshly compounded (prepared) following detailed review of your history and current needs.

Herbal plant medicines are periodically re-­‐formulated, in response to your body’s needs, as symptoms improve, and as your progress of healing is closely monitored and adjusted for.

My goal is to assist you in getting to the root cause of imbalance – no just the symptoms – although we DO aim to provide relief of symptoms as we explore care of you as a whole person, not just a troublesome body system.

Why experiment and gamble with your health – missing the mark of healing – b random ‘trial and error’ approaches? This approach does require time, following the body’s natural endocrin (hormonal) cycles and rhythms, which is where true healing takes root.

This approach goes beyond finding an alternative to a chemical with something natural –we seek to dig deeply to find the ‘why’ so that we have options for the ‘how’.

I am with you every step of the way, supporting and helping you make sense of:

  • your symptoms and experiences
  • with new clinical studies and information,
  • with your queries, popular buzz-­‐words and trends in the news.

Transitioning off Medications Naturally

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Supplements with uncertain results?

Get custom formulated biodynamic plant medicines for your individual needs.

General products sitting on store shelves for long periods of time, deteriorating under bright lights, can be:

  • less than pure,
  • adulterated with alternative plant materials to what is labeled,
  • bound to unnecessary ingredients, or from unverified and questionable sources.

At The Medical Herbalist Apothecary, I formulate and handcraft your herbal plant medicines in small, fresh batches.

Purity.
You are likely aware of the challenges we face in this country for organic farming and environmental pollution, and this is a large part of why I import the majority of my bulk ingredients from overseas, where Genetically Modified seeds and foods are strictly banned, and highly toxic pesticides/chemicals are equally being firmly rejected.

Why? Unfortunately, we have wind currents that cross-­‐pollinate genetically modified plants with precious organic produce. Also, neighboring commercial farming chemicals and environmental pollutant run-­‐off contaminates the water system irrigating crops and small gardens, despite best efforts to contain them.

This is why I follow the journey of my plant medicines carefully, ensuring purity of plant materials and organic alcohol sources from farm to harvest. I affirm strict farming practices and environmental conditions of all of my herbs for medicinal use.

On occasion -­‐-­‐ with select, verified exceptions that I can wholly trust -­‐-­‐ I mindfully utilize a small amount of US-­‐sourced organic plants.

Biodynamic.
Your organic, fluid extract medicines are artisan handcrafted with organic alcohol and clean water, extracted in a globally-­‐exclusive manner.

This is an ancient Persian-­‐method of capturing the most dynamic spectrum of compounds within the plant materials possible. We capture the water-­‐soluble, fat-­‐ soluble and aromatic components in each extract, at the highest concentration for strength possible.

You won’t find this method of extraction anywhere on general store shelves today.

So, you are not merely getting a simple “field tincture” of soaked plants and pressed through cheesecloth; Rather, you are getting a highly specialized extract that exhausts each plant’s most complete composition for the most effective impact on your body’s healing, in the most efficient method of absorption.

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Frequently Asked

WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE?

Herbal Medicine, also known as Phytotherapy, is the use of plants and whole plant products for their medicinal healing properties in the resolution of disease and maintenance of well-being. It is the oldest system of medicine known, and used extensively throughout the world. The World Health Organization recognizes and continues to act in the preservation and promotion of traditional herbal medicine because of its safety, efficacy, and affordability. With the advancement of science, we are able to identify and understand the chemical constituents and activities that contribute to plants’ healing powers, and so combining this new knowledge with ancient wisdom in their application.

WHAT IS THE HERBALIST’S PERSPECTIVE?

Qualified Medical Herbalists are highly trained in much of the same examination skills as conventional medicine practitioners, but take a more holistic approach to addressing short and long-term illness. Ultimately, the underlying cause of a problem is sought, identified, and addressed, not just the symptoms alone. Herbalists use plants and whole plant products to restore balance to the body, support immune competency, improve resistance to stress, and increase general vitality.
Herbal Medicine is safe and effective on its own, or integrated with conventional treatments. It can take a primary or supportive role in healing and well-being.

WHY HERBAL MEDICINE?

Many people seek to reduce or eliminate the need for pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications, because of their variable and undesirable side effects. Qualified herbalists know when a condition can be helped solely with herbs and nutrition, and when treatment is best integrated with a physician’s attention. A multitude of conditions that individuals may take to their doctors can be addressed with herbal medicine, on its own or in tandem with conventional medicine.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Initial examinations are scheduled for 60-90 minutes, where a detailed case and relevant medical history are established. Laboratory reports and current medications are reviewed in order to establish a suitable approach. Recommendations will be discussed, along with relevant measures such as nutritional and lifestyle modifications. Medicines are then hand-prepared specifically for your needs. Follow-up appointments will be made to closely monitor your progress.

Medicines taken internally may include fluid extracts, water preparations from dried herbs, herb syrups/juices, and guidance with food as medicine. Recommendations for external applications may include cremes, ointments, oils, washes, compresses, gargles, etc.

Organically grown and ecologically harvested herbs are used exclusively; This reduces exposure to unnecessary, unhealthy chemicals and residues being introduced into the body.

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Contact

Call 908.432.2990 or Email info@medicalherbalistapothecary.com to schedule your visit or phone consultation. Office is located on 17 Mendham Road, Suite 400 Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey 07934.

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What Can You Expect?

Initial examinations are scheduled for 60-90 minutes, where a detailed case and relevant medical history are established. Laboratory reports and current medications are reviewed in order to establish a suitable approach. Recommendations will be discussed, along with relevant measures such as nutritional and lifestyle modifications. Medicines are then hand-prepared specifically for your needs. Follow-up appointments will be made to closely monitor your progress.

Medicines taken internally may include fluid extracts, water preparations from dried herbs, herb syrups/juices, and guidance with food as medicine. Recommendations for external applications may include cremes, ointments, oils, washes, compresses, gargles, etc.

Organically grown and ecologically harvested herbs are used exclusively; This reduces exposure to unnecessary, unhealthy chemicals and residues being introduced into the body.

Call 908.915.1998 or Email Tami at tami@medicalherbalistapothecary.com to schedule your visit or phone consultation.

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Tami’s Bio

Greetings! My name is Tami Bronstein, and I am a UK-qualified Medical Herbalist.

My greatest purpose, in life, is to be of-service in assisting you.

Alternative and Integrative Medicine is my vehicle, so that you may, in-turn, pursue your own life path for creating and connecting, with passion and vital energy.

My work & career.

It began in the Health & Fitness realm with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, from Hofstra University (New York). I knew I believed in the healing powers of movement and breath, and that I could not work in a conventional 9-5 atmosphere, after a childhood enjoying the world of dance, theater and performing arts.

I became a consultant for corporate & hospital wellness programs, private health clubs, and taught as Adjunct Faculty at a local community college for several years.

After a couple of years post-grad, I ventured into the world of pain & rehabilitative therapies through Certifications in NeuroMuscular, Myofascial, Osteopathic & Joint mobilization techniques.

I realized early-on that my interests in Herbal Medicine since high school could help the people in my care, yet, many were on a wide array of prescription medications for extensive medical concerns. So, in 1998, I was accepted into the Bachelor of Science program for Herbal Medicine at the University of Wales/College of Phytotherapy (East Sussex, England, UK).

The adventure overseas had begun!

Graduating with Honours in 2003, I opened my Apothecary in Highland Park, New Jersey.

Of course, the formal education didn’t stop there. In 2008, I returned to the UK for post-graduate study at Middlesex University in London. I began ongoing work-study with medical doctors of Paris, France in their groundbreaking work with the NeuroEndocrine approach to patient assessment, utilizing plant medicine remediation.

Since that time, my philosophy and approach to healing would never be the same again!

Along the way, I traveled extensively providing in-home and on-location treatments, including care for A-list Artists in the Music Industry and called-in for Live Nation concert events. Going on-tour with a few of them to provide ongoing care was most certainly a highlight along the way, with experiences of a lifetime.

Admittedly, I had to pinch myself a few times.

Being on the road, I helped many back and forth between New Jersey and Los Angeles, to provide care. Travel, as you know, can be quite exhausting and compromise our ability to be at our best. It was time to be grounded, tune-into the depths of science and intuition, and be more efficient.

I can most certainly relate to anyone challenged by jet lag and fatigue!

In 2011, I finally opened up to assisting individuals by-phone so that I could provide the best possible care from my Apothecary. I formulate and compound custom hand-crafted, organic, fresh, whole plant extracts right here for you.

No pills on a shelf, with unnecessary ingredients.

No two people get the same formulas, even if they share similar diagnostics.

Why?

Your Medical History is unique to You. Shouldn’t your care of it be tailored to you, as well?

Thank heavens for Mom & Dad. They believed in me every step of the way through my pursuit of formal education in these ‘alternative’ methods of healthcare, long before mainstream understood and accepted its value and efficacy.

It has been a long yet fulfilling journey. Being amongst the very few of us in Herbal Medicine qualified at this level in medical sciences, I am here to share with you all that I possibly can for your best care.

Here for You as your Primary Care or coordinated as an Integrative role amongst conventional approaches.

I am here for You. Give me a jingle or send me a note. Whenever you are ready, in your own timing.

That said… why wait?

Other bits of me

I was born and raised in New Jersey. I still live and work from New Jersey.

(yes, New Jersey!)

Sharing my perspectives and reflections in this road-trip of Life on Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr is a personal pastime; Photography has been a childhood passion…

PBS and Masterpiece Theater is an obsession for me, and Sunday would not feel complete without the Nature Scene at the end of enjoying the Sunday Morning Show on CBS with a steaming-hot cup of organic coffee.

I think that about covers it, for now. Afterthoughts are my nemesis. You’ll find them all on social media.

Thank you for taking the time to stroll through my neighborhood, where all my links reside!

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Hang Out Your Shingle

Reflections “Hang out your shingle, Tami.” This is what my beautiful Mom giggled to me, upon my hanging up the phone after the countless (seemingly, endless!) conversations with friends, as a teenager. It seemed to be the emerging signature upon my journey in life, to be ever-­-lending a mindful ear, compassionately inspired perspectives and clever analogies (from where they came was a total mystery to me at the time!), to make sense of the human experience we call Life. Those childhood conversations translated into a livelihood that profoundly relies on this interpersonal exchange.

Combining my ability to blend the intuitive with scientific worlds -­–­-and a fascination with getting to the very bottom of a mystery-­–­- to make more sensible understanding of our physical challenges, is where my work in Healing is sourced. Like a modern-­-day Sherlock Holmes, I am a Listener and keen Observer. I mind the details and explore the subtle bits of any story, guided like a detective’s unquenchable thirst for piecing all of these bits into a deeper understanding of the bigger picture. “Knowledge Is Power” -­–­-a theme from my favorite childhood educational series, Schoolhouse Rock, has become part of my purpose to empower others with knowledge for their wellbeing. It took me quite some time (through great angst!) in clarifying “my story” to share with you, for how I got into what I “do”.

More importantly, I wished to express how deeply-­-seated this Life’s Work is to my very Being. There is no greater “high” than what I feel during the connection of patient care, and being of-­-service. Over time, it became clear that I had to look back far-­-beyond my years of University studies, and find a way to describe how this is more than just a career or livelihood. This is who I am and my purpose. It is a channel to how I may assist Others to live their most productive lives, and support others’ abilities to contribute their part to the Greater Collective.

The tagline for my original practice is “The Art and Physiology of Healing” because we can hold the hard facts of science, but every one of us is unique in our medical history and the combination of factors that creates our imbalances. Regardless of individuals sharing a similar diagnosis, the roads our minds/bodies have taken to get there and the condition of our vehicles are vastly different from one another. So, I cannot deny the intuitive ‘art’ in connecting to individuals that contributes to how we make sense between the science, the imbalance and its most effective remedy.

Our entire physiology is mechanical, electrical, chemical, emotional and energetic in-­- nature. My greatest gift to You is taking-­-in every related (and seemingly unrelated!) detail.. assembling them within timelines and conventional diagnostics.. bringing them full-­-circle with progressive, alternative, and complementary philosophies.. and methodically supporting the body to heal itself. Sometimes we work alongside your conventional practitioners, and sometimes we work independently. We walk together with active exchange, to help you make sense of your experiences and tailor the remedies to the collective of subtle (and not-­-so-­-subtle!) factors for real-­-life results.

Curiously enough, just as I was on the phone through my teen years consulting with childhood friends, I am fulfilled and affirmed to see the parallels in patient care through sharing my gifts of insights and perspectives by-­-phone. It has all come full-­-circle, as Life tends to be in many instances along the way. In the professional world, we are told “Its just business, don’t take it personally.” Truth is, I do take it personally.

I am able to put myself in someone else’s “shoes” to see and feel things through their eyes, and this guides my formulations in compounding herbal medicines just as much as the hard-­-core medical science for the concerns brought to my care. It is Compassion. It is Empathy. It is my soul’s purpose to be a part of your deep healing. There is simply no other way for me, than to take it personally. On that note, this is what it means for me, Tami, your Medical Herbalist; At your most humble service for your best life now and in your journey ahead. xx

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IMMUNE & ENERGY

Chronic Fatigue, Autoimmune Flare-ups, Frequent respiratory infections, Feeling run-down, Systemic & Respiratory Candida (yeast), Epstein-Barr Virus support, Allergies, Hepatitis & Liver congestion, Raynaud’s Syndrome

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