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The goals of this practice are:
1. To help nourish and support the body, mind, and spirit in order to promote healing,
2. To encourage positive thinking and personal growth through self-help skills and knowledge.
Rachel Zingone is not a physician or a psychotherapist. She is an herbalist and a certified hypnotist. She does not provide medical diagnosis; and despite research to the contrary, makes no health benefit claims for her services and cannot guarantee specific results.
Both hypnotism and herbalism are self-regulated professions that are not licensed by state governments.
The historical record and modern research indicates that the herbs most often used for healthcare have an exceptional safety record. However, adverse events can occur after using any active substance. Side effects that have occasionally been reported after using herbs include headaches, skin rashes and digestive upsets. Such effects generally resolve rapidly, especially if the dosage is reduced or the herb is stopped. Allergic reactions are also very rare but have been reported, usually in individuals with contact allergy to specific plants. The organs that are most vulnerable to any potent substances are the liver and kidneys, and it is important for you to divulge any previous history of disease in either of these organs.
Rachel is happy to provide recommendations and research in writing for discussion with your healthcare providers at any time. You should notify your physician(s) of any herbs or supplements you are using. It is your responsibility to notify her of any prescription medications you are using, so that she can offer informed advice to avoid negative interaction between herbs and pharmaceuticals.
Any indication that the effect of a drug is being altered by simultaneous use of an herb should be reported directly to all health professionals involved. It is also advisable to stop taking herbs at least 48 hours before any surgical procedure, and in the event of being prescribed anticoagulants, antiepileptic drugs, and digoxin until expert advice is received. Herbs also should not be used in pregnancy or lactation without expert advice, and clients who become pregnant should stop taking herbs until advised otherwise.
Herbs work over time; however, if at any time you don’t feel happy with any recommendations, or if you feel you might be having an adverse reaction, please let Rachel know and she will work to find an appropriate alternative.
Good health is your own personal responsibility: the final decision in any recommendation –whether to follow it or not – is always yours. If at any time for any reason you are dissatisfied with her services, please let her know. You have the right to discuss and/or refuse any techniques or suggestions that you believe may be inappropriate for you.
Rachel does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity; gender and gender expression; religion; national origin; sexual orientation, lifestyle or preferences; or physical disability.
Rachel will not release any information to anyone without a written authorization from you, except as provided by law. You have a right to be allowed access to a written record about your sessions.