Miriam Latif
The Open Heart Apothecary
Nimbin, NSW, Australia
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The Open Heart Apothecary
Nimbin, NSW, Australia
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About

Miriam is a traditional herbalist who is passionate about sharing knowledge, connecting community and reclaiming our right to plant medicine. Whilst she draws on the dynamics of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, her focus, expertise and passion is in the western herbal tradition. This was formalised in Ancient Greece and is commonly known as hippocratic medicine. The beauty of this system is that it is deeply rooted in both the physical body and the psyche, with dynamics that seamlessly connect the ... two. Whilst modern herbal medicine and naturopathy have become increasingly medicalised, Miriam understands that a return to the traditional roots of medicine is necessary for an integrated approach. She knows that the body and mind are one, and that dis-ease is both personal and transpersonal. Miriam treats all manner of health imbalances. A session does not only map your physical symptoms, but also the relationship between your symptoms and your psyche - or as the Greeks termed it - soul. She loves helping people bring into consciousness the stories that led to their symptoms. In essence, her approach can be summed up by the following quote by her mentor, Jimi Wollumbin: "Health is not the absence of disease, but the raging presence of soul". She also facilitates regular workshops, speaks at festivals, and runs a community herbal platform called the Open Heart Apothecary, which is a vehicle through which people can connect to each other, their roots and nature through herbal education. Miriam welcomes you to join her for a refreshing and unique approach to natural health care that brings together her knowledge of modern biomedicine, the holistic wisdom of the western tradition, and the necessary presence of soul. Read more

Languages

English

Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • Australian Natural Therapies Association

Education and training

- Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine, Australasian College of Natural Therapies (2018)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

No

Working hours (GMT+11:00) Sydney

Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Miriam Latif’s studio location

Nimbin, NSW 2480 Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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COVID-19 recommendations Prior to making your in person booking with your practitioner, please ensure that you discuss their obligations and compliance regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Learn more

Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. ... This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you. You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs. Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together. Read more

Online
This is a one time free session

15 min

FREE

Traditional Herbal Medicine - Initial Consultation

An initial consultation takes between 60 - 90 minutes and can be held in clinic or online via Zoom. It will include a discussion of your symptoms, ... and a traditional medicine diagnostic analysis of your tongue, urine and pulse (note: pulse readings are not available online, which is not a problem). Miriam often does not prescribe during the initial consultation, since it is part of her process to work on your case for some time outside of your first session. This is to ensure that your case is met with the depth and attention it deserves. Following your initial consultation, you will receive a comprehensive email with her analysis and protocol. Should you choose to go ahead with the herbs prescribed, they will be handmade from organic ingredients since she often prescribes herbal capsules. If you are not local to Nimbin in the Northern NSW Rivers region, these will be sent to you via post. Read more

Online
In person

1 hr 30 min

150 AUD

Traditional Herbal Medicine - Follow Up Consultation

Follow up consultations are required to track progress and dive into further detail or explore different elements of your case. They are an ... opportunity to receive the continued support that you need, until you are standing on your own feet. In addition to the thoughtful dispensation of unique herbal formulas, Miriam encourages a look toward what your soul needs in order to be healthy in the truest and largest sense of the word. Her aim is always to empower and educate you towards health autonomy so that you are not reliant on her to support your wellbeing! Read more

Online
In person

45 min

80 AUD

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