Miriam Latif

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 returning to our medical roots. Whilst she draws on the dynamics of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, her focus, expertise and passion is in the western herbal tradition, which she studied deeply during an intensive three year, one-on-one mentorship following the completion of her diploma. The beauty of the traditional western lens is that it is deeply rooted in both the physical body and the psyche,... Miriam is a traditional herbalist who is passionate about sharing knowledge, connecting community and returning to our medical roots. Whilst she draws on the dynamics of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, her focus, expertise and passion is in the western herbal tradition, which she studied deeply during an intensive three year, one-on-one mentorship following the completion of her diploma. The beauty of the traditional western lens 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, individual and collective. 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 'connect the dots', making sense of what once appeared to be separate pieces of their story. She is also a firm believer in the co-creation and collaboration between patient and practitioner. There is no 'rule book' to health - it is dynamic, emergent and responsive, and this is reflected in the way in which she creates health plans and protocols that are accessible, do-able, realistic and relevant to each person and their life. Each patient is cared for deeply, with Miriam focussing on home-grown, local and hand made medicines that are custom created for each patient, ensuring specificity and high quality medicine that reclaims folk customs, promotes slow medicine and rejects the industrialisation and commercialisation of modern practice. 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 and the holistic wisdom of the western tradition for an experience that is ultimately guided by you, and your definition of what 'health' is. 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) Post-graduate mentorship in traditional western medicine with Dr Jimi Wollumbin (2019 - 2022)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

No

An insurance policy has been provided

Yes

Working hours (GMT+10:00) 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, Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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Traditional Herbal Medicine - Initial Consultation

An initial consultation takes between 60 - 90 minutes and can be held in clinic or online... 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

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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... 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

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In person

45 min

80 AUD

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