Where can I go to purchase How much will my visit cost?
herbal recommendations? The fee for the initial appointment is $55, and
You are welcome to purchase your herbs subsequent visits are $40. Payment is expected
and supplements at the Tai Sophia Institute’s at the time of your visit, and is made directly to
Herbal Dispensary located on campus and your student practitioner by check or cash. The
open Monday through Friday. Please allow cost of an herbal consultation does not include
15 to 20 minutes for Dispensary staff to herbs.You may choose to buy herbs separately
prepare your formula(s).You may reach the at the end of the consultation.
Herbal Dispensary at 410-888-9048 ext 6676.
You may purchase recommended herbs and What is your cancellation
supplements in a variety of locations. policy?
We understand that you may need to
Scheduling an appointment reschedule or cancel your appointment due to
You are welcome to schedule an appointment changes in your schedule. In order to avoid a
with a student practitioner in a Faculty- fee, please contact your student practitioner
Supervised Student Clinic.You will receive directly no later than 24 hours prior to your
compassionate, relationship-centered care scheduled appointment. Faculty-Supervised
that is professional and holistic in nature.
Most clients report good outcomes and enjoy Other services in the Faculty- Student Clinic
being tended by our student practitioners. The
Faculty-Supervised Student Clinic offers herbal
consultations weekly when school is in session
Supervised Student Clinic
Acupuncture treatment is also offered in the Herbal
Faculty-Supervised Student Clinics. For more
at our Laurel clinic. Occasionally clinics are
held in the Baltimore and Silver Spring clinics.
information, visit our web site at www.tai.edu. Medicine
To schedule an appointment, you may contact
one of our student practitioners directly. If you
do not yet have a specific practitioner, you
may call the Tai Sophia Student Herb Clinic Laurel Clinic at Tai Sophia Campus
at 410-888-9048 ext. 6667. Leave your name, 7750 Montpelier Road
phone number, and a good time to reach you. Laurel, MD 20723
A student practitioner will return your call 410-888-9048 ext. 6667
promptly to schedule your appointment. (services also available in
Silver Spring and Baltimore)
Faculty-Supervised Student Clinic
Laurel Clinic at Tai Sophia Campus
7750 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723
410-888-9048 ext. 6667
Clinics are offered less frequently in our Silver
7750 Montpelier Road
Spring and Baltimore locations. Please ask your
Laurel, MD 20723
practitioner for directions and availability of
Tai Sophia Institute Online or retail store purchases by the general treating symptoms by replacing a pharmaceutical
As a leader in the wellness community, Tai public accounts for the majority of herbal medication with an herbal one, you will
Sophia Institute is dedicated to the service use in the U.S. today. Consumers are often work with our student herbalists to address
of individuals learning how to better care for unclear as to which herbal products will best underlying issues that are impacting your health.
themselves and each other in the course of suit their individual needs and are looking for In addition to recommending individualized
life’s journey. We are committed to enriching further guidance. Trained herbal practitioners, herbal formulas and supplements that are safe,
the art of living and dying through learning knowledgeable from both the traditional appropriate and correctly dosed, herbalists
from nature and the traditions of ancient and modern perspective, can provide this can also check for possible interactions
wisdom. Our services and diverse programs service. The contemporary herbalist offers with medications and/or other supplements.
are evidence of our vision to build a wellness individually formulated combinations of herbs Our student practitioners will also help you
community. while teaching basic principles of self-care and understand the limitations of herbal medicine
fostering a deeper connection with the natural and provide referrals to appropriate licensed
Tai Sophia Institute has master’s degree
world. practitioners when necessary.
programs in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and
applied healing arts. The Tai Sophia campus,
The role of an herbalist
located in Laurel, Maryland, just south of What happens during a
Herbalists focus on supporting and maintaining
Columbia, houses the area’s largest healing arts consultation in the Faculty-
health as opposed to fighting disease. Many
bookstore, a library, herbal dispensary,
herbalists believe that the strength of Supervised Student Clinic?
meditation and herbal gardens, and a labyrinth.
botanicals lies in their capacity to support the During your visit, two student practitioners will
We offer a variety of workshops and classes
body as it finds its healing path. In other words, be in the room with you: your herbalist and an
with a focus on mind, body and spirit.
the focus of practice is not placed on herbs observer.Your first visit will take approximately
“fixing” you, but rather on nurturing your 90-120 minutes, while follow-up visits are
intrinsic capacity for healing. generally 45-60 minutes.
Herbs have been the foundation of healing
systems around the world for thousands of Our student herbalists are trained to provide Your herbalist will gather information about
years. Traditional peoples from all cultures and personalized herbal formulas as well as your present state of health and your health
continents, relying on the resources available lifestyle and dietary recommendations during history and will also review lifestyle factors
locally, have used plants to help promote your consultation. A large part of your work such as diet and exercise. During this time
spiritual, emotional and physical health. together will focus on learning to listen and you will have the opportunity to set goals
Although the scientific study of these plants is respond to your body’s signals. This emphasis for wellness. Our clinical supervisors, who
relatively new, centuries of empirical evidence on self-care encourages you to develop a deep are faculty members with years of clinical
provides a deep bed of knowledge that shapes connection with your body. As you become experience, will meet with you briefly and
the study and use of plant medicines today. more attuned to your body’s signals, and better work closely with your student practitioner
practiced in responding to them, office visits to determine a multi-faceted plan to help you
There are many ancient and highly developed
will become less frequent. reach optimal health.
systems of herbal medicine that serve as the
foundation for modern herbal practice. Some Since herbs are readily available in a variety of
What will I need to bring with
of the most common traditional systems places, many clients wonder why they should see
include Ayurveda from India, the Unani-Tibb an herbalist. Working with a practitioner who me for my first visit?
will take the time not only to discuss Please bring your New Client Questionnaire
system of the Middle East, the Greco–Roman
your current issue, but also to look at the if you haven’t already provided it to your
tradition and the Chinese herbal medicine
‘big picture’ allows you to experience a truly practitioner. Please also bring a list of all
tradition. North American herbal traditions
holistic approach to health promotion, one that medications and supplements you are taking as
include both American Indian practices as well
recognizes the importance of physical, emotional, well as well as copies of any recent lab reports.
as homegrown medical movements of the
1800s and early 1900s. social and spiritual health. Rather than simply