Roots of Wellness


healing philosophy
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about Darren

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h e r b a l    c o s u l t a t i o n s

Herbal medicines work differently from many drug therapies. Herbs prescribed by a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine can be thought of as strong foods. These strong foods will support the body in restoring the dynamic balance we call health. A well thought-out herbal prescription from an experienced herbalist will not only address a patient’s primary health complaints, but will also have a beneficial effect on the entire body. Rather than just treating a disease, Chinese herbal medicine supports the whole person.

There are many patterns or reasons why disease develops. Chinese medicine cures underlying patterns which cause symptoms. The purpose of food and herb recommendations is to treat the patterns leading to imbalance or dis-ease.


Drawing from his 18 years of experience in the field of herbal medicine, Darren creates custom prescriptions for patients.


Darren strongly believes in the stewardship of soils as necessary to the health of our environment, and thus our own health. Given this guiding philosophy, Darren uses organically grown and/or ethically wildcrafted herbs whenever possible. All of Darren’s herbs are free of sulfur and other preservatives. Darren continually strives to supply his patients with the highest quality herbs available with minimal ecological impact to the environment

For those unable to come to Santa Cruz, Darren offers phone consultations. Please call him for more details.