Anna Werderitsch, L.Ac.
Master Herbalist and Acupuncturist, specializing in Women’s Health and Chronic Illness
Business: Spirit Farmer Acupuncture
Services: Acupuncture, Herbal Consultations, Gua Sha, Cupping, Moxa, V Steam(!), Phone consultations available
Available products: Spirit Farmer Medicinals (a line of tinctures, bitters and herbal elixirs); Spirit Farmer Booby Balm; two types of Gelatin are also available in the HAALo Herb Shoppe.
Consultation status: accepting new clients, call for an appointment, herb counter consultations
Plants have reached out to me since I was a child, as they do to all children, and I had the desire to keep connected. The plants witness me, inspire me, speak to me, listen to me, and return me to myself when I am lost. I am forever grateful and in awe of their presence in my life.
Using plants as medicine makes sure we are connected to and humbled by nature. I am in service to the plants and their survival. We have ancient memory of being in harmony with nature, knowing what we can eat, what we can make tea out of, and what we can use to heal.
I have deep gratitude for all my teachers, and all those healers that have come before me and shared their experiences and informed our current day herbalists and healers.
I am an herbalist who uses plants that are available and plants that I love. I use my knowledge of the elemental energetics of classical Chinese medicine to make effective herbal remedies combining Chinese, native, and Western herbs. I am in service to the needs of our small community here in Nevada County where we have the second highest rate of Lyme disease in California. I use acupuncture, cupping, moxa, gua sha, nutrition, and deep listening.
I am also a contributing herbalist to the second edition of Living Wild by Alicia Funk.
I have also taught and continue to teach at HAALo and other venues in Nevada County.
Class titles have included:
- The Womb as the Second Heart, Chinese Medicine and Nutrition for Fertility
- Getting to the Bones A Deeply Nourishing Class for Women
- Fall Season of the Lung
- Liver Love! Detox?? Harmonize!
- Let's Make Moxa!
- Quench! Summer and the Season of the Heart
- Intro to Chinese Herbs
- Pediatric Health
- Pregnancy Health with Herbal Medicine
- The Fertile Kitchen
- Acupuncture for Pregnancy
- Herbs for Lyme Disease and its Co-Infections
Personal interests: Sitting with plants and sitting with people and hearing what they have to say, and bringing those two lines of communication together that they may most benefit each other. Wildcrafting, medicine making.
Favorite quote: “My prayer is to be outstanding, for the benefit of my community” -unknown
Favorite herb, flower, tree: Scutellaria Baical, Yarrow flower, Albizzia tree and Grey Pine