While learning modern medicine as a veterinarian and being medically diagnosed with a fatal lung disease, I learned that modern Western medicine could only go so far, and that it wasn’t the only key to health and healing. When it failed to give me health and hope, I began exploring alternative health approaches. This exploration led me to earning a Master of Science degree in Therapeutic Herbalism from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, another Master’s degree – this one in Public Health – from The George Washington University, and accreditation as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. In the process, I discovered that wellness happens from the inside out, that the answers to my well-being were all within me, and that I needed someone to help me connect to my body’s inner wisdom. Today, I’m that someone for my clients. I combine traditional herbalism , technologies grounded in quantum physics, dielectric resonance (crystal light therapy) and bodywork to help clients reduce stress, ease symptoms, find balance and wholeness in their lives, and live life more fully. I love to help people who’ve experienced physical and emotional trauma embark on a journey towards peace, joy and healthy relationships. And I enjoy helping people experiencing chronic illnesses to search for new approaches that support their wellness goals.
I do this by focusing not on individual organs or symptoms, but on your body, with its inner healing mechanisms, as a whole. I help you make manageable behavioral changes and healthy lifestyle choices that meet your individual needs and fit the day-to-day realities of your life. Together, you and I examine how all areas of your life are connected and explore how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
This individual but collaborative process is all about you. And about all of you. In the process, you develop a deeper understanding of the healthy lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
Karen Wright Henderson, MPH, MS, CMT, RCST
Holistic Wellness Practitioner