Mel Kasting is a Clinical Herbalist, Freelance Writer, and Assistant Clinic Director for the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine’s student-led free clinic. She has been in practice for 5 years, collaborating with free clinics, and working with private clients all over the country.
Mel trained with Howie Brounstein and Steven Yeager for 4 years at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies, and most recently attended a 1 year clinical intensive with Thomas Easley and Matthew Wood.
WHAT does she do?
Mel is a Western clinical herbalist. Not a doctor. Not a Naturopath. Not a Massage Therapist. She does not treat or diagnose illness. Rather, she works with diet, lifestyle, herbs, and supplements to strengthen your body to heal itself. She is also a health advocate, comfortable communicating with doctors and other members of her client’s medical team to coordinate gentle and effective care.
Mel specializes in supporting folks with Histamine Intolerance, MCAS/MCAD, and autoimmunity, but also has experience working with:
High levels of stress
Female-bodied reproductive health/fertility
Metabolic dysregulation (diabetes, insulin resistance)
Anxiety and Depression
Teenage and adult acne
WHEN/WHERE? Mel has flexible office hours, seeing clients in-person at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in Lowgap, NC. She also offers phone and skype consults.
Email her at: email@example.com to set an appointment. Free 15 minute phone consults to answer basic questions about her practice.
Price: $150 Initial Intake (this price includes):
- Pre-assessment of 16 page intake packet
- 1-3 hour initial appointment
- A customized health plan complete with a resource list
- Your first follow up appointment
- Unlimited email correspondence (within reason)
Mel believes healthcare is a human right. If you cannot afford the intake fees, she will set you up with a student team through our free clinic, or direct you to a free herbal clinic in your area. Some sliding scale appointments available.