What are you struggling with?
- Concerns about your immune system and the looming threat of infection?
- Mental/emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, irritability, or difficulty focusing?
- Pain of any kind: muscle spasms, joint pain, nerve pain, headaches or migraines?
- Digestive problems such as bloating, acid reflux, nausea, or bowel irregularity?
- Reproductive issues such as PMS, endometriosis, low libido, or infertility?
- Fatigue, insomnia, or autoimmune conditions?
Whether physical or psychological, our health challenges infringe on our quality of life. They consume our time, attention, and energy. They get in the way of our being our best selves. When these issues no longer dominate our lives, we’re free to do our best work, to focus on what we love, to enjoy life, to feel peaceful, and to just be.
Who would you be if you overcame these health challenges? What would your life look like? What gifts would you share with the world?
It’s my job to help you answer these questions and support you to actualize this potential!
We have two formats for meeting: Herbal Consults and Healing Sessions.
Every plant is a sophisticated pharmacy capable of initiating positive change to the body-mind.
The herbal supplement industry can be confusing. It seems that we just need the right bottle of pills to be cured of whatever ails us. But the results are often disappointing.
What’s missing is the perspective of a doctor trained in botanical medicine who can make an accurate diagnosis and create a personalized herbal formula that matches your individual presentation.
That’s what I do.
I develop a unique formula of about 12 herbs for every patient, customized to your overall health picture.
- These plants work together synergistically to address both the underlying imbalance and the presenting symptoms.
- A mix of traditional indications and modern scientific findings results in a final product that is often just as effective as a comparable pharmaceutical drug but without the negative side effects.
- Furthermore, we have the potential to do something completely outside the scope of drug therapy: to make lasting corrections and to boost one’s core vitality.
These 20 – 30 minute consults are meant for information gathering. Following the session, I write and assemble a customized herbal formula for you and ship it by the following day.
These formulas are made the highest quality granules – precooked herbs that have been concentrated and powdered. When mixed with boiling water, they form a strong tea that’s nearly identical to the potent, tried-and-true method of decocting raw herbs. As such, they aren’t always tasty, but they work!
I do not bill insurance companies, but you may qualify for reimbursement by insurance, depending on your coverage.
Cost: $175. Please contact us about a discount if you are experiencing financial hardship. In addition to the price of the consultation, patients are responsible for the cost of the herbs which is typically about $25 a week, plus postage.
Healing & Wellness Sessions
In these sessions, we meet through video chat to discuss and work through your health challenges. I use a variety of approaches, drawing from both Eastern and Western medical principles, to help you achieve optimal wellness, including:
- Lifestyle and nutritional counseling
- Five Element psychology
- Guided acupoint tapping (EFT)
- Home acupressure, heat therapy, and movement prescriptions
- Intuitive reading for energy blockages and misalignments
- When appropriate, herbal formulas and/or supplements
While I draw upon many sources in my work, my foundation is in Traditional East Asian Medicine, which has thrived for thousands of years because of its elegance and potency as a complete system of healing.
This ancient philosophy has its origin in nature, so it’s both poetic and scientific. Rather than asking, “How can we make these problems go away?”, we ask, “Who is this person that has these problems?” By considering the whole individual and focusing on the root cause of what is out of balance, we are able to promote deep and thorough healing.
In my practice, I see patients for the whole spectrum of concerns – physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual.
These 60 minute sessions are conducted via Skype or Whatsapp.
Cost: $275. Please contact us about a discount if you are experiencing financial hardship. In addition to the price of the session, patients are responsible for the cost of any herbs or supplements that may be recommended (which you can procure yourself). If we opt to have me prescribe you a customized herbal formula, this cost will include the postage for shipping it to you.
About Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been instrumental in China’s response to COVID-19. Two of the greatest works of this medical system are guidebooks on the treatment of epidemic disease. 85% of COVID patients in China receive herbs. In one study of 102 patients, those receiving both Chinese herbs and Western medicine had a 33% higher recovery rate than those only receiving Western treatments. Chinese hospitals have established herbal protocols both for prevention and treatment of every stage of the virus, and I’m following and modifying these guidelines for my patients.
About Dr. Peter Borten
Hi, I’m Peter. I have been practicing and teaching about holistic medicine for over 20 years. It’s my life’s passion. I’ve written four books and hundreds of articles on all aspects of wellness; I’ve created clinical resources for practitioners; and I’ve taught grad students at Lewis & Clark College, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), and National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). I earned my bachelor’s degree in botany from the University of Massachusetts and my master’s and doctoral degrees from OCOM. Along the way, I became certified in Classical Five Element Acupuncture, a system that emphasizes psychological and spiritual wellness. I’m also a certified Qi Gong instructor, and incorporate its principles into my work with patients. When I’m not working, I’m playing with my wife, kids, and animals, tending to our small farm, playing guitar, and working with wood.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this session in person? Do I have to be in Colorado?
No. I will speak with you over the phone, or via video conference.
What will my session be like?
For herbal consultations, these 20 – 30-minute consults are meant for information gathering. Following the session, I write and assemble a customized herbal formula for you and ship it by the following day. These formulas are made the highest quality granules – precooked herbs that have been concentrated and powdered. When mixed with boiling water, they form a strong tea that’s nearly identical to the potent, tried-and-true method of decocting raw herbs. As such, they aren’t always tasty, but they work!
For healing sessions, the format can vary quite a bit, depending on the client’s desire, orientation, and what your health concerns call for. Sometimes we discuss nutrition, supplements, exercises, hydration, or other natural lifestyle interventions. Other times we may dive into and release the thoughts and feelings that are perpetuating a pattern of imbalance. Still other times I may guide you to press on certain acupuncture points, try special methods of breathing, or do Qi Gong exercises.
Can my insurance cover this?
I do not bill insurance companies, but you may qualify for reimbursement by insurance, depending on your coverage. Ask your insurance provider. I can provide insurance-friendly receipts upon request.
How should I prepare for my session?
At least 24 hours before your first session, complete the intake form as completely as possible. Ensure you are well-rested, hydrated, and comfortable for your session. You’ll want to find a quiet, private location for your call, so that you can feel comfortable talking openly about whatever is going on for you.
What if I am under financial difficulties, can you help me?
Discounts are available for those experiencing financial hardships. So, if you need support with prevention OR treatment, do not let money stand in the way of your health. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your discounted consultation. Acting swiftly and quickly IS the key to staying ahead and staying healthy which is how we can keep everyone safe.
Schedule a call with Dr. Peter BOrten
As a way to support our community for their best health during these crazy times, Dr. Peter Borten is opening up his office hours to the public. Dr. Peter Borten has been practicing Western and Asian herbal medicine for over 25 years.
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