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Our Services
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Herbal consultations consist of an extensive intake of health history, a holistic assessment of current health complaints, traditional Chinese pulse and tongue analysis, as well as the formulation of custom herbal blends and personalized diet and lifestyle strategies. We commit to educate all our clients on botanical, dietary and lifestyle solutions aimed at addressing both acute and chronic health imbalances.


Brief Consultation


These sessions are ideal for acute imbalances and seasonal complaints–or when you just need a little advice from the herbalist.

60 Minutes

Comprehensive Herbal Consultation


This comprehensive 2-part session is ideal for long-term, chronic health issues. We take a deep look into your health history and current complaints. We will identify the patterns of imbalance in accordance with tradition Asian healing systems and develop a long-term herbal, dietary and lifestyle strategy to help you bring your body and mind back into balance.

Includes 2 hours of session time, plus 1 hour research and custom formulation.

180 Minutes



Communication between clients and their herbalists is important for achieving goals. Follow-up sessions involve assessing improvements and changes, answering questions, and addressing newly arising needs. Since the mindbody complex is an ever-changing landscape, these sessions play an important role in determining the possible need for adjustments to herbal or dietary strategies. 

60 minutes

Free 15 Minute Introductory Consultation

Are you wondering if herbs are right for you? Do you want to find out what to expect from a full session with an herbalist? This 15 minute introductory consultation gives you an opportunity to share your health goals and clarify your questions with one of our professional herbalists.

Frequently asked questions

What are Traditional Chinese Herbal Sciences?

Traditional Chinese Herbal Sciences refer to the non-medical utilization of an entire system of health analysis known as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). TCM dates back over 3500 years (Chen and Chen, 1989).

While many of the principles of TCM are still widely used today by medical professionals in China, many herbalists worldwide utilize them as well—as a tool to help determine which plants will serve as the best fit for health supplementation. Providing a detailed, process-based approach, Traditional Chinese Herbal Sciences contribute a lens through which to view our health imbalances holistically.

What is Chinese Pulse and Tongue Analysis?

A visual analysis of the tongue surface, along with a detailed survey of the radial (wrist) pulse qualities, can provide herbalists with a great deal of information on the patterns of imbalance that may be presenting in the body.

Tongue and pulse analysis illuminate valuable clues as to how individuals can work most effectively with herbal, dietary and lifestyle strategies. Interestingly, descriptions of tongue analysis can be found on inscriptions on Chinese artifacts dating as far back as 1500 B.C. (Chen and Chen, 1989).

If I get an assessment, do I have to buy my herbs from Jade Forest Wellness?

Absolutely not. Our assessment services are independent of our dispensing services. You will walk away from your assessment armed with a customized herbal strategy—including recommended amounts of the recommended botanicals. From there you can choose if, when, and where to purchase your herbs, and in what amounts you want to take them.

In what forms does Jade Forest Wellness dispense herbs?

Tangs (Decoctions)

One of our most popular methods is a Tang, which is an herbal decoction (strong tea) which is cooked once per week and kept in the fridge. A specific amount is taken each day. Tangs are a very efficient and cost-effective way to partake of herbal formulas. Those with sensitive pallets may be challenged by some of the exotic tastes—however most people grow to appreciate the unique flavors of there herbs after just a few days. Herbs for Tangs are dispensed in a convenient packet, which includes all needed instructions, in order to make the process of cooking easy.

Instant Tea (Extract Powders)

Another popular method is an instant tea. This method involves mixing herbal extract powders or granules into hot water and drinking daily. As with the aforementioned Tangs, instant tea is very efficient and cost-effective. It is important to note, though, that not all herbs are available in this form. Ask one of our herbalists for more details.

Teapills, Pills, Capsules and Tablets

Many of the traditional Chinese and patented formulas are available in these forms—which can be very convenient in our busy, modern day world. Teapills are tiny pills (about 2-3mm in size) that are generally taken in relatively large amounts (i.e. 8 per serving 3x daily)—this is because it takes a larger amount of these tiny pills to equal the typical amount of herbs that we would find in an average-size capsule or tablet. Although teapills (as well as tablets and capsules) are very convenient, it should be noted that they are not cheaply customized. Even pre-made pills, capsules and tablets can be more expensive than Tangs and instant teas, and one can end up having to take a large amount to get a wanted effect. That said, there are hundreds of herbs and formulas are available in this form. For those interested in having a custom formula made into pills or capsules, Jade Forest Wellness does offer these services. Prices vary by project, so please call for an estimate.


Depending on the formula or herb, tinctures are also very popular and effective. A tincture is an alcohol or glycerine extract of a botanical. Tinctures are very convenient, and the amount taken is typically so small that the taste impact is often considered nominal. Depending on the plant, herbs can be very effective in this form. Certain plants, however, require the ability to ingest greater amounts than a tincture can realistically provide. Those who must avoid alcohol should limit themselves to glycerine-based tinctures. Glycerine is a syrupy, sweet liquid derived from plants. Glycerine makes an excellent vehicle for giving herbs to children.

And Much More

Liniments, Fomentations, Compresses, and Salves are just a few of the many other methods of herbal application. In fact, there are much too many to list here. But know that Jade Forest Wellness can provide many different tools, in many different forms, to suit your individual needs.

Do I have to have an assessment in order to purchase herbs from Jade Forest Wellness?

Jade Forest Wellness specializes in creating customized herbal preparations for our clients which we assess. However, we sell pre-packaged teas, tablets, pills, and capsules—as well as aromatherapy products and topicals—to anyone.

Will the herbalists at Jade Forest Wellness work with my doctor or other health care practitioner?

Jade Forest Wellness encourages open communication between conventional healthcare practitioners and alternative healthcare consultants.

With our clients express permission, our herbalists will gladly communicate with healthcare practitioners or pharmacists about their herbal, dietary, and lifestyle recommendations. We encourage clients to communicate with their healthcare professionals before taking any new health supplements.

Reference: Chen, T. and Chen, M. (1989). The essence and scientific background of tongue diagnosis. Long Beach, Calif.: Oriental Healing Arts Institute.

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Until further notice, Jade Forest Wellness will be offering FREE Billings-wide delivery on herb orders over $15, as our storefront is temporarily closed.

Our health assessment services will be taking place via private online video conferencing.

We are taking these measures to maximize the health and safety of our clients and the community around us. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us. Thank you.