Empowered By Nature
Lorraine Hughes, RH (AHG)
263 New Hackensack Rd., 2nd Fl.,
Wappingers Falls, NY
845.416.4598 • [email protected]
Lorraine Hughes specializes in herbal medicine and nutrition. She offers comprehensive wellness consultations using assessment techniques based in Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide each person with their own unique treatment plan. She also offers stress-reduction services, including reiki, reflexology, acupoint aromatherapy and qigong (private and group classes).
What drew you to this profession?
About 25 years ago, I embarked upon my own health journey. During this process, I was fortunate to meet with naturopaths and practitioners of Chinese medicine, to which I owe a debt of gratitude. Nature heals, and this is my way of paying it forward.
How does your work differ from that of others in your profession?
I feel that my approach is unique in that I utilize assessment techniques based in Chinese medicine, correlating the client’s “patterns” in an East-West approach, including lifestyle, diet, detoxification, movement and breath work. I am also a Chinese and Western custom herbal formulator, after seeing them in a consultation.
What should someone expect from working with you?
They should expect an open and honest discussion concerning their health and wellness goals. Each person will determine their own progression to vibrant health based upon taking ownership of their journey by making the changes they need to make. Most people are experiencing chronic illness, and they must acknowledge that this did not evolve overnight. With that said, returning to vital health is a process in which the person must be patient, kind (to themselves) and exert discipline to regain resilience. I will be there to guide them along the way.
What changes do have you planned for 2023?
I will continue to offer Five Element seasonal workshops with each seasonal change in the Chinese lunar calendar (occurring approximately every three months), currently offered at Dutchess Yoga. There may be the possibility that I will add classes that will cover various subjects such as reflexology basics for self-healing, qigong and herbal medicine, and theory classes that are topic-specific.
Anything else our readers should know?
It is so critical and essential that the general public embrace the healing power of nature by connecting to their inner nature, their original healer; specifically through plant medicines and healing philosophies that have been practiced over 2,000 to 5,000 years. Are you ready to embark on your path to wellness?