Clinical Herbalist, Doctor of TCM, Birthworker
Tiffany Freeman (harper), she/her, traditional name is askîy maskihkiwiskwew, earth medicine woman, is a mixed nêhiyaw iskwew of Treaty 1 (St. Peters Band/ Little Peguis/ Peguis First Nation) living as a visitor on Treaty 7 territory in Mohkinstsis (Blackfoot for Calgary, Alberta). Professionally Tiffany is a Registered Clinical Herbalist (American Herbalist Guild), a Registered Acupuncturist (CAA), a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor (AAATCMD), and a Community Birthworker. Tiffany graduated from the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in 2004 with a diploma in Clinical Herbology. In 2009 she obtained her Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture diploma from the Calgary College of TCM & Acupuncture and her Alberta Acupuncture Licensure. After graduation Tiffany has gone on to study in the field of Ortho-bionomy, Master Tung classical acupuncture, Birth work, and various continued herbal & traditional medicine studies. A permanent student of earth she walks the traditions & ceremonies of her nêhiyawi culture. In clinical practice Tiffany focuses on client centred gender inclusive medicine, and has a speciality in sexual, reproductive, generative health and birthwork. She offers care for birthing parents though all phases of pregnancy including pre-conception, fertility, pregnancy/ pre-natal and postpartum care; bringing her Indigenous traditions, ceremony & traditional food knowledge to her birthing parents & families as well as care through herbal protocols & acupuncture. Along with her clinical practice she is also an instructor, author and educator teaching a variety of courses in herbalism, assessment techniques, and reproductive, generative & sexual health courses. She is an instructor/author at Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and offers seminars and workshops around North America through various schools, community organizations and herbal gatherings. A mother of three, Tiffany incorporates her ways of being and learning as a nêhiyawi (Cree First Nations) with her studies and practice of traditional medicines; bringing this intersection not to only to her professional realm but also to her creative practices and art projects.