Meet Dr. Janet Carter: Empowering Veterans Through Herbal Medicine

2023 DEAC Famous Alumni Meet Dr. Janet Carter, the ACHS 2023 DEAC Famous Alumni! Janet graduated with a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine from ACHS in 2022. She is currently a pharmacist employed at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she is dedicated to finding alternative holistic modalities to serve the needs of Veterans.  Her initial goal in enrolling at ACHS was to integrate her knowledge […]

Meet Sian Seligman: ACHS Grad Making Waves in the Plant Medicine Field

2023 DEAC Outstanding Graduate Sian Seligman is a graduate of ACHS’s Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program and has been selected as the recipient of the ACHS 2023 DEAC Outstanding Graduate for making a positive impact in the herbalism and plant medicine field. Sian also completed the ACHS Integrative Cannabis Specialist™ and Integrative Psilocybin Mushroom Specialist™ micro-credentials. After working as a Brand Marketing […]

Adult Skills Scholarship Recipient: Sarah Edelman

Sarah Edelman Scholarship Recipient

“Obsessed with food in all the right ways” – Sarah May Edelman Discovering Holistic Health Sarah is the recipient of the ACHS Adult Skills Education Program Scholarship (ASEP). Sarah began her studies at ACHS in the Fall of 2021 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production. She has been immersed in […]

5 Resources for Learning More About Aromatherapy

5 Resources for Learning More About Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy? As aromatherapy as a healing modality has evolved, it has taken on a wide range of definitions, perspectives, and applications. Today, aromatherapy is known as the use of aromatic plant materials in the form of essential oils and extracts to support and promote the balance of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. If […]

5 Resources for Herbal Beginners

5 Resources for Herbal Beginners

Interested in learning about herbalism? Here are some free and low-cost resources to get started! 1. Learn about herbal teas An easy place to start is by learning to prepare herbal teas! Download the Preparing Herbal Teas eBook for free to get started. 2. Learn about herbs in the kitchen Learn from ACHS Alumna Lisa […]

Aromatherapy in the Home: Four Festive Fall Scents


With the first big rain of Fall in Portland this past week, the fresh pine and citrusy aroma of my neighbor’s majestic 50-foot douglas fir tree has been floating through the air. It is one of the first, and among my favorite, signs that Fall has arrived. It’s an intoxicating aroma that greets me in […]

What to Look For When Choosing CBD Products

We met with Frogsong Farm, an Organic certified Hemp farm in the Willamette Valley, to learn the details of what you should be looking for when you purchase a CBD product. Fun fact: Frogsong Farm is the first CBD Company to obtain a B Corp Certification!

What to Look For: Choosing CBD Products Part 2

In Part 1 of “Here’s what to look for when choosing CBD Products” [insert link once active], we outlined the minimum information that customers want to look for when purchasing a CBD product, whether it is ingestible or not.

Adult Skills Scholarship Recipient: Carolyn Critchelow


“Don’t quit don’t give up on what your dreams are. Surround yourself with like minded people!” ~ Carolyn Critchelow Discovering Holistic Health Carolyn Critchelow is a recipient of the ACHS Adult Skills Scholarship. Carolyn is currently a nurse but has become passionate about integrative health and wants to learn more about the holistic approach to […]

Making Your Own Incense Cones

making an incense cone

Creating your own Incense Cones or Incense Sticks is easy, fun, and also makes great gifts! This blog post was written by Robert Seidel, and reposted with permission from The Essential Oil Company. What do you need for making Incense Cones? – Blank incense cones or incense sticks – Essential oil, fragrance or blend of […]

DEAC Awards 2022: Michael Ford is our Outstanding Graduate!

michael ford deac outstanding graduate

Michael Ford is a graduate of several certificate and diploma programs, as well as, our Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine, Master of Science in Herbal Medicine, Master of Science in Aromatherapy and Master of Science in Integrative Health Sciences. Herbal medicine was his first step into the world of holistic health in […]

ACHS Graduation 2022: A time for reflection, celebration and inspiration!

achs graduation 2022

With Commencement Ceremony just around the corner, and the pandemic still lingering, how do you plan on celebrating your graduation? Will you be walking across the stage this year or joining your ceremony virtually? Even if your institution has chosen not to have an in-person ceremony this year, there are still lots of ways for […]