Chanchal Cabrera MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG
Chanchal has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer. Chanchal held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster 2004-2016.
She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition and health.
Chanchal is the author of the book, Fibromyalgia – A Journey Toward Healing, published by Contemporary Books. She is a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist. In 2009, Chanchal was honored with a Fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 35 years.
Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband, Thierry Vrain, farm seven acres growing food, culinary herbs for restaurants and medicinal herbs for the herbal medicine clinic. They also run therapy gardens for people with disabilities and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. Visit Innisfreefarm.ca to read more about this.