Traditional and Modern Herbal Healing

Certified East West Herbalist, Sunshine Coast, BC

Consultations are now held out of Howe Sound Pharmacy, Gibsons BC

#208-1100 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V7

Current appointments are available Thursday’s only, from 1 to 4pm

Walk-in’s are welcome, but it is first come, first serve

Educational background:

Shannon Hobson studied Naturopathy in Melbourne Australia for 2 years, excelling in physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, nutrition, and biochemistry.

Shannon is now:

Certified in Planetary Herbology (East West herbalism) -Traditional Chinese herbal medicine/diagnostics, Ayurvedic (Indian) herbs, and Western herbalism – School of Planetary Herbology, Santa Cruz CA, graduated May 2019

Completed Educational Upgrade Courses: recognized by College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA)  and the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA)

  • Level.1 Herb-Drug Interactions – HealthCMi, Healthcare Medicine Institute, obtained November 2019
  • Level.2 Herb-Drug Interactions– HealthCMi, Healthcare Medicine Institute, obtained January 2020

Throughout her studies in Planetary Herbology, Shannon has learned, not only, traditional and modern herbal healing through the use of tinctures, salves, liniments, teas, fomentations, and many more, but she has also learned many traditional body works techniques such as cupping, moxibustion, Korean Hand Therapy, as well as, relaxation techniques such as Shirodhara, foot/hand soaks, and herbal relaxation baths.

*Please see Therapies page for full description of each treatment offered*

About the name Natural-Know How:

Natural is defined as existing in a natural state, caused by nature, and is not man-made.   Know-how is defined as an individual or group of individuals gaining knowledge to accomplish something.

Taking those definitions in mind, many people are going back to a simpler way of thinking. Natural and untainted by human processes is a driver for many people to change their perspective around health and wellness.  This includes changing to positive, holistic ideals about supplementation, herbal medicine, food as medicine, food processing techniques, pharmaceuticals, and conventional medicine practices.    

*Products can be purchased at Roberts Creek Farm Gate Eco Market inside the Masonic Lodge every Wednesday from 130 to 6pm, or purchased directly, contact by text, call, or email

Make an appointment today with Shannon, Certified Herbalist!

Contact #604-993-0169 by text or call

Email at

IG: natural_knowhow

Facebook: Natural-Know How

Location: Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast BC Canada