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THE HISTORY OF OUR BATTLE GROUND HEALING ARTS APOTHECARY

AS THE APOTHECARY TURNS...

30 YEARS IN BUSINESS IS ENOUGH TIME TO GENERATE A STORY.  HERE'S OURS.


The wild, winding and wonderful history of  our

Battle Ground Healing Arts Apothecary



As the Apothecary Turns 1

1930s

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Dr Henry Skinner built what is now Battle Ground Healing Arts as a home side by side with his medical cliinic in 1930 and served as a primary care physician for all of North Clark County


Dr Stansbury had a wonderful  friendship with the elderly Dr Skinner and she is currently only the 2nd owner of the property in nearly a century.

1984

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Dr Stansbury completed a medical assisting program with an internship at Stanford Hospital, went on to graduate from San Jose State University with honors, and was accepted to the naturopathic medical school in Portland, OR.


She moved to Hockinson and commuted to the med school, and also served on several Clark County health and environmental boards.

1988

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Dr Stansbury graduated from medical school and established Battle Ground Healing Arts, renting the clinic on Main Street from Dr Henry Skinner.


In this hard-working decade Dr Stansbury wore many hats: mother, physician, business owner, professor, author, gardener and cheif bottle washer.

1996

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Dr Stansbury purchased the BG Healing Arts property from Dr Skinner using the advance she received from her first herb book as a down payment.


Dr Stansbury grew the business into a thriving multidisciplinary facility with acupuncturists, massage therapists, and aestheticians.

2000

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Dr Stansbury converted what was a 1 car garage on Main Street into a medicine dispensary and called it our NATURAL GOODS store.


Here is a photo of Dr Stansbury's daughter's lemonade stand in front of the garage that is now the apothecary.

2003

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The NATURAL GOODS Store was a huge success and brought in patients to our practice and people curious to learn more about alternative medicine. 


 Dr Stansbury also Chaired the Botanical Medicine Department at the National Universtiy of Naturopathic Medicine for many decades starting in 1989. 

As the Apothecary Turns 2

2005

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Dr Jill Stansbury mentored many students and novice herbalists.  She continued to teach natural products chemistry and research herbal medicine around the world.  


Our apprentices  learned how Dr Stansbury made her medicines, obtained her goods, ran her business, and other skills unique to the apothecary biz.

2008

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Dr Jill Stansbury was awarded an ethnobotany research grant and traveled to South America frequently, plus taught at 6-10 conferences per year, adding up to being away from Battle Ground  over half of the year for a decade.  


One of our volunteers was contracted to run our Natural Goods Store while Dr Stansbury traveled extensively.

2012

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One of our staff purchased our herb shop inventory to run our store for her own profit and renamed the shop B.A.N.G - Battle Ground Apothecary and Natural Goods based on our patient referrals and well established  platform of support.


Dr Stansbury continued to study with a number of indigenous communities of the amazon for at least 6 months per year.

2013

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Dr Stansbury published another herb book, the

 PCOS Health and Nutrition Guide, and in these years published dozens of scholarly articles for medical journals and gave over 100 lectures at professional conferences.

2014

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This was the start of 2 difficult years for our apothecary.


Dr Stansbury realized that she was traveling too much and working too hard on outside projects, and that  communication from afar was too ineffectual to be successful  with the current arrangement.

2015

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Less than 3 years after attemping to have an apothecary partner, we had to terminate the arrangement.  


We smudged, we painted, and we started up the apothecary again in the fall of 2015.

As the Apothecary Turns 3

2016

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We began running our apothecary for ourselves again and Happy Days Returned!!

 

Because our former partner used the name B.A.N.G - Battle Ground Apothecary and Natural Goods, Dr Stansbury decided not to return to calling our medicinary the Natural Goods Store.  


Instead, we chose 

Healing Arts Apothecary 

befitting of our federal trademark

Battle Ground Healing Arts

and BG Healing Arts.

2017

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  With the several challenging years now solidly behind us,  the business flourished and grew.


We installed a new roof and added a new solarium on to our apothecary to  give us more space to accomodate the growing business.


A life long plant lover, Dr Stansbury started propagating house plants and exotic medicinals in the solarium.

2017

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 Dr Stansbury's Reasearch Grants were renewed!


Dr Stansbury also received a 5 book contract to codify her life's work in the study of Herbal Medicine into a textbook series entitled 

Herbal Formularies for 

Healthcare Professionals.


Dr Stansbury illustrated the  series herself using her rusty undergraduate degree in scientific illustration.

2018

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2018 was another stellar year! 

 We invested in a solar roof, installed a rain catchment system and became a GREEN BUSINESS!


We  worked to enforce our trademark and maintain our distinct brand of

Battle Ground Healing Arts

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and

Healing Arts Apothecary

2019

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 Dr Stansbury's 3rd textbook in the series of 5 was published and  received rave reviews!


 Dr Stansbury also recieved an AWARD

The Order of the University 

from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR  for her textbooks,  her ethnobotany research and for mentoring students for 30 years.

2019

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3OTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

This summer we celebrated 30 years in business with a 

Farmer's Market 

every Saturday throughout the summer.


Another wonderful year!!!

Thanks to all for your business and support.


HERE  IS A LINK TO SOME OF OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTOS