Welcome to our herbal apothecary!
My name is DJ Ankenbrandt and I have been fortunate to work with the healing wisdom of plants for over 15 years. Throughout this time, I've had many opportunities to witness herbs spark profound transformations in the lives of others. These positive results have deeply inspired me to continue studying and sharing tools and information that can help people find ever enhancing levels of health and happiness.
I began my herbal consulting practice in 2012, offering individuals dietary guidance, Spagyric remedies, and strategic health plans. In time, I started formulating with Tonic Extracts, drawing on my Classical Chinese Herbalism studies. One of my first clients experienced such positive results from implementing my guidance and Tonic Herbal protocol, they decided to help me expand my offerings so others could access these life enhancing tonics. In 2014, they gifted me the seed money needed to fund my first significant acquisition of broad spectrum Beyond Organic Tonic Herbal Extracts. And the Cintamani Tonics Apothecary was born!
"One of my first clients experienced such positive results from implementing my guidance and Tonic Herbal protocol, they decided to help me expand my offerings so others could access these life enhancing tonics."
Many of my early clients discovered profound results from my Custom Formulations made with these super potent, Beyond Organically grown herbal extracts. They repeatedly referred their friends, and offered transformative testimonials, eventually creating the need for me to offer these extracts to a larger online audience. Since founding CintamaniTonics.com, I've been incredibly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to provide these therapeutic-grade Tonics to my clients, fellow practitioners, local community, and a growing global following.
I utilize all the herbs in the Cintamani Apothecary to create balanced and comprehensive Custom Herbal Formulas intended to meet the specific needs of each unique person. My formulation techniques are derived from training in the Classical Chinese Tonic Herbal approach that originates from an ancient lineage and tradition known as The Gate Of Life. I also integrate Ayurvedic Rasayanas and Indonesian herbs into my formulation practice, when needed, as they are equally potent and effective. I have been drawn to all the supreme herbal medicines that are Tonic in nature and can be taken daily to regenerate, balance, tonify, and deeply nourish the body and mind. The herbs can be life savers for people, and when integrated with proper guidance into a holistic diet and healthy lifestyle, they can create benevolent cycles of health that fuel one's greater purpose in life. I teach my clients about longevity practices and all the life enhancing tools for awakening that I have gathered in my personal quest to understand and integrate a truly preventative approach to health and wellness.
My ultimate goal is to listen deeply to each person's needs,
and share tools and information that can produce
positive, lasting, and profound change in the lives of others.
How can I best serve you?
༄ Free 15 minute Assessment ༄
I'm happy to offer up to 15 minutes of my time, free of charge, to help guide you towards herbs, supplements, and information that can support your health journey.
Find out if my services are right for you.
Ask any questions you like. I'm here to help.
༄ Custom Formulations ༄
Seeking a personalized herbal blend for your specific needs?
I specialize in crafting Custom Formulas to support your particular constitution and unique health goals. With an Herbal Apothecary of over 50 super potent Beyond Organic Tonic Herbal Extracts, and 7+ years of regularly formulating for clients, I can effectively craft a Custom Blend for you that is delicious, safe, and beneficial for daily supplementation. The most profound results reported by my clients often arise from these Custom Herbal Formulas.
Custom Herbal Formulation
Volume: About 150 g is roughly 150 servings or 6 - 8 week supply
Estimated Cost: $100 - $150 (depending on herbs used in formulation)
+ One Time Formulation Fee: $50 (no extra charges for refills)
* Includes Free 15 Minute Assessment.
* If you'd like to consult with me beyond 15 minutes,
my Herbal Consultation hourly rate will apply.
༄ Herbal Consultation ༄
If you'd like to consult with me beyond the initial Free 15 Minute Assessment,
my hourly rate will apply.
I would be honored to discuss your unique health situation in-depth to offer a fresh perspective, and to share additional educational resources, herbs, supplements, or spagyric formulas to assist with your greatest needs. I can also offer formulation guidance for your business needs or help develop comprehensive wellness programs for you or your company. I have much to share and can tailor classes and workshops to your particular interests.
Hourly Rate: $100/hr
* If you order a Custom Herbal Formula + 1-hour Consultation,
I will waive the One-Time Formulation Fee of $50.
༄ Holistic Health Education
༄ Herbal Consultations
༄ Personalized Formulas
༄ Tonic Extracts & Spagyrics
༄ Probiotic Tonics
My experience and training is wide ranging, and contains many years of dedication to working with the life promoting qualities of plants.
My initial training with preventative wellness practices began 10 years ago on an organic farm. This was the beginning of my herbal studies, permaculture experience, and yoga training. From there I blossomed into the nutritional and herbal work, and have since committed my life to this path of radiant living. Being perpetually curious about ways that we can stay vibrant and healthy has brought me in touch with many different philosophies and methods devoted to longevity and holistic wellness.
My current herbal practice has been deeply inspired from my apprenticeship with Rehmannia Dean Thomas of The Gate of Life Lineage. He is one of the foremost students of Ron Teeguarden, and is a holder of this unique herbal lineage that is considered to be the roots of what we currently know as Chinese Medicine. It is believed to be over 5000 years old, and is a tradition that focuses mostly on the use of Tonic Herbs. These are a superior class of herbs which are very safe, effective, and can be taken over long periods of time to increase vitality, promote longevity, and enhance our spiritual development. At the heart of this enlightened tradition is the intention to utilize these special herbs as tools to prolong life, and to do so specifically for the attainment of wisdom and fulfillment of ones true purpose. It is a tradition founded in service, carrying with it a profound commitment to being a beneficial presence in this life.
In my time with this dear friend and mentor I have learned much about the ancient Chinese tonic herbal approach, and find these methods to be simple yet incredibly profound. I owe much credit to this unique lineage holder for his deep and immense wisdom, and am honored to carry on this lineage and teachings through my own practice.
Classical Chinese medicine has a significant place in my heart, and guides the way in which I work with herbs.
Trainings and Certifications
༄ 10 years Active Apprenticeship with Rehmannia Dean Thomas
༄ Herbal Certification Course with the Milagro School of Herbal Medicine
༄ 2-year Spagyric study with the School of Spagyric and Alchemical Arts by Al-Kemi
༄ 100 hour Anusara Yoga immersion
༄ Dancing Freedom Facilitator's Training
༄ Moringa Educators Intensive Course with Moringa For Life