When people get sick, they typically go see their doctors to get prescriptions with hopes of feeling better in a few days. But Kim Adams offers remedies for many common ailments that don’t require a trip to the pharmacy.
Adams – who co-owns 2 Wolves Herbal Apothecary with her daughter, Jessica, opened their third and largest store at 469B Highland Avenue in Surrey Center on Friday, Oct. 15. The other two are located in Helen and Cleveland. 2 Wolves sells a variety of all-natural items, such as herbs, teas, tinctures, and essential oils, as well as hemp and CBD products created in the other stores’ herbal kitchens. “I’m really just a mad scientist,” says the former nurse practitioner at the Medical College of Georgia and University Hospital.
The business sells about 210 products, and almost all carry the 2 Wolves brand name. “I don’t care about you buying stuff,” Adams states. “I want it to work for you if you do.” The first product they made and sold was a tattoo balm. At her other stores, she gives away products to customers who she knows can’t afford to buy them. “It’s my way of giving back,” Adams explains. The business also offers foot detox services.
She sees customers who suffer from a host of chronic health concerns, including arthritis, depression, Parkinson’s disease, and diabetic neuropathy. Adams shares the story of one customer – a supervisor in an auto repair shop, who visited the store in desperation. His hands were crippled with arthritis, and he told her ‘“I’m going to lose my job if you can’t help me.”’ Adams gave him a pain-free balm and within a few days, he called to thank her because his condition had already improved dramatically. “People are kind of tired of the medical model,” she says. Adams also has products to treat chronic pain and even addictions. “Hemp and CBD aren’t part of health care, but they should be,” she adds. “I hope to be part of that.” While there are many places to buy CBD products, they’re not all created equally. “What’s on your bottle should be in your bottle,” yet that’s not always the case, Adams says.
Kim Adams became a doctor when completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in integrative health from the University of Minnesota. In addition to caring for patients, she also taught nursing students at Augusta Technical College, Aiken Technical College, and the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Adams was working in the intensive care unit until her other daughter was killed in an accident. After dealing with that traumatic event, she and Jessica both decided it was time to change careers. Adams states she has big plans for the Augusta location. “The next step is to open the herbal kitchen,” she explains.
The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit 2wolvesinc.com or call 706-969-1651.