“Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity”

Hippocrates

Take this opportunity to learn more about how Herbal Medicine can form part of an integrated approach to your healthcare and wellbeing.

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About Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is essentially using plant extracts to help bring the body back to normal equilibrium, or homeostasis.

The body has a remarkable ability to heal itself – when given the opportunity. By providing the right nutrition, exercise, breathing and a little help from the plants around us, the body can usually heal itself. This is the premise of Herbal Medicine.

A qualified Medical Herbalist is trained in the same clinical and diagnostic skills as a General Practitioner, and will have studied at an institution approved by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Medical Herbalists will often have more time in a consultation to do a deeper analysis of the body systems and they will try to find the underlying cause of the presenting condition. This is achieved through taking a very careful case history, taking in to account the patient’s medical, social and drug history but also through detailed questioning about the patient’s diet and symptoms.

The consultation will focus on each body system to help the Medical Herbalist come to a diagnosis. Patients will often seek advice from a Medical Herbalist for more complex or chronic conditions that may not be responding to orthodox treatment.

As well as using plant remedies based on traditional uses, Medical Herbalists have access to a wealth of research about how different plant compounds interact with the body’s tissues on a pharmacological level. Medical Herbalists are trained in anatomy, physiology, pharmacy, clinical examination and diagnostic skills, amongst other clinical subjects.

I use the most up-to-date research to inform my practice when prescribing herbal medicine, but I also integrate my keen interest in nutrition, exercise, stress management and sleep to provide a completely holistic approach for each individual patient. I prefer to educate and coach my patients to help them live healthier, fulfilling lives.

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