Herbal Medicine

 
 

Restoring health with the healing properties of plants

Herbalism is the practice of using the therapeutic properties of plants to aid our body's natural healing processes. Medical herbalism is firmly rooted in western medical tradition and herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors. They may prescribe herbs for specific effects on the body or as support for the natural healing process.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Restoring health with the healing properties of plants

For many, that first visit to a medical herbalist can be a life changing experience, a chance to experience true healthcare as it should be practised. Your medical herbalist is a genuine, caring partner in health from the cradle to the third age (Children, Teenagers, Third Age). Many come to appreciate the power of correctly prescribed, natural herbal medicines dispensed by a highly trained medical professional.

Patients are often amazed at the opportunity to discuss in depth their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and the sense of freedom and empowerment this imparts to the individual which, combined with the knowledge of an experienced healthcare partner gives the security that your healthcare needs receive the best attention. The results then speak for themselves.

During the first consultation your Medical Herbalist takes a detailed medical history, covering not only your current complaint and medications, allergies and family history but also your diet and lifestyle. Physical examination may be necessary with sometimes blood pressure, pulse and urine and blood samples taken. The Medical Herbalist will then make a diagnosis based on the findings and where necessary they may make referrals. A programme of herbal treatment is then discussed and agreed with the patient, including an indication of how long the treatment period may be, and the level of treatment required. An individually designed herbal prescription is then formulated and dispensed with appropriate instructions.