Why Use Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine combines the study and use of traditional plant remedies with medical science. It is a very comprehensive system and still the major form of medical treatment worldwide.
Herbalists treat all age groups, helping both long term and acute ailments.
Herbal medicine is effective in all kinds of health problems, especially skin disorders, digestive problems, arthritis, hormonal imbalances, circulatory and breathing problems, stress related illness etc.
Visiting A Medical Herbalist
At the first visit a medical herbalist will spend at least one hour taking a detailed and confidential case history to establish where underlying imbalances may cause ill health.
After time is taken to discuss positive diet and lifestyle changes an individual herbal remedy is prescribed and dispensed. At following visits progress is reviewed and remedies adjusted accordingly.
A course of herbal medicine continues for several weeks to months, allowing deep changes in functioning and wellbeing to take place.
Herbal medicines combined and prescribed by a herbalist for an individual are more deeply effective than over the counter "one size fits all" herbal remedies. The long training in plants and people enables the practitioner to combine herbs appropriately.
Herbalists do not diagnose or prescribe without an appointment.
Herbal medicine has a less aggressive action than some conventional medicines. Rather it improves our health by removing obstacles to our wellbeing and increases vitality.
While it is impossible to guarantee absolute safety with anything, be it medicine or food, the safety record of herbal medicine is excellent. However herbal remedies can be robust in their action and should always be treated with respect.
Further information on:
Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
British Herbal Medical Association
Members of the BHMA include companies involved in the manufacture of herbal medicines or supply of botanical drugs, herbal practitioners, academics, pharmacists, students of phytotherapy and many others.
Meet the Therapist
A gentle and very thorough treatment. I would definitely recommend it, especially to people who don't get on well with 'conventional' i.e. drug treatments, as digestive problems can cause strange reactions from digesting conventional medicines.
My eczema has cleared up and I have never felt so well, until I developed colitis, so am back again! Very supportive and lovely experience.
Every step was intensely painful when I first phoned Sue for an appointment five weeks ago. Now at my third appointment I can walk along the street for ten minutes before even thinking of my feet. The emotional Re-assurance which she gives and her positive attitude to the body's constant striving to heal itself are also a tonic. The dietary advice may come as a bit of a shock but she gives me the confidence to follow it and the results soon show.