What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal Medicine, rooted in ancient origin cultures is a practice that is based on the concept that disease can be treated with controlled plant-based medicine.
Herbal Medicine treats the person as a whole, mentally, emotionally and physically.
There is increasing evidence to support the idea that how you are feeling psychologically can have a direct impact on your physical health. Emotional stress caused by trauma, grief, shock, abandonment, mental exhaustion or major life-changes can leave us drained and prone to illness; stress has been linked to decreased functioning of the immune system and the imbalance of the nervous system all of which increase the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, heart disease, gut and hormone related issues, addictions to name a few. Herbal Medicine stimulates the body’s own natural healing mechanism.
What will the treatment involve?
Your Herbal Medical consultant will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire, including your medical and family history. You will be asked to list any medications or supplements that you may currently be taking.
A confidential, in-depth consultation follows, from which all your aspects of your health, including past medical history, diet, lifestyle, personality type, current health problems and emotional concerns.
The initial consultations can take up to 90-120 minutes, whilst follow up appointments are generally shorter.
Bespoke herbal remedies are prescribed to you by our medical herbalist who operates a fully functional dispensary sourced from the best suppliers in the country and organic where possible and this can be in the form of a tonic. Non-alcoholic formulations are available which are ideal for children.
Your consultant will explain to you the instructions on how to take the remedies.
Bespoke Holistic Medicine Treatment
As well as taking herbal medicine formulas your practitioner may also incorporate treatments where suited, these may include Acupuncture types such as Doist, TCM and Five Elements. Other modalities such as Cupping Therapy, Gua Sha Therapy, Electro-Acupuncture, Chinese ‘Tui Na’ Massage, as well as a range of other bodywork including Holistic Massage, Reflexology and Acupressure may also be integrated to achieve optimal results.
Creating a customised treatment to suit you and your health care needs whether it is an introduction to wellness, specific concerns such as pain relief or to regulate a specific system such as the nervous system, or simply to relax.
Whether you use all of these holistic medicine modalities or, take Herbal Medicine alone, each work fundamentally by working with each person on an individual basis. All treatments are uniquely put together to suit the individual needs using naturopathic principles.
Why consider Herbal Medicine & what can Herbal Medicine be used for?
Why consider Herbal Medicine & what can Herbal Medicine be used for?It helps you to understand and take control of how your body works, and to resolve issues from their root cause rather than temporary ‘quick fixes’. It empowers through helping to understand and explore the relationship between body and mind, showing how conflicting attitudes, fears and repressed feelings can all directly influence the body and its functioning.
Herbal Medicine can be used for most ailments ranging from:
⦁ Anxiety, Stress & Depression
⦁ Addiction Recovery
⦁ Headaches & Migraines
⦁ Anxiety, Anticipation & Panic attacks
⦁ PMS, Menstrual & Menopausal
⦁ Infertility, Pregnancy & infants
⦁ Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & other digestive complaints
⦁ Allergies, Eczema & other skin complaints.
How many sessions do I need?
This depends very much on what condition you have and its severity. For long-standing conditions, a course of treatment may be needed.
How quickly will I see the results?
You will see and feel results within your first course of herbal remedies and progressively improve your health on a truly holistic level.
How long will the results last?
Once you have improved your mental, emotional and physical health, you should vibrate on an improved frequency, depending, however, on your lifestyle, stress levels and nutrition. Your medical herbalist will advise you with recommendations.
Are there any side effects?
Herbal medications can mistakenly be perceived as safe because they are natural products however, they contain powerful properties and may produce negative effects on an individual such as allergic reactions, rashes, asthma, headaches, dizziness, agitation, dry mouth, seizures, fatigue, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Are Herbal Medicines safe?
Herbal medicines are made of natural active ingredients made from plant parts, such as roots, stems, leaves, flowers, or seeds. But being “natural” doesn’t necessarily mean they’re safe for you to take. Just like conventional medicines, herbal medicines will have an effect on the body, and can be potentially harmful if not used correctly.
Due to the powerful potent ingredients of the herbal medicines they should be taken with the same level of caution as pharmaceutical medications.
Like other prescription medications, herbal medicine should always be prescribed by a qualified and registered practitioner.
Any views or advice obtained via this website should not be taken as a substitute
for medical advice or treatment, especially if you are aware of, or suffer from, a specific health complaint.
We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your GP as Herbal Medicine and conventional medicine can be integrated when necessary to provide complementary services. Your GP will also be able to arrange any diagnostic procedures you may need, and provide emergency cover.
The information on this website is written WITHOUT PREJUDICE