Herbal Medicine

Common Conditions

Stress-Related: anxiety, low mood, trouble sleeping

Digestive: bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, IBS, indigestion, reflux

Low Energy: Chronic fatigue, Lethargy

Urinary:  cystitis, prostate problem

Skin: spots, eczema, psoriasis, fungal

Respiratory: coughs/colds, hay-fever, infections, sinusitis, sore throats

Gynaecological: PMS, fibroids, irregular/painful periods, menopausal symptoms,

Musculoskeletal: aches and pains, arthritis

Support: chronic and autoimmune conditions

Integrative Healthcare

Herbal Medicine aims to work as part of an integrative healthcare approach.  A trained herbalist can guide you in taking herbal medicines safely alongside conventional medical treatment, rather than as an alternative.

Herbal Medicine appointments are currently unavailable

What is herbal medicine?

Herbal Medicine is a form of healthcare which uses plant-derived medicines to improve and maintain health.  According to the individual and their needs at that moment, unique combinations of herbs are used for each presentation.  Herbal medicine acknowledges that each person's needs are constantly changing and evolving, and so treatment is adapted to support your resilience. Just as you see a garden changes with the environment and the seasons, equally with herbal medicine you can never walk the same path twice!

How can herbal medicine help?

The aim of herbal medicine treatment is to provide support which will help you to function at your best, with optimum health and wellbeing; whatever life brings.  This is achieved through the action of herbs on your physiology, which alongside relevant lifestyle and dietary adjustments can encourage the body's systems towards a state of homeostasis or balance.  A medical herbalist is trained for a minimum of three years, studying anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, clinical skills and phytochemistry, so that you can be treated safely and effectively.

What to expect?

The Consultation: A detailed conversation between you and the practitioner discussing your health, medical history, and things affecting this. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and everything discussed is confidential.  Physical examinations may be carried out; you may be referred for further tests if appropriate.

Your Prescription: Is tailor-made for you based on the information you provide during the consultation. Your prescription will consist of herbal medicines which may come in several forms including: a tincture for drinking (water and ethanol extract); a herbal tea; creams/ointments; or a combination of these.  The prescription is usually made within a few days of your appointment.

Advice and Support: With your prescription you will be provided with a summary sheet of any recommendations given during the consultation. This may include lifestyle and dietary advice, as well as tips for managing stress; this will form part of your herbal medicine treatment plan.  There is usually a follow-up appointment within a few weeks of the initial consultation, and then at 1 - 6 monthly intervals depending on the condition.

What will it cost?

Initial session*

£50.00 (90 minutes)

Follow-up session*

£35.00 (30 - 45 minutes)

Telephone consultation

£10.00 (15 minutes)

Prescription costs

£8.00 (average per week)

*Discounts available click here for details

Herbal Medicine appointments are currently unavailable

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