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
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.
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What is herbal medicine
Herbal Medicine is a form of healthcare which combines plant-derived medicines with lifestyle changes to improve and maintain health. It honours the uniqueness of each individual and tailors bespoke treatments according to this.
Herbal medicine acknowledges that each person's needs are constantly changing and evolving, and so treatment is adapted to support your resilience as life unfolds.
Just as you see a garden changes with the environment and the seasons, so do you! In support of this and the individualised approach of 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.
When to see a herbalist, and when to go for self-care?
See a Herbalist
If you have a new or ongoing health condition which you would like to manage or address with herbal medicine, then seeking the support of a qualified herbalist is the best approach. You may also see a herbalist if you feel ‘not quite right’ health-wise over a long period of time but don’t have an official diagnosis.
A medical herbalist is trained for a minimum of three years, studying anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, clinical skills and phytochemistry, so they have the skills and knowledge to help you manage your health in a safe and effective way. Please note that herbal medicine is not a replacement for visiting the doctor, there may still be instances where it will be recommended to seek a medical opinion.
If you are interested in learning how to manage everyday minor health complaints:
coughs / colds
simple first aid
minor sleep issues
nourishment with herbs
then home herbal medicine courses can be a great approach to empower you with the knowledge and skills to discern which herbs might be best for you in these situations.
See our herbal medicine courses here.