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What is Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is a safe and effective system of medicine which exclusively uses plants. Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine on our planet, and is still used as the primary form of medicine by over 75% of the world’s population. In fact it is the traditional medicine of all cultures, and is based on observation and experience passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years.Today scientific research supports these claims.
 
What can herbal medicine treat ?
Herbal medicine can successfully treat many common health problems.One of the greatest strengths of herbal medicine is the way it can improve the functioning of the immune system.Good immune function is vital given the demands of modern living.
It is highly effective for the treatment of men and women’s reproductive health disorders.Chronic conditions such as insomnia, depression, arthritis, asthma, skin disorders, liver and digestive problems. Herbal medicine can very effectively treat acute conditions such as influenza, stomach upsets and childhood illnesses. A number of herbs have the ability to support the adrenal glands, and nervous systems, providing support for the stress of our busy lifestyles that we lead.

Is herbal medicine safe ?
Used properly under the guidance of a registered Medical Herbalist the answer is an emphatic yes!

Why would you come to see us?
We give you a very friendly, personal service, both in the shop and in the clinic. We are very aware of client confidentiality and will treat you with the utmost respect. We encourage you to take an active part in your own health care. Our aim is to restore your body to optimum function, achieving healthy body, mind and soul. We can do this by using a combination of herbal formulas, nutritional supplements, dietary advice, Bach flowers and herbal teas as appropriate for your own health.
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What makes herbal medicine special ?
Herbalists believe :-
  • that the whole of the plant is greater than the sum of parts,
  • that we must use the whole plant, not just the single active principle of the plant,
  • we have an innate ability to heal ourselves,
  • that medicine should be used to restore and support your body’s own very capable defence and restorative mechanisms,
  • that we must treat the whole person and root cause of your current health issues, rather than just the disease and symptoms,
  • as part of our philosophy, we must empower you to play an active role in your own healing by providing you with the information needed so that you can bring about positive change into your daily life.

What happens during a consultation with a medical herbalist ?
During a consultation with a medical herbalist, which will take approximately one hour, the problem itself is examined, along with an assessment of diet, lifestyle, emotional factors and other body relationships.Then a diagnosis is made, not just in terms of the name of the disease, but also in respect to what is perceived to be the underlying cause in holistic terms. According to our assessment of your health, a prescription will be formulated which may be in the form of liquid, tablets and teas to suit your preference. Also included are dietary and lifestyle advice as appropriate.
 

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