Western Herbal Medicine
Western Herbal medicine uses the therapeutic properties contained within plant seeds, berries, roots, bark, leaves and flowers for medicinal purposes. Selected herbs are used to treat a variety of ailments and disease as well as to promote vitality, healing and balance within the body.
Because I believe it is important to treat the person as a whole rather than the symptoms, herbal treatment plans are always highly individual.
What can herbal medicine treat?
Patients are often amazed at the opportunity to discuss in depth their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and the sense of freedom and empowerment this imparts. Combined with the knowledge of an experienced healthcare practitioner this gives the security that your healthcare needs receive the best attention. The results often speak for themselves.
Commonly treated conditions include:
- Skin complaints – eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea
- Cardiovascular problems – poor circulation, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, high blood pressure
- Gynaecological problems/ hormone imbalances – menstrual disorders, menopausal problems, PMS, infertility, prostate problems
- Musculoskeletal problems – arthritis, gout, bursitis
- Stomach, intestines and bowel disorders – ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, constipation
- Infections – tonsillitis, cystitis
- Respiratory conditions – coughs, colds, laryngitis, asthma
- Nervous disorders – stress, insomnia, impaired memory, anxiety, depression, migraine
- Immunity problems – autoimmune disease, allergies
Medical herbalism is for everyone – if you would like more specific information on how I approach health problems, please do get in touch or have a look on the site of my governing body, The National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
Please note that the information provided on this website is, although carefully considered and referenced by the author, for information purposes only, at sole discretion and risk of the reader. This information is not meant to be used for self-medication purposes and/or is not meant to replace medical care under the supervision of a doctor. The herbal medicines described on the website and Facebook links can only be used safely under the supervision of a qualified herbal medicine practitioner after a one-to-one consultation, in accordance with the Medicines Act 1986, Sections 12.1 & 12.2 and Sections 56.1 & 56.2.