Herbal Medicine

 
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Why use Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine gets to the root cause of illness by rebalancing the body, creating harmony and optimising health using the healing power of nature.

Our bodies are able to recognise and metabolise plant chemistry due to our co-evolution, so not only are herbs effective and gentle, but they are safe to use under the supervision of a qualified herbalist.

 
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What are the benefits of consulting a qualified herbalist?

Qualified herbalists have a detailed knowledge of herbs and plant medicine, in addition to clinical and diagnostic experience. They can obtain high quality herbs and preparations from safe, reputable sources and understand possible drug interactions.

Bespoke prescriptions are blended for each client, taking into consideration their individual physical, mental and emotional needs.

 
 

What can Herbal Medicine treat?

Herbalism can support you with the following:

  • Energy and vitality

  • Mood: Depression, anxiety, emotional health and stress management

  • Sleep and relaxation

  • Skin conditions

  • Digestion and gut health

  • Detoxification and fasting protocols

  • Immune support:
    Colds and 'flu

  • Children's health

  • Women's health

  • Men's health

  • Autoimmune conditions

  • Allergies

  • Joints and bones

  • Heart and circulation

  • Nutrition

  • General health and wellbeing

    ...plus much more!

 
 

Naturopathic Principles

“Underpinning everything I do as a herbal practitioner, is a set of naturopathic principles that are derived from a belief in the healing power of nature.

By providing the right conditions and using an eclectic combination of nutrition, detoxification, fasting, hydrotherapy, exercise, as well as flower essences and tissue salts, I believe that abundant health can be achieved”.

 
 
  • The patient should be treated as a whole – body, mind, emotions and spirit

  • Each patient is an individual and should be evaluated rather than just looking at the disease itself

  • Prevention is always better than cure

  • It’s better to get to the root cause rather than treating just the symptoms, whether physical or emotional

  • Healing is preferable to suppressing symptoms

  • Health is more than overcoming a disease. It’s about achieving abundant vitality

 
  • Ill-health is caused by an imbalance of the body

  • The Naturopath is a teacher as well as a healer and empowers the patient to take responsibility for their own health

  • A Naturopath will never use treatments that cause serious side-effects

  • Herbalism and naturopathy work synergistically together. At the core of any naturopathic approach is the belief that each person’s body has the potential to heal itself given the right supportive conditions. 

  • Nature has an innate ability to heal

 
 
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What is Herbal Medicine?

Modern herbal medicine is a synthesis of ancient and modern practices utilising different parts of plants either on their own or in combination, for their healing and medicinal qualities.

Used since time immemorial, our ancestors refined and passed on knowledge of the plants that harmed and the ones that helped. All cultures around the world have knowledge of how to prepare and utilise plant medicine and today many people around the world still depend on traditional herbal medicine for their primary health care. In fact, many of our modern pharmaceuticals are derived from plants. Examples include the cancer drug Taxol from yew, the anti-malarials Quinine and Artemisinin from cinchona and wormwood, Pseudoephedrine from ephedra, not to mention Aspirin from meadowsweet and Digoxin from foxglove.

Herbal medicine has a good safety record and is increasingly being subjected to clinical trials to test effectiveness. Herbalism however, is an art as much as a science and being part of the “herbal renaissance” by bringing knowledge back from the brink into contemporary consciousness is a privilege and honour. 

 
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