What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine (Plant Medicine) is the research and use of the medicinal abilities of plants to cure human ailments. Plant Medicine works in a very “holistic” way; that is, it works on the whole of the body, rather than just the symptom. The allopathic model of Herbal Medicine is based on the chemical constituents of plants having a specific biochemical effect within the human physiology – so we may use certain herbs for pain, inflammation, constipation etc. Medical Herbalists also understand the use of plants in a more vitalist and holistic way; looking at the underlying pattern of the illness that is behind the expression of the disease (the symptom) and how the plant affects the whole body and constitution of a person, so that the physical, psychological and spiritual elements of a person can be balanced.
What to expect at your consultation
Initial Free Consultation
Investing in your health can seem daunting, so before booking an appointment, why not take advantage of a free 20 minute telephone consultation? This will give you a chance to discuss your health concerns and help you to decide if I am the right practitioner for you.
Starting Your Journey
Many patients comment on how much they value the consultation process; finding it to be a time where they are really listened to and heard. Health can be complex, so different methods of analysis are used as part of your consultation and are offered at no extra charge. Some of these methods allow you, as a patient, to see how your condition is affecting your body – which also means that in follow up appointments, you can see how your treatment is improving you!
A face to face consultation is most beneficial, but if you really can’t get to us, then we can offer secure online Tele-Health consultations.
Treatment usually consists of a bespoke plant based Herbal Medicine formula, made up by your practitioner as tincture, capsules or teas and formulated to suit you as an individual.
As qualified Medical Herbalists, we are able to prescribe herbal medicine alongside orthodox medicine – so if you are taking any medication from your doctor or the hospital, please bring details along to the consultation (NOTE: we will not contact your doctor without your permission).
Methods of analysis we might use
Health can be complex, so different methods of analysis are used as part of your consultation. Some of these methods allow you, as a patient, to see how your condition is affecting your body – which also means that in follow up appointments, you can see how your treatment is improving you
Live Blood Analysis (LBA)
Watch your immune system in action from just a tiny drop of blood taken from your fingertip! Seeing how your blood responds on a computer screen is informative and empowering – plus, checking your blood at follow up appointments helps you to track your health progress.
Your eyes develop unique identifiable markings that relate to the body’s relative condition(s). Iridology maps those regions of the iris to the tissues and organs of the body allowing Iridologists to assess its state of health. Iridology helps you to know your health strengths, areas for improvement and potential.
A consultation with a qualified practitioner can help to identify physical and emotional issues that may be causing health concerns. Patients are often surprised at how emotional issues such as stress can impact on their physical health. Fixing the symptom isn’t a long term solution, so we work to establish the underlying cause.
What we can help with...
We offer a variety of excellent packages so that you know exactly what your costs will be. Online video consultation is available for those who can’t get to our clinic and extra medicine can be purchased between appointments if required.
Consultation packages start from as little as: