Medical herbalism involves the use of plant medicines backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials to treat a wide variety of conditions of the mind, body and soul.
Many conditions respond well to herbal medicine, particularly hormonal disorders, problems of the digestive tract, mood-related conditions, skin aggravations, and recurrent infection.
A qualified Medical Herbalist has a BSc or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, has studied orthodox as well as plant medicine and is trained in the same diagnostic skills as a GP.
Unlike a GP, however, medical herbalists adopt a holistic approach to illness, identifying and then treating the underlying cause of disease rather than the symptoms.
They are able to prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other medication and treatments. In fact, many patients are referred to their medical herbalist by their GP.
Herbal medicine is suitable for people of all ages including children, who respond well to the gentle action of herbs. Each patient receives a treatment programme tailored specifically to their individual needs.
Common Reasons to see a Medical Herbalist:
- Stress / Anxiety
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Skin Problems
- Immunity Issues / Auto Immune Disease