Project Description

Bottles of herbal medicine, fresh echinacea flowers, and spoons of dried herbs

What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions for thousands of years. Modern Western herbal medicine combines this knowledge with information from scientific research.

As herbalists, we use the same diagnostic skills as a doctor, but approach a person’s health holistically. So we look for the underlying cause of disease, and use herbal medicine to help the body to help itself.

Modern pharmaceutical drugs are largely based on plants. A single active constituent of a plant species is extracted and manufactured on a large scale.
Herbal medicines, however, are made from whole plants containing hundreds of these constituents. So herbalists believe that these medicines are therefore more balanced and powerful.

Pestle and mortar and bunch of fresh herbs

What can herbal medicine do?

Herbal medicine is a natural and gentle form of treatment which we use to help many
conditions:

  • digestive disorders – peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and indigestion

  • skin disorders – psoriasis, eczema, fungal infections and acne

  • heart and circulation disorders – low and high blood pressure, heart problems, varicose veins and poor circulation

  • respiratory system disorders – asthma, hay fever, chronic bronchitis, colds, flu, rhinitis and sinusitis

  • nervous system disorders – stress headaches, migraines, insomnia and mild to moderate depression

  • genito-urinary disorders – cystitis and other urinary infections, prostate problems

  • reproductive disorders – PMT, amenorrhoea, endometriosis, painful periods, fibroids and menopausal symptoms

  • muscles and joints – arthritis, sciatica and gout

Treatment programme

Your first consultation

The first consultation will last for 60-90 minutes. We’ll ask you some questions to build up a detailed case history so we can identify your possible medical condition and its cause.
We’ll take your blood pressure and check your general health. Other physical examinations will be taken if necessary.
Please bring any details of previous and current medical conditions and medications with you. We’ll need to take these into account before a prescription is dispensed. It’s possible to take herbal medicine alongside orthodox treatment, so we may need to consult your GP.
The remedy or prescription may be in the form of a *tincture, herbal teas, oils, creams and ointments. *A tincture contains plant constituents extracted in alcohol or glycerol),
We prepare a tailored prescription for each patient to treat specific conditions and symptoms. Dietary and lifestyle advice may also be given.

First consultation

£45

Follow-up visits

£35

Herbal prescriptions

£5-8

Payment: We accept payment by cash, cheque or BACS.

Please allow minimum 24 hours’ notice if you wish to cancel a treatment, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

Wooden ladle filled with fresh St Johns Wort flowers
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