HERBAL MEDICINE

Herbal Medicine is the art of using remedies made from medicinal plants to support health and well-being. It is not just about helping you overcome illness, but also helping you to be able to engage life with increased energy, greater relaxation and more enjoyment.

It is a natural and holistic approach that takes into account your health as a whole. It uses personalised herbal remedies created for you from a wide range of herbs along with support with diet and lifestyle change where appropriate. Herbs are very versatile and can support your health in many ways, for example they can support healing, aid digestion, help with relaxation and mood, and much more.

Herbal medicine draws on both a long tradition of the use of herbs and on modern science and clinical skills.  Herbal Medicine has been used for thousands of years, but is also being updated all the time as many new studies on herbs are performed. Medical herbalists are also trained in Western medical diagnosis.

Herbs can be taken as tinctures (plants extracted in water and alcohol), teas or capsules, or used externally as creams or oils depending on what suits you best. Most commonly combinations of tinctures are used as most people find these the most convenient to take.

Herbal medicines used well are very safe and side effects are rare. Medical Herbalists are extensively trained in herbal safety, in knowing when to use or not to use certain herbs, how to minimise side effects, and also in recognising conditions that require referral back to one’s doctor. Herbal medicine is suitable for any age and a wide range of conditions, and can often be used alongside medical treatment.

Cost:  Initial Consultation £45 plus cost of medicines, Follow- up Consultation £30 plus cost of medicines.

Cost of medicines work out approximately £8-£10 per week.

Further information

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Practitioners

Mark Jack