Herbal Medicine uses natural extracts of plants to treat physical and emotional illness. It is a traditional, effective and safe form of healing. The Herbalist treats the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms, so restoring the body to its optimum state of health and well-being. Herbal Medicine is holistic in its approach and the initial two hour consultation allows time to address the dietary, lifestyle and emotional components of an illness.
Herbal Medicine is appropriate for any type of health problem but is particularly helpful for digestive, emotional, hormonal and skin conditions, as well as ailments associated with impaired immunity. Herbs are taken in the form of tinctures using a combination of herbs mixed for each individual patient. Skin creams and teas are also prescribed where required.
Herbalists undertake a four year degree-level qualification and are trained to combine modern diagnostic techniques with the use of traditional remedies such as Echinacea, Dandelion, Hawthorn and Valerian.