Herbal Medicine

Treatment Approach

 

Acquiring an in-depth understanding of the patient’s presenting complaint for herbal therapy requires a full medical history and physical examination according to the individual’s symptoms. Treatment plan is discussed and herbal medicine is prescribed in the form of tea, powders, tinctures, capsules or cream.  

The first consultation can last up to 1.5hours and the first follow up would be within 1 month of the consultation.

A Herbal practitioner also advises on diet, lifestyle and supplements.  A copy of a recent blood test is very useful. 

Following a consultation the practitioner spends quite a bit of time carrying out any required research, putting a treatment plan together and ensuring there are no drug interactions.  Ongoing prescriptions need to be reviewed as some herbs are not safe to take long term, but also to adapt the treatment to changes in the patient's symptoms.

 

Herbal medicine can help manage and support a range of conditions from high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, varicose veins, skin conditions, cystitis, gynaecological symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, arthritis, IBD and depression.  This list is not exhaustive.  Diet, supplements, lifestyle is also reviewed and/or recommended where necessary. 

All products and herbs are organic (wherever possible), and sourced from high quality suppliers.

 

Over hundreds of years natural medicine has been used by many traditions to support and re-balance the body.  A qualified practitioner can safely prescribe herbal medicine, that is individual to each patient ensuring no interaction with other medicines or supplements which the patient may be taking.