Herbal Medicine Consultations
Humans have evolved alongside plants over millennia, and across the world in all but most recent times we relied regularly on medicinal plants to support our health and wellbeing, as well as treat illness.
Many people, cultures and countries still do. Some familiar medicines of the 21st century have been derived directly or indirectly from herbs; for example, salicylic acid from meadowsweet was used to develop aspirin, and opium poppy for morphine & codeine. Medicinal plants taken in their whole form offer a safer & more sustainable option than using isolated parts.
Herbal medicine can help people who are experiencing many conditions, from everyday coughs and colds to more complex conditions such as insomnia, IBS, anxiety, menopausal symptoms, arthritis, athsma & ME, to name but a few.
Herbal medicine treats each person as a whole and complex person, not just a set of symptoms. During a consultation appropriate herbs to alleviate any pain, discomfort, disharmony or disease a person is experiencing will be considered, as well as seeking to identify the root causes of stress and/or ill health.
An in depth consultation will be carried out on your first visit, please allow up to 1 ½ hours.
This will be followed up with half hour sessions as needed, initially usually every 3 weeks for a couple of months, then at intervals that best support each person.
Alongside taking herbal medicine, ways to encourage balance in ones life will be explored, leading to a more empowered and active involvement in ones own health & wellbeing.