Western Herbal Medicine
”It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”— attributed to Hippocrates.
Herbal Medicine is a holistic form of medicine and concerns itself with the underlying causes of disease which have to be addressed to allow for health to appear.
You might have been told by your GP or specialist that there is nothing wrong with you and that all your test results are normal. I believe that what you are experiencing is real and that health is not simply the absence of disease.
My focus is on treating you as the whole person that you are; looking at physical, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors. Health and disease are multifactorial hence all needs to be considered to achieve a personalised and comprehensive approach to diagnosis and your treatment. This goes well beyond treating your symptoms.
Herbal medicine can address acute and chronic conditions. It is particularly well suited for allergies, digestive issues, skin and breathing complaints.
Additionally it offers a wealth of treatment options for women’s health from teenager, through the reproductive years and beyond the menopause.
Herbal Medicine is common to all peoples and cultures of the world and can be described as the knowledge about healing plants, where the whole plant is used instead of an isolated chemical substance. Active constituents are extracted from the whole plant, its flower, leaf, root or bark.
It is the foundation of modern medicine, botany, pharmacy and chemistry. It was extensively practised in the UK until the 1940s.
NIMH herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. More and more herbalists undertake scientific research and publish in peer reviewed journals, articles and books.
Whilst Western Medical Herbalism is truly rooted in tradition, it is also interested in its progress and development to remain relevant in the future.