Traditional western medicine was once entirely based upon the properties of the plants that surround us. Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest and most traditional forms of medicine dating back thousands of years. It possesses a long standing medical philosophy and system upon which its practice is based.
In nature all organisms maintain a process known as homeostasis, or the regulation of the internal environment. When an organism’s internal environment is thrown out of balance by ‘dis-ease’ the processes of homeostasis will work to bring the body back into balance as a wholly functioning individual unit. One of the most important philosophies in herbal medicine is not to mimic the natural regulatory processes of the body but to stimulate these processes so that the body can then heal itself.
In today’s society it can be difficult to regain our connection to nature and the earth; the incorporation of healing plants into our daily lives can help us to form a personal connection with the earth.
Initial consultations last for up to 1 ½ hours. During the consultation a full case history is taken including information on diet and lifestyle, any conventional/complementary medications that are currently being prescribed and diagnostic readings such as blood pressure and pulse are taken. A personalised prescription is then formulated from organic tinctures with the daily dosage typically being up to 15mls per day. Follow up consultations last for up to one hour and include a review of diagnostic readings and progress with the prescribed tinctures; which would then be revised accordingly.
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We have therapists specialising in Herbal medicine at the following centres....