What is Herbal Medicine?
*Please note: For the next few months I will have my baby, born in June 2015, present at all consultations. I will be allowing an extra 15 minutes between appointments in case of any disruptions, please allow for this time at the end of the consultation when booking.*
Herbal Medicine is the use of whole plant preparations and is the oldest known form of medicine. It has been used for over 2,000 years and is still the major form of medicine for around 80% of the world's population.
Herbal Medicines support the body's natural healing processes, and aim to treat the individual person as well as the disease. This means it can bring about a deep and lasting change.
Our ancestors may have used trial and error to discover the most effective local plants for the treatment of illnesses. Advances in science have enabled a better understanding of the physiological effects of herbs on the human body, and therefore their role in restoring health.
How Can It Help You?
Herbal Medicine can be used to support patients in the management of both acute and chronic conditions; including many conditions that patients would visit their GP about such as:
At the end of the consultation an individualised herbal remedy prescription will be offered.
I became a Herbalist by completing a four year honours degree in herbal medicine at Middlesex University.
I joined the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in 2005. The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is the oldest professional organisation of practising medical herbalists worldwide and provides continued professional development for its members www.nimh.org.uk.
After qualifying as an Herbalist I moved to Bognor Regis in West Sussex and set up my practice in Chichester. Soon after this I began to offer Herb Walks, and Remedy Making Workshops.
If you are looking for a particular herbal remedy, or perhaps would like to take part in a workshop to learn more about how herbs can help you, please get in touch. I offer my services in Chichester, close to Bognor Regis in West Sussex.
If you wish me to talk to your local group or society please see the 'Upcoming events' page.