What is herbal medicine?
Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of medicine known. I like to call herbs “superfoods”!
Herbal medicine, in western countries, is usually classified as an alternative or complementary discipline however I refer to it as “original” medicine. It is still the most widely practiced form of medicine in the world. Over 80% of the world’s population rely on herbs for health (World Health Organisation).
Medicinal herbs contain a rich abundance of chemical constituents, which are known to have significant therapeutic actions. Modern research increasingly advocates the use of herbal medicine as a natural and effective healthcare option. Plant medicines promote health and wellbeing by supporting and strengthening the body during acute and chronic illness. The practice of modern herbal medicine aims to provide the best clinical care, using treatments based on the best available research.
With herbal medicine and nutritional, your health can be improved. As herbal medicine is based in scientific research and application, you can feel reassured that you are in safe hands. A safe and natural, effective approach to healing. Herbal medicine treats the root cause of disease not just the symptoms. An increasing amount of modern research is both confirming the ancient tradition of our herbs and uncovering new herbs which meet the ever changing demands of our population.
Qualified herbalists are trained to safely prescribe herbal medicines alongside pharmaceutical medications, and to avoid any potential adverse interactions. If appropriate, and with your consent, your GP or consultant can be kept fully informed of any herbal regime provided.
Medical Herbalists are also trained in diagnostic skills and are also able to recognise when a condition is best referred to other healthcare practitioners.Patients consult herbalists for help in managing a wide range of conditions. Some of the more common complaints include: digestive disorders, skin problems, symptoms of menopause, stress and insomnia, and recurrent infections.
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