Herbal Medicine

What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine uses plants for medicine to help get the body back into balance.   It has been used for thousands of years all over the world.  Many of our common pharmaceutical medicines are derived from herbs.

There are many forms herbal medicine can be applied, the most common is orally with either tinctures (alcohol based), powders, capsules or the whole dried herb.   Each remedy is custom made according to what is discussed in your consultation.    It is usual have an initial consultation which last up to 1.5 hours whereby we will go over your full health history and lifestyle choices plus an iridology assesnment.  From this, your remedies will be made for you and a nutrition plan will be created.  Between 1-3 months after it is usual to have a follow up consultation to re-asses your complaints and adjust accordingly.  You will know when you are ready to stop, although many clients continue to visit to keep up with good health and enable their bodies to adjust to different times in their lives.  At times, you may be advised to undergo some form of Functional medical testing to find the root cause of your symptoms.  If you have had any recent tests (the last 3 months) carried out with your doctor it is best to bring these along with you.

The Herbal Medicine consultation os part of the  ‘Naturopathy consultation’ with me, Nicole Ferguson.  Please click here for more details.

 

Why use herbal medicine

As with any naturopathic based therapy herbal medicine aims to treat the person and not the disease.  It can be used on babies all the way through our earthly lives. Herbal medicine can be use used to assist most health complaints.  There are rarely side effects but many side benefits.  If you are taking any medications please bring these along with you.

Below is a list of why many people will come and see a herbalist, this list is non-exhaustive

Hormone issues

Reproductive issues male and female

Adenomyosis, endometriosis

Heavy menstruation

Irregular mensuration

Infertility

PCOS

PMT

Menopause

Thyroid disorders

Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue

ME / Chronic fatigue

Mood

Anxiety

Headaches / migraines

Insomnia

Depression

Digestive issues

IBS

Constipation

Colitis

Crohnes

Celiac disease

Diarrhoea

Leaky gut / gut permeability

Candida

Parasites

Autoimmune conditions

Cardiovascular disease

High blood pressure

Reynolds

High cholesterol

Palpitations

Arrhythmia

Lung disease

Asthma

Bronchitis

Joint and muscular complaints

Arthritis

Gout

Persistent injuries

Skin conditions

Acne

Eczema

Psoriasis

Hives

Herpes virus

 

Prices

Initial consultation up to 75 minutes £75.   Please note a deposit of £25 is required upon booking

Follow up to £45 45 minutes

 


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