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 assesment. 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 is 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
Reproductive issues male and female
ME / Chronic fatigue
Headaches / migraines
Leaky gut / gut permeability
High blood pressure
Joint and muscular complaints
Initial consultation up to 90 minutes £75. Please note a deposit of £25 is required upon booking
Follow up to £45 45 minutes