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.
Many forms of 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 assessment. From this, plan will be created.
It is usual to have a follow up consultation to re-asses your complaints after 1-3 months.
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. I may advise you to get some further functional medical testing carried out.
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.
Typical reasons people will come to see a naturopath:
- Reproductive health both men and female
- Hormonal balancing for all stages in life
- Digestive health anywhere from mouth to anus
- SIBO – small intestine bacterial overgrowth, candida, parasites….
- Heart and or lung health and associated conditions
- Autoimmune conditions
- Immune related disorders
- Joint health
- Mood and related disorders
- Healthy blood sugar balance
- Skin Conditions
- Optimise energy levels
- Weight issues
Please note I am not currently taking on any more new clients for Naturopath / Nutrition consultations
Initial consultation up to 90 minutes 115. Please note a deposit of £25 is required upon booking
Follow up to £45 45 minutes