Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world and is still the most widely used form of health care globally. It is a natural system of medicine using plant based preparations to help in the treatment of a variety of health complaints. In the UK, Western herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as GPs as well as studying traditional use of medicinal plants, modern research and diet and lifestyle management. Importantly, herbal medicine is green medicine and so is environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Herbal medicine takes a patient centred approach, with the treatment and advice tailored to the individual. It can work to complement orthodox medications and can be used as a supportive treatment to many conditions. In clinic, Herbalists commonly see conditions for which patients consult their GPs. This includes management of chronic conditions, pain and minor acute problems. Herbalists can treat all groups of people including children, elders and pregnant women. Some conditions we see include:
A first consultation will last around an hour with subsequent visits around half an hour. The herbalist will ask lots of questions about your general health, past health, diet and lifestyle. A short physical examination may also be necessary, with the patient's consent. The information provided during this is confidential. Treatment can be in the form of tincture, a liquid whole plant extract in alcohol; herbal teas; capsules or powders; creams, ointments or other topical applications, depending on the condition. This is combined with appropriate diet and lifestyle advice for the individual.
Initial consultation starts at £40
Follow up visits start at £25
Tincture £8 per 100ml
Dried herbs £4 per 100g
Creams £6 per 30g
Ointments £6 per 30g
Powders £4-6 per 100g
Capsules £12.50 per 90
Liniments £6 per 100ml
If you'd like to enquire about a session please just get in touch.