Herbal Medicine

 
 
 


What is Herbal Medicine?


Herbal Medicine is the use of plants to restore optimum health. Diet and lifestyle are also taken into account during a consultation.


What kind of conditions can Herbal Medicine treat?


Herbal Medicine has something to offer most people. Common complaints that may be aided by Herbal Medicine are depression, insomnia, IBS, eczema, prostate problems, menopausal symptoms, PMS, stress, and anxiety.



What can I expect at a consultation?


The initial consultation lasts 1 hour.  Emma will take a detailed history of your health, and discuss your diet and lifestyle. She will then offer advice about diet and lifestyle factors that may aid your condition. Herbs will be prescribed in the form of tincture (alcohol-based medicine) or tea (dried herbs), and preparations such as cream, as required.



How often will I need to come back?


This is very individual and depends on you and your condition. Generally,  a repeat consultation will initially be required every 3 weeks, decreasing in frequency as your condition improves. Repeat visits are to follow your progression, allowing changes to be made to the herbal prescription as appropriate.



Can I use Herbal Medicine if I am already taking prescribed medicine from my GP?


Absolutely.  Herbs and drugs may combine adversely, therefore your qualified herbalist will make every effort to ensure that your medicines do not interact.



What is the price?


The initial visit (1 hour) costs £45, and repeat visits  (30 minutes) cost £25.  Prescriptions cost an average of £6 per week for tinctures or £2.50 for teas.  Costs vary for other preparations.


Concessions

Available for those in receipt of benefits and those with a low income. Please contact Emma to discuss any queries that you have.


 

"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has." 

Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

Herbal Medicine Consultations