Call 01270 610288 to book a Herbalist consultation at the Lodge Clinic, Nantwich or Crewe Osteopathic surgery in Wistaston
What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicines are plant-based medicines made from differing combinations of plant parts e.g. leaves, flowers or roots. Each part can have different medicinal uses and the many types of chemical constituents require different extraction methods. Both fresh and dried plant matter are used, depending on the herb.
What does a Herbalist treat?
Herbalism is for everyone – if you would like more specific information on how a herbalist approaches health problems, please contact Andrea
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Skin conditions
- fertility and pregnancy
- Emotional health
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Digestive problems
- Certain Allergies
- Immune system help
What happens during a Visit?
During your first consultation with a Herbalist she will build up a picture of you and your health by:
- Taking your full case history
- Asking about your family’s medical history
- Discussing your diet and lifestyle
- Finding out about any medication or supplements you use
This allows your herbalist to assess the underlying causes of your illness and formulate a mixture of herbs tailored to your individual needs. It may also be necessary to take your blood pressure or arrange for other tests to be done.
Your individual treatment plan will include herbal remedies and, where appropriate, dietary changes or nutritional supplements. Most herbal medicines are given in the form of a liquid tincture that is taken in 5ml doses of two or three times daily. You may also be prescribed a herbal tea, tablets, ointment, cream or lotion.
After the initial consultation, three or four shorter consultations are usually necessary to assess your progress, followed by check-ups every three to six months, depending on the nature of your condition. Because herbal medicines work in a gentle and subtle way, they can take longer to work than orthodox drugs, but their effects are long lasting and there should be few side effects.