Personalised holistic support
Herbal medicine takes an holistic approach to health care, using plant-derived medicine to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms. It emphasises the individual and the importance of tailoring treatment to suit each person's needs. A unique combination of several herbs are prescribed to support each patient. For example, if treating a chest infection, antiseptic herbs would be used to clear the infection, as well as herbs which are expectorant (which means that they thin mucous in the lungs allowing it to be coughed up more easily). Herbs which support the immune system and adrenals may also be used, as well as herbs which support other organs/systems to aid elimination.
Herbalists believe that using the whole plant is more effective than using individual constituents, and that any potential side effects are reduced. However, some plants should be avoided in people with certain health complaints and who are taking certain drugs. Medical herbalists are trained to use plants both safely and effectively, and consider both your health problems and the medication you are taking.
The aim of the treatment is to address the cause of the problem and not simply treat your symptoms. Herbalists are trained in diagnostic skills, can use a wide range of medicinal plants, and are also able to recognize when a condition is best referred to other healthcare practitioners.
Why consult a medical herbalist?
- I am able to prescribe from an extensive range of top quality herbs, a number of which are only supplied to qualified herbalists.
- I am trained in conventional diagnostic skills
- I help to identify the root cause of your health problem
- I prescribe tailor-made remedies, designed specifically to support you.
- My training in pharmacology and physiology enables me to design prescriptions which take into account medicines prescribed from your GP.
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'Turbulent life events had left me anxious, stressed, confused, and out of balance. Veda listened carefully to my tearful tale; her calm, thoughtful manner immensely reassuring.
Consultations were thorough, careful, and considered, and I always felt confident that my needs were being addressed. The medicine Veda gave me helped enormously. I could feel the difference quite quickly, and a couple of months later I was seeing the world more clearly, and calmly, and with a wonderful renewed sense of balance.'
'I was off work for two months with severe menopause symptoms. I had visited my GP on a number of occasions but unfortunately, none of the conventional medications prescribed provided any relief whatsoever.
Still feeling really ill and unable to cope, I booked a consultation with Veda. She was extremely thorough and professional as well as patient, considerate and genuinely caring. She made up a herbal mixture to address and alleviate my (list) of symptoms and within a remarkably short space of time I felt remarkably improved.
I would recommend anyone to go and see Veda. My only regret is that I didn’t consult her sooner.'
Concerns seen by medical herbalists include:
Pre-menstrual tension, menopause, endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovaries, heavy or painful periods, fertility
Asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, hay fever, tonsillitis
Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes support, cancer support
Arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains
Irritable bowel, diverticulitis, colitis, Crohn's disease, flatulence, indigestion, acid reflux, chronic cholecystitis, constipation, diarrhoea
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, angina, Raynaud's, poor circulation, varicose veins
Anxiety, insomnia, headaches, stress, mild depression
Acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis
Cystitis, BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
Susceptibility to infections, coughs, colds, immune support