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HERBAL MEDICINE?

Traditional Medicine for Modern Times

Herbal medicine is the oldest and most widely used system of healing in the world. Our bodies are well adapted to nature’s medicines.

Herbalists use the restorative healing power of plants to bring you back to a place of balance and wellbeing. This person centred approach can be used to treat a wide range of health complaints such as stubborn skin conditions, hormonal imbalances and digestive problems – all of which respond well to herbal medicine. The aim is not just to treat your symptoms, but to put your body in the best possible position to heal itself.

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Herbs can magically transform your health

How does herbal medicine work?

If you cut your finger, you can apply any number of creams, but ultimately the healing comes from the body itself, not the preparation you choose to apply. This is the principle behind herbal medicine as a therapy. Herbs bring the body back to balance. As well as being powerful medicines, they’re also foods that provide nourishment and healing to the body as a whole.

Although two people might present with the same complaint, each will experience their illness differently. For example, someone with hay fever may have red, itchy eyes and a runny nose; another person may feel tired and have an itchy, dry throat. Although both people technically have the same condition, their symptoms are totally different.

When formulating a prescription, herbalists take the uniqueness of each person into account. Different plants benefit different people. Herbal medicine works holistically in that the person is always the most important variable in the equation. This is why no two herbal prescriptions are ever the same.

Here at the dispensary we stock a large number of plants which are used to make a variety of medicines such as tinctures, teas, creams, salves, powders and capsules.

Herbal medicine is really good for conditions that haven’t responded well to other forms of treatment.

Herbal medicine that works

Many people visit the clinic after having wasted lots of money on over the counter herbal preparations that haven’t worked. This is because herbs are not like drugs, and shouldn’t be taken on a “pill for an ill” basis.

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Herbalists undertake years of in depth training to know which combinations of herbs (and at what dose) will achieve the best results.

Visiting a trained herbal practitioner can save you a great deal time and money, avoiding the “hit and miss” approach which can often happen when trying to self-prescribe. This means you’ll be able to reach your health goals much more quickly, and more importantly – get the results you want.

Seeing a herbalist provides the opportunity for a full health assessment with someone who has taken the time and effort to understand your situation and individual health needs.
Herbal consultations

In a busy world, we don’t often take the time to reflect on how illness may have started, or how we managed to get to a certain point. A herbal consultation provides the space to not only assess your symptoms, but to discuss in detail the real issues behind what your body is trying to tell you. A visit to the herbal clinic doesn’t just end with a personal prescription, you’ll also leave armed with strategies around lifestyle and diet, a vital part of finding your way back to wellness and harmony.

Herbs help you feel like you again

Unlike pharmaceutical drugs that can come with a long list of side effects, herbs not only get to the root cause of your health problems, but also come with a whole host of added bonuses such as wonderful skin, increased energy levels, deeper, more restful sleep and improved mood.

Transform your health with the power of nature

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Need more information about herbal medicine? Head over to the Frequently Asked Questions Page or send me an email sarah@alchemilla.co

Further information about herbal medicine and what to expect when you visit a practitioner can be found at the links below:

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