Herbal Medicine

WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE

Herbs have been used as medicine throughout the ages and are no less relevant in our current day as a support for health and wellbeing!

A medical herbalist is trained at degree level in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and the science of using herbs as medicine and for general wellbeing.

Many of our current day medications have been developed from herbs, for example aspirin was isolated from willow bark. In herbal medicine, preparations with a wider range of phytochemical constituents are generally used and with this there can be a synergy between the multiple constituents that supports in their actions.

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HOW DOES HERBAL MEDICINE WORK

A program of herbal medicine & nutrition takes into account the health of your whole body and being and the inter-relationship between the two. All of the systems in our body are intricately connected, so even though there may be an imbalance or disorder in one, the foundation of support starts with looking at whole body health.

So too there is a real effect of our state of being on our physical body and this is given due support.

Herbs can be used in food and cooking as a type of daily medicine and bespoke medicines can also be prepared after consultation in the form of tonic drinks. Herbs may also be recommended in capsule form to support a wide range of areas such as healthy digestion, energy and hormonal health.

AREAS MEDICAL HERBALISM CAN SUPPORT

Medical herbalism is part of a holistic approach to health, designed to enhance the natural functioning of the body’s systems in order to optimise health and prevent illness. 

Therefore, there are many areas of health where a medical herbalism approach can be applied, including: 

  • Digestive issues 
  • Supporting energy levels 
  • Hormonal health 
  • Skin health 
  • Detoxification

HOW HERBALISM WORKS ALONGSIDE NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT

Medical herbalism is an approach that works alongside your nutritional support, rather than separate to it.

On top of the foods, meals and nutritional plans you are incorporating into your diet, you will also be including herbs in their dried and fresh forms. The unique assortment of herbs that are recommended are based on the information gathered in your initial appointment with our nutritional therapists. 

Herbs such as chamomile, peppermint and ginger have wide-ranging health benefits that can be explored in your nutritional therapy sessions. There are many other herbs used in their dried, fresh, and tea forms which have beneficial and medicinal qualities. 

You and your nutritional therapist can explore the different ways to incorporate medicinal herbs into your diet. This is often through cooking, teas or sometimes in capsule form.

MEET THE PERFORMANCE TEAM

If you are interested in learning more about medicinal herbalism, feel free to get in touch with our Client Support team who will be happy to arrange for a complimentary call with our medical herbalist, Fiona Peirce