FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS MEDICAL HERBALISM?

Herbal medicine has been used throughout the world for thousands of years. Medical herbalists use concentrated whole plant extracts, in the form of tinctures, infusions, salves, creams and pills.

WILL I GET ANY SIDE-EFFECTS?

Herbs do not work in this way since they are working in harmony with your own body redressing any imbalances.

ARE ONLY HERBS USED IN PRESCRIPTIONS?

Yes, apart from certain totally safe minerals used in Chinese prescriptions or minerals and oils in ointments/lotions.

DOES HERBAL MEDICINE WORK?

Medical herbalists are always looking to address the underlying causes of your disease. Herbal medicine can be particularly effective for long-term, chronic conditions..

HOW MANY HERBS ARE USED IN A PRESCRIPTION?

Occasionally only a single herb is used but generally a mixture is made up of anything up to ten working in tandem. The prescription is designed to achieve an overall balance in the body.

HOW LONG WILL I NEED TO CONTINUE TREATMENT?

This varies from person to person and does depend on the condition and age of the individual I am treating. A rough guide, however, is one month’s treatment for each year you have had a particular medical problem.
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