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Friday, 7 September 2012

Why Visit a Herbalist

Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years. Medical Herbalists are trained to combine the benefits of this traditional use with information emerging from modern scientific research.

Qualified Medical Herbalists are able to devote time to considering your overall health and root cause of the symptoms you are experiencing.

They are highly trained in selecting a carefully balanced combination of herbs to address an individual’s symptoms, and to tie this in with the whole of your medical history.

The selection of herbs for your prescription will be based on the use of the herbs over many years, along with additional information gained from any more recent research.

This will include the selection of the most appropriate form of the herbs. For example, some effects are better achieved with a tea, others with a medicine.

Medical Herbalists have access to high quality plant medicines and preparations.

The medicines and preparations prescribed by a Medical Herbalist are made using the whole plant rather than isolated and processed constituents. This method of prescribing has been used for many years, as herbalists believe it improves tolerability and safety.

Medical Herbalists are trained to recognize when it is necessary or beneficial to refer a patient to their GP, or another healthcare practitioner.

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