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Practitioner: Stuart McLean
What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal Medicine is the use of plant remedies in the treatment of illness and disease. It represents the oldest form of medicine known to man.
Medical Herbalists receive training in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox practitioners. They are trained at degree level covering subjects such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology and medicine, viewing health and illness in the same context.
However their approach to the treatment of ill health differs in that it is much more holistic, recognising the importance of looking at all the patient's circumstances as opposed to individual symptoms.
Modern herbalists combine the knowledge and wisdom gained from centuries of use of plant remedies with valuable information gained from modern scientific research to provide a therapy which is both safe and effective. An herbalist will seek to identify the underlying cause or causes of a problem, therefore addressing it at its most fundamental level. This can be achieved by physical examination, laboratory examination of a blood sample and nutritional assessment
Other tests available:
A range of blood tests include:
Food intollerance/allergy tests
Cholesterol & Homocystein
Most medicines are dispensed as liquid alcohol tinctures. Some dried herbs may be used as well as creams, juices, syrups and tablets. Each prescription is made to suit the individual.
We recycle - please return your empty glass bottles. These may be reused which is both environmentally friendly and keeps costs down.