Herbal medicines are plant-based medicines made from differing combinations of plant parts e.g. leaves, flowers, or roots, and are prepared in a variety of different ways, dependent on how they will be used, whether taken internally or externally.
They may be used for conditions affecting:
Joints and Bone
Heart and Circulation
Nutrition and Nourishment
Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Energy and Stamina
The Immune System
Herbal medicine is suitable of everyone and has been used all over the world in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions. For example, in acute and first aid situations because chronic, degenerative changes do not (generally) need to be overcome, our bodies can respond quickly to herbs. Whereas with long-standing illnesses herbs need to be used for extended periods of time due to the resultant deep-seated physiological changes in the bodys tissues, which are simply not going to respond to treatment overnight.
Because herbal medicines work in a gentle and subtle way, they can take longer to work than orthodox drugs, but their effects are long lasting and there should be no side effects.
What is involved? First there is the initial in-depth consultation to assess the history of the individuals condition together with family & past medical history, and life-style factors. Three or four shorter consultation are usually necessary to assess the clients progress, followed by check-ups every three to six months, depending on the nature of the condition.
With experience in providing herbal first aid at music festivals, and running a herbal clinic has helped to give me a wide range of skills and knowledge that helps to benefit the clients who come to see me.
I am based in Blairgowrie and Kirkmichael. In Blairgowrie I also offer a drop in clinic for minor conditions. £15 for 15 minutes.
|Treatment length 1st consultation up to 1 hour, subsequently half an hour|
Cost £40 first consultation, then £30. Reduced rates for children.