Herbal Medicine

Further Information

Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of medicine. Herbal treatments get to the root of the problem, treating the cause rather than the effect. Herbal medicine is gentle and effective; it works in harmony with your body. Herbal Medicine can really help you. Herbs are composed of a variety of natural bio-chemical constituents that work in harmony, balancing and complementing each other. Each herb used has known actions and qualities with affinities to one or more body systems or organs. The Medical Herbalist is trained in how best to use these qualities to prepare and prescribe herbal remedies.

Herbal medicines have been used for centuries, and have proved themselves. They work in a gentle and subtle way, and their effects are long lasting. Many of today’s modern drugs are derived from plants. Herbs can be ideal complements to modern medicines.

Treatment

Herbal medicine is tailor made and work on the body and the mind. It has a deep healing effect upon the organ structures and tissues. Herbs are used in many forms to help you feel better. Herbs are prescribed as a fluid medication. Sometimes a herbal tea is recommended. There may be a topical cream if it were a skin condition. We have rheumatic liniments; also inhalations for chest conditions. Relief from the symptoms is possible in a very short time. A tailored prescription is made up to your personal requirements, and there is usually an improvement within weeks from starting treatment. We ask that you follow all our advice for a speedy recovery. We may also suggest the use of other treatments such hydrotherapy, iridology or flower essences where appropriate to your needs.

Prescriptions

I stock a wide variety of western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs at my Staffordshire practice . These are used to get to the core of imbalance, and eliminate symptoms. Imbalance can also be referred to as dis-ease (disease). I can prepare for your requirements various potions and lotions, including: Infusions / Herbal Teas, Nutritional Supplements, Syrups, Powders, Capsules, Herbal Creams, Ointments and Oils. Also some herbs make an excellent relaxing tea, and I can make a dry mix to take away. Prescriptions are generally made at the end of a consultation. For repeat prescriptions I can also post the preparations to you.

Christopher Menzies-Trull. Medical Herbalist, Iridologist & Naturopath.