Herbal Medicine Consultation

Herbal Medicine

“If you give the body the right tools and nutrition then it will heal itself.”

What The Clinic Offers

We offer 1-2-1 herbal consultations with a fully qualified medical herbalist. At the consultation we will discuss your health in detail, including your present condition and presenting symptoms, your own past medical history and your family medical history, and any conventional drugs, past and present, and supplements you are taking. Your life-style, stress and emotions are taken into account. You current diet is reviewed. This enables the herbalist to get a complete holistic view of your present situation and to assess how any of these things may be impacting on your current state of health. Because herbal medicine takes a holistic approach, it allows the herbalist to know more about you as an individual.

In developing a treatment plan, it allows the herbalist to choose herbs and natural healing protocols that treat the person as a whole and not just the presenting symptoms. This consultation may last from 60 to 90 minutes. At the end of the consultation, depending on the issues that arise, certain recommendation may be made regarding diet, lifestyle, etc. Individual herbal remedies maybe made up unique to your circumstances.

If you have a current health issue, it is recommeded that you undertake a treatment plan for a minimumn of 3 months in order to have effective lasting results with monthly reviews during this period to assess your progress.

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 NEW  Online Herbal Consultation Form

If for some reason, you are unable to attend  our Clinic then the Online Herbal Consultation Form is designed for your convenience. By filling in this form you are providing the  Herbalist with up to date accurate information about your current symptoms, gerneral health, diet, current medications, any current or past medical conditions, lifestyle,etc. Find out more about this HERE

Benefits of consulting a qualified medical herbalist:

• In depth knowledge of herbs and plant medicines
• Diagnostic and clinical expertise
• High quality herbs and herbal preparations from reputable suppliers
• Safe prescribing of herbs and knowledge of contraindications and drug interactions
• Ability to assess your individual needs by looking at your whole health profile
• Access to effective herbal remedies unavailable to the general public

“One of the key skills of a medical herbalist is to be able to identify and select which key herbs are best suited to a clients particular condition and to then blend them into an herbal remedy which is specific just for that individual person”

What Is A Medical Herbalist?

The qualified medical herbalist is someone that has trained in a professional school or institution for 4 years and has been awarded with a degree or Licentiate that shows that they are competent to practice as a Medical Herbalist. In addition they will also have complete 600 hours of clinical training; clinical training is by far the most important component of any professional training in medicine or natural healing. It allows the herbalist to experience the reality of working in a clinic and dispensing herbal medicines. In the course of study they will have covered many topics including diet, nutrition, pathology, materia medica, human sciences, mind-body paradigm, natural therapeutics, plant chemistry, herb classifications, anatomy & physiology and much more.

Some Of The Conditions That Herbal Medicine Can Help With

Herbs can be used to treat a wide range of disorders, including:
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  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Depression,Restore balance to the body, mind and emotions
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormonal imbalances, and help with complaints such as period pain, irregular periods, PMS, menopausal symptoms such as premenstrual tension
  • Insomnia and Stress
  • Increase immunity and help coughs, colds, flu and asthma
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Infections
  • Nausea
  • Improve digestion and elimination
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Skin problems, such as eczema
  • … and many more health issues.

About Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine has its origins in ancient cultures including those of the Egyptians, American Indians and Chinese. It involves the medicinal use of plants to treat disease and enhance general health and wellbeing. Some herbs have potent ingredients and should be treated with the same care and respect as pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, many pharmaceutical drugs are based on the synthesised versions of naturally occurring compounds found in plants. For instance, the heart drug digitalis was derived from the herb foxglove. Aspirin was originally derived from the bark of the Willow tree.

herbal-teaIn recent years, interest in herbal medicine has skyrocketed, leading to a greater scientific interest in the medicinal use of plants. Many international studies have shown that plants are capable of treating disease and improving health, often without any significant side effects.

What Is A Medical Herbalist?

The qualified medical herbalist is someone that has trained in a professional school or institution for 4 years and has been awarded with a degree or Licentiate that shows that they are competent to practice as a Medical Herbalist. In addition they will also have complete 600 hours of clinical training; clinical training is by far the most important component of any professional training in medicine or natural healing. It allows the herbalist to experience the reality of working in a clinic and dispensing herbal medicines. In the course of study they will have covered many topics including diet, nutrition, pathology, materia medica, human sciences, mind-body paradigm, natural therapeutics, plant chemistry, herb classifications, anatomy & physiology and much more.

 

If you would like more information on the role of the medical herbalist and the consultation process, click on this link “The Role Of The Medical Herbalist”

Individual Herbal Remedies

The herbs chosen & herbal remedies developed for each person are specific and individualised for each person; we are all uniquely different so what works for one person may not work for another. Herbalists work on the premise that we have an innate ability to heal ourselves, that the body is a self-healing organism, and that herbal medicine and diet should be used to support the body’s very own capable defensive and restorative mechanisms, rather than by trying to replace them. A qualified Medical Herbalist uses herbal medicine to renew organ reserve and boost the immune system so vital to the demands of modern life. Sometimes it is only the subtle complex of chemicals found in plants which can heal. Herbal medicine works by restoring body function and stimulating the healing process.

 

Herbs are used for more than the relief of symptoms, and the herbalist always tries to find the underlying health problems, such as the state of the digestion, inflammatory processes going on within the body, stress, lifestyle and diet and so on, can all have a significant impact on the manifestation of symptoms in many conditions. A skilled medical herbalist will seek to identify and redress these by matching what is going on within your body with the appropriate herbs for you. They do this by using their extensive knowledge of the actions and secondary actions of individual herbs and of blending herbal formulas.

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Many herbal remedies can be in tincture, infusion or powder form or maybe the treatment protocol maybe a combination of all three.

The Master Herbalist Tradition

In the clinic we follow the traditions of the Master Herbalist. These traditions are based on the life and works of world renowned Master Herbalist, Dr. John Ray Christopher.Dr. Christopher’s commonsense approach to natural health is based on three vital processes to restore the body to health: Cleanse, Nourish and Heal.

1.Cleanse

Cleansing is the first & most important stage of restoring a healthy body. Cleansing eliminates the unwanted mucous out of the organs which can lead to premature aging, allergies, and contributes to diseases and illness in general.

2.Nourish

Nourishment from living, nutritious foods support the natural body’s function by balancing the system. From balancing the pH of an acidic body to restoring the natural glow of the largest organ of the body — the skin.

3.Heal

Healing occurs naturally, sometimes quickly & sometimes slowly as the body continues to eliminate impurities and strengthen through proper nourishment. One of the signs of healing comes with periodic aches & pains in the areas where the cleaning action is most acute. This is often described as a healing crisis. Patience is required as the body cycles through these three phases.

For Herbal Consultation phone the clinic on 085-215 7479 or email at mike@themasterherbalist.ie

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