Clinical herbal medicine is rooted in ancient wisdom, but taught within a framework of modern science. A clinical herbalist is therefore able to assess your condition holistically, and prescribe herbs based on your unique presentation.
Because of the longer appointment times (1-1.5 hours), a clinical herbalist is able to address your health needs in more detail than is possible in the current mainstream health system. This means that clinical herbal medicine can wonderful for:
- Getting to the root cause of long-standing health issues
- Managing symptoms of chronic health issues
- Maintaining a level of health (preventative healthcare)
- Looking at the link between your emotions and your symptoms
People often ask what kind of conditions you can come to a herbalist for, and the answer is anything. Chronic or acute, emotional, spiritual or physical.
Your herbalist will often work as part of a healthcare team, whilst you continue to see your GP and other health practitioners. Your herbalist can even prepare you for your visit to your GP, ensuring that you have the right questions ready to ask, and help to explain any test results and their implications.
If you would like to address your health in detail with a holistically minded and qualified practitioner, then visiting a clinical herbalist could be right for you.