Western and Chinese Herbalism
In Herbal Medicine plants are prepared holistically to make medicines that are then used to treat and prevent disease. Treatment with herbs is also supported by advice on nutrition and lifestyle. Herbal Medicine aims to rebalance the whole person by re-directing the body’s own healing energy, rather than simply treating symptoms. Herbs can also be used to support a particular organ or body function.
Herbal Medicine has been used since ancient times to treat illness and is still the main method of medical treatment for up to 80% of the world’s population. Chinese Herbal Medicine is founded on an ancient system based on elements of nature to harmonise the body and remove toxins and blockages. Herbal preparations aim to strengthen weak areas by stimulating the body’s own vital energy known as Qi (pronounced Chee).
When used by an experienced and qualified practitioner herbal medicine is a safe and effective means of treating a wide range of illnesses and promoting better health and well-being. Among these are conditions such as:
- Immune system deficiencies , allergies and recurrent infections
- Nutritional and digestive problems
- Skin conditions
- Hormonal imbalances
- Respiratory complaints
- Circulatory problems
- Stress related conditions and emotional issues
- Musculoskeletal and joint problems