Herbalism is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. Herbalists are primarily concerned with establishing and eradicating the cause of ill health through holistic treatment of the individual.
Herbalists use whole plant extracts and believe that by using plants in their natural form, many of the side effects associated with modern medicine can be avoided.
Herbal medicine can be used in the management of most ailments referred to a GP, including; arthritis, menopause, skin problems, digestive problems and headaches.
Treatment centres on the patient as well as the disease and factors such as diet, lifestyle and emotional wellbeing are considered along with any physical symptoms.
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