“Herbal Medicine is the therapeutic use of plant preparations to prevent disease, enhance health and alleviate suffering.” – New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists.
What Does A Herbal Medicine Practitioner Do?
My role as a medical herbalist is to identify and remove the obstacles impeding health. I use herbs to provide support to your body as it regenerates and self heals.
As a medical herbalist, I am formally trained in the prescribing and dispensing of therapeutic plant medicine.
I can prescribe herbs for internal use like dried tea blends, powders or herbal liquid extracts. Herbal creams and balms for external use are another treatment option.
In herbal medicine, there is concern about using endangered species and sustainability of the environment.
To ensure this, I use herbs sourced from reputable suppliers who align with sustainable practices.
Herbs that are grown using organic and spray free methods are important to me. I only want the best quality product for you.
Many New Zealand native plants have medicinal properties. Wherever possible, I use these instead of herbs sourced overseas.
I always check for allergies and potential medication interactions when preparing your unique herbal formula.
I also consider if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or trying to conceive. Some herbs are safe, while others are best avoided.
You can be assured that when herbal medicine is given and taken correctly, it is a safe treatment option.
What Are The Benefits of Herbal Medicine?
Medicinal plants when used safely can offer many health benefits. Herbs are powerful, this cannot be underestimated.
Herbal medicine may help with digestive support, restorative sleep, enhanced immunity, improved cognition and more.
Further, they also contain nutrients like minerals and vitamins which aid in improving your overall wellbeing.
I use different herbs to target different health concerns. For example, echinacea for immunity or chamomile for calming the nervous system, and withania for adrenal support.
Book An Appointment
I offer both comprehensive consultations (90 minutes initial consultation) and acute consultations (20 minutes, includes herbal formula) for herbal medicine.
I also offer a free 15 minute discovery call. This is where we can get to know one another, and you can ask any questions.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to use my contact form here.