What is a herbalist?
A herbalist; also called a medical herbalist or herbal medicine practitioner is specifically trained in the field of herbal medicine
and uses medicinal plants in therapeutic doses to improve health, promote wellbeing and prevent and treat illness.
What happens in a consult?
In a consult a herbalist will talk to the clients and writes down necessary medical history (including family history) as well as
check signs and symptoms of all body systems.
This is followed up by a diagnostic check of one or all of the following:
- Tongue Analysis
- Pulse Analysis
- Blood Pressure
The above diagnostics support your practitioner in knowing that they are on the correct path for your treatment.
Common Conditions which herbal medicine supports includes:
- Immune support – coughs, colds and flus
- Mental Health – anxiety, stress, depression adrenal fatigue
- Skin Complaints – eczema, contact dermatitis, acne, psoriasis
- Respiratory complaints – asthma, whopping cough
- Reproductive health – Fertility, PCOS, endometriosis, erectile dysfunction
- Musculoskeletal health – arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic pain
- Hepatobiliary concerns – detoxification, fatty liver, kidney stones
- Childhood development- prenatal and natal health, support of children with ASD and Aspergers
- Cardiovascular and Endocrine Support
How does a herbalist treat clients?
Through the use of medical graded organic herbs in the form of:
- Herbal Tinctures: Organic herbs are tinctured in an ethanol base where the herbs active constituents are absorbed into the ethanol and are made readily available for our body to absorb orally. I purchase individual herbal tinctures and create a personalised blend, individual to each clients based on their signs, symptoms and needs.
- Dried Herbs: Organic Dried herbs grown, harvested and manufactured in Maldon Victoria, they are the highest grade available in Australia. I blend these herbs to create personalised tea blends and foot soak treatments.
How long does a treatment last?
This is dependent on how long you have been dealing with your condition for. As a general rule of thumb for every year that you have had a condition, it will take 1 month for herbs to begin to break through that barrier.