What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine is the use of herbs from various parts of the world for the purpose of bringing about healing in the patient. Dolly uses her modern medical training and skills in her practice to select the most effective herbs for her patients. Her extensive training in Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India, is used to inform her current approach, that of up to date science.
What does a consultation involve?
The background of the patient’s condition is assessed through a thorough case history, taking account of current medication, family history, personal health history and lifestyle choices.
The patients vitality and constitution is assessed to further inform the choice of herbs in the prescription. For this reason, prescriptions may vary substantially between individual patients presenting with apparently similar conditions. These herbs may be prescribed in a variety of forms, most commonly a tincture or tea. Herbal treatment is commonly backed up by appropriate advice on lifestyle, particularly nutrition.
Conditions that respond well to Herbal Treatment
Herbal Treatment is suitable for all age groups, from infancy to old age and can treat most conditions that you might consult your doctor about. Conditions that respond well to herbal treatment are:Stress, anxiety and depression
Insomnia, fatigue and headaches
Digestive disorders and food sensitivities, including IBS-type problems
Skin complaints, eg, acne, eczema, psoriasis
Gynaecological disorders and menstrual problems
Hormonal problems including menopausal complaints: an effective alternative to HRT
Fertility issues, poor libido, sexual and gynaecological disorders Cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure, varicose veins and poor circulation
Arthritis and inflammatory conditions
Allergic responses like asthma and hayfever
Recurrent colds and infections, post-viral conditions, feeling "run-down"
Dolly is a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP). For further information on herbal medicine and how it can help you please CLICK HERE
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'Dolly has helped me get a grip on some really troublesome health problems. Starting with taking a full case history, she worked with me to put together tinctures that suit me and adjusted them to the ideal dose.
Before consulting Dolly I found my health was disrupting my work and making me feel truly miserable.
Now I feel like I'm back on track and have finally been lucky enough to become a mum. I couldn't be happier and feel I have real faith in a 'natural' approach to health.' S.C. London
'I'm so thankful for the Herbal Medicine help, advice and care I've received since seeing Dolly. Treating me as a whole and not just the symptoms of one problem.' H.S. London