Herbal Medicine in Norwich
Plants are the original medicines and the chemical compounds within them have many medicinal and health-enhancing actions. The botanical extracts used by modern herbalists are safe, pure and work with your body to both relieve and prevent symptoms and restore full health. It is safe to take many herbs alongside conventional medication and Samuel is fully trained in potential herb/drug interactions, in order to offer complementary options.
Modern herbal medicine uses pure plant extracts to treat not only a wide variety of conditions but also the patient as an individual. No two people are the same and neither are their ailments, even if they have been given the same diagnosis. So, a professional medical herbalist will make up a prescription, using natural plant medicines that are unique to you.
Herbal medicine is a key resource for those looking to treat illness and regain vitality using natural means. By working with body and mind (and perhaps soul too), major improvements in health become possible.
Herbal extracts make potent medicines. Though they can help in acute illness, they are most likely to prove helpful in treating chronic health problems. Herbal medicines are best seen as allies - they can help you walk the path back towards good health, but they cannot necessarily walk it for you.
Things such as a sound diet, adequate sleep and rest, exercise, relaxation and a positive attitude are the building blocks that lay the foundations for the return to good health.
Attention to these areas of one’s life is an important part of the herbal approach to health. Herbal medicines can then be used to treat specific concerns or problems such as poor immune function, chronic inflammation, anxiety or digestive weakness.
With appropriate advice and an accurate choice of herbal extracts, this approach can produce rapid results where the person is basically healthy, though gradual, week on week, improvement is more common.
Herbal medicines can then be used to treat specific concerns or problems such as poor immune function, chronic inflammation, anxiety or digestive weakness. Samuel has particular experience and interest in helping couples conceive and in male fertility specifically.
There is considerable research evidence to support the use of herbal medicine as an effective treatment in the following conditions:
- Functional Dyspepsia and indigestion
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Back Pain and Osteoarthritis
- Mild to Moderate Depression
- Acute infections including rhinosinusitis
- The common cold and Influenza types A & B
You might like to consider some reasons to consult a herbalist:
1.) Because you have a preference for natural medicines
For some people herbs fit their beliefs and values (about the world in general, and about “medicine” in particular) best and are their first choice
2.) You need a fresh perspective and to feel “listened to”
A herbalist can often provide a new and insightful view of your predicament arising from their understanding of traditional medicine and their holistic approach. They will take time in trying to fully analyse your whole situation.
3.) You’ve seen the research or had a personal recommendation
Many people choose to see a herbalist after coming across studies or stories suggesting the value of particular herbs whilst others are recommended by satisfied clients.
4.) You have heard the “ancient call”…
Somewhere deep within we “know” herbal medicine, we co-evolved with plants and herbal medicine is the default system of medicine for our species. At this crucial time many people are rediscovering and revaluing our original healing tools – the herbs
(Acknowledgement: Peter Conway M.N.I.M.H.)
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Samuel has over 10 years of experience working within both NHS and private settings helping to support pain-relief and improved mobility of thousands of members of the local community. He has a masters-level university degree in osteopathy, is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a registered provider of all UK health insurance companies.
Samuel is a 'hands-on' structural osteopath, and has a particular interest in work-based and sports-related injuries and problems; however, he also has a special interest in paediatric osteopathy and has experience treating babies and children, cranially. In addition to his osteopathic practice, he is a published academic researcher and author, a rehabilitative Pilates instructor, a final-year clinical herbalism student, and entrepreneur. Samuel is also a qualified and experienced sports massage therapist and has worked for rugby teams in London and Norfolk; a highlight of his early career was being selected as the sports massage therapist for the 2012 London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies performing artists.
|Initial Osteopathy Assessment||up to 45 minutes||
Under 25, Full-Time Student or Unemployed £50
|Follow Up Appointment||up to 30 minutes||
Under 25, Full-Time Student or Unemployed £35
|Initial Herbal Medicine Assessment||up to 45 minutes||
Under 25, Full-Time Student or Unemployed £40
|Follow Up Appointment||up to 30 minutes||
Under 25, Full-Time Student or Unemployed £25
Tinctures: £9 per 100ml (with a few exceptions for very expensive herbs such as Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis)).
The standard weekly dose is 100ml, but the vast majority of patients are prescribed 500ml of formula at a time – enough to last roughly 5 weeks. Prescriptions work out costing roughly £1.30 per day.
Tablets: 60 tablets (usually sufficient for at least 1 month) - £12 - £20
Dried herbs: £3 - £12 per 100g
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