Western Herbal Medicine

Western herbal medicine is the practice of herbal medicine from Europe and North America. It is also known as Phytotherapy and Medical herbalism. Some of the practices and philosophies date back to ancient Greece, with influences from Hippocrates and Galen. Its refinement happened in America, in the 18th century, with the Eclectics and Physiomedicalists. Dr John Christopher brought the discipline into the 20th century with his teachings at The School of Natural Healing in Springville, Utah, USA.

Western herbal medicines are prescribed according to their category or action. When given in the form of teas, powder, tincture or cream etc., they will support the specific organ, tissue or body system to repair and function properly. Examples herbal actions are: Bitter herbs like dandelion promote digestion by stimulating bile secretions. Circulatory stimulant herbs like cayenne pepper promote blood circulation, which would be helpful with someone who has Raynaud's syndrome (cold hand and feet) for example. Carminative herbs like Peppermint contain volatile oils, which are good in a case of indigestion, by promoting peristalsis and relaxing the stomach.

Herbal medicines have numerous uses and actions. If the issue is acute or chronic, herbal medicines will often have something to offer. Herbs can be taken with prescription drugs; the practitioner is trained on interactions with these.

Therapies practised:
Abdominal Massage
Access Bars
Access Energetic Facelift
Acupressure
Acupuncture
Alexander Technique
Allergy Testing
Amatsu Therapy
Aromatherapy
Ascension
Auricular Acupuncture
Ayurvedic Medicine
Bates Method
Beauty
Bio-resonance
Bio-resonance e-Lybra
BodyTalk
Bowen Technique
Breath Therapy
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chiropractic
Clinical Hypnotherapy & Transpersonal Therapy
Coaching
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Colon Hydrotherapy
Colour Therapy
Cosmetic Acupuncture
Counselling
Cranial Osteopathy
Craniosacral Therapy
Crystal Healing
Cupping Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage
Diamond Light Grid Alignment
Ear Candling
Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotrance
Energy Healing
Face The World Holistic Facial
Fertility Massage
Fitness Instructor
Flower Essences
Functional Medicine
Head Massage
Health Store
Herbal Medicine
Holistic Dentistry
Homeopathy
Hot Stone Massage
Hypnotherapy
Indian Head Massage
Iridology
Journey Practitioner
Kansa Vatki Indian Foot Massage
Kinesiology
Kinetic Shift
Life Coaching
Lightworker
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Magnet Therapy
Massage
Matrix Reimprinting
Matrix Rhythm Therapy
Meditation
MEM - Mace Energy Method
Metamorphic Technique
Metaphysical
Metatronia Therapy
Mindfulness
Multi Disciplinary Clinic
Myofascial Release
Natural Face Lift Massage
Naturopathy
Neurofeedback Treatment
Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Nutritional Therapy
OldPain2Go®
On-Site Massage
Oracle Cards
Osteopathy
Other Therapies
Past Life Regression
Physiokey
Physiotherapy
Pilates
Pregnancy Massage
PSYCH-K®
Psychotherapy
Qi Gong
Quantum Touch
Rapid Pain Elimination Therapy
Reflexology
Reiki
Remote Healing
Remote Treatment
Salt Therapy
ScarWork™
Scenar Therapy
Shamanic Healing
Shiatsu
Skincare
Somatic Movement
Soul Midwife
Soul Plan
Sound Therapy
Spa
Spiritual Healing
Sports Massage
Sports Therapy
Stress Management
Structural Integration
Tai Chi
Tarot for Health
Thai Massage
The Body Code®
The Emotion Code™
Theta Healing
Thought Field Therapy
Touch for Health
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training/Classes
Tui Na
Vo-cal II
Voice-bio
Wellness Coaching
Yoga
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Number of years practising: 1.0
Qualifications/certifications held: Herbal Medicine Diploma, Naturopath Diploma, Advanced Iridology & Ayurvedic Studies Bachelor of Arts