About Herbal Medicine
Herbal Medicine is an ancient and traditional form of holistic healthcare which has its roots at the very beginning of human history. Around 80% of the World’s population still rely on herbal medicine as their primary means of healthcare.
Herbal Medicine provides gentle and effective natural healthcare suitable for all ages, from pre-conception and birth to elderliness and palliative care.
Why see a herbalist?
Ruth is a firm believer and facilitator through her teachings in empowering people with knowledge to be able to effectively self treat with herbs at home. However a professional herbalist studies to a high level science degree to gain an in depth understanding of the medicines used.
A herbalist also understands that human health and the underlying causes of disease are unique to the individual. Therefore it is often safer and more effective to consult a professional herbalist rather than to self-treat with herbs. A consultation is particularly recommended for people with long-term chronic illness. 'Every house should have a herbalist and every village, a Medical Herbalist'
What can Herbal Medicine Treat?
Herbal medicines can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, from the acute or chronic, simple or serious, and of mind, body and spirit.
With care it can also be used safely along side orthodox medications and treatments.
A consultation often takes 1-2 hours and involves talking about the presenting complaints, going through a detailed case history, in which Ruth asks a variety of questions in a holistic exploration of the individual case.
Blood pressure, pulse and tongue diagnosis are some physical examinations used to gain diagnostic information and occasionally others when indicated.
In view of the information and clinical signs revealed Ruth can evaluate the systemic health of the patient, in addition Ruth will give dietary and nutritional recommendations where needed. To read more about the consultations, the information and analysis in case taking by a herbalist and for prices. Head over and read more about How it works