My Herbal Clinic, near Oakham
If you are looking for help choosing the right herbal treatment, you are in the right place. I provide a herbal clinic and personalised herbal preparations from my herbal dispensary at the Holistic Health Centre, Cottesmore, Oakham. I practice Western herbal medicine and functional nutritional therapy, but I am also trained in traditional Chinese medicine. So, I can offer acupuncture alongside herbs and supplements.
What are herbal medicines?
Traditional medicine, such as herbal medicine treatment, is a form of complementary medicine. This ancient natural treatment remains popular today because it offers an appealing approach to healing. Plant-based herbal medicine can help to improve your feeling of well-being. Plus, it builds a stronger, healthier and more resilient body and mind. Herbal treatment is gentle and nurturing, providing lasting solutions for challenging and complex health issues.
Some might say that alternative medicines such as medicinal plants are too gentle to have any effect. Yet, many herbal remedies have been subject to systematic review and meta-analysis with proven results.
What happens during the herbal appointment?
Consulting a medical herbalist is quite different to a visit to your doctor. Perhaps the biggest difference is in the amount of consultation time. The herbalist in a herbal clinic will spend a lot of time talking with a patient about their health concerns. This is really important because it helps the practitioner see the big picture of your health. It helps us to identify what might have triggered the problems in the first place. These underlying issues can prevent you from becoming well again.
So, at the herbal clinic, the initial consultation will usually last between 60-90 minutes. During this time we will create a programme of health improvement for you. Understanding the cause of the symptoms is usually the key to getting well again.
The plan we create for you will help you to establish new dietary and lifestyle habits along with your bespoke medicine to get you back on track.
Medical herbalists understand which herbal medicines can be used alongside other medications you may be taking.
Follow-up appointments can be in-person at the herbal clinic, or sometimes over the telephone or online. The follow-ups usually last 30-45 minutes.
A 30-45 minutes herbal consultation allows plenty of time to assess progress on the plan and perhaps make some changes to your herbal medication to improve the outcome. Sometimes I might suggest adjunct therapy to make sure that you see the results you want.
Herbal remedies and supplements
After your consultation, your bespoke prescription can be produced while you wait at the clinic. So you can start taking it straight away. The medicine will usually be in the form of tinctures or dried herb that you can make into tea.
Other forms of herbal medicine we stock at the clinic, include creams, gels, ointments, tablets, capsules and oils.
As a medical herbalist, I am trained to know which herbs may safely be used alongside medication from your doctor.
Where can I find the herbal clinic?
The Holistic Health Centre is located on Main Street in Cottesmore, about four miles from Oakham centre. You will find us between the post office and the church, with free roadside parking usually available directly outside. The herbal clinic is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.
How do I contact you?
The best way to contact me is to use the contact form.
Where is the Holistic Health Centre?
We are set back from the main street, between the Post Office and the Church.
What areas do you support?
From my herbal clinic, I am able to support local people from Oakham, Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Uppingham and Grantham with herbal medicine healthcare.
How do I schedule an appointment?
It is best to book a hello call initially so that we can discuss your health concerns. If you have questions not answered here please get in touch using my contact form.
What if I have a question?
If you would just like to have a chat about your health concerns, I offer a free, no-obligation discovery call.
What are Online Herbal Medicine Consultations?
Online consultations are available by zoom or similar software such as Whatsapp. All online consultations are initially booked as zoom appointments, but we can usually use another software that you are more comfortable with by arrangement.
Where can I collect my bespoke Herbal Prescription?
If your consultation is held in person at the herbal clinic, we have an on-site herbal dispensary, and your bespoke herbal prescription can be dispensed while you wait.
What are your treatments?
As an experienced medical herbalist, I offer personalised herbal prescriptions and nutritional medicine using a functional medicine approach. Patients often consult me for natural solutions for chronic health issues, especially digestive system problems.
What are the symptoms of chronic ill health?
Apart from improving gut health, I often see patients struggling with conditions such as fibromyalgia, migraine, skin conditions, fatigue, anxiety, autoimmunity and arthritis.
What are your patients’ concerns?
My patients tell me that they want to find natural ways to improve their health. Many of them say they would prefer to avoid the need for pharmaceutical medications if possible.