The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
The oldest professional herbalist association
I am proud to be a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). This organisation, established in 1864, is the leading professional body of herbal medicine practitioners in the UK. As such it promotes the benefits, efficacy and safe use of herbal medicines.
All members of the institute must complete a degree-level accredited course before joining. Once a member, we must abide by a mandatory code of conduct and undertake continuing professional development to keep our knowledge, skills and clinical expertise up to date. You can see my credentials here.
You can identify a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists because membership allows us to use the abbreviation MNIMH or FNIMH after our name.
How to find a Medical Herbalist
When it comes to their health, I find that people too often look for a quick fix. But, over the years I have seen that quick fixes often suppress symptoms rather than heal the body. In contrast, herbs, just like food, work with your body’s natural processes. It is important to look for and address the underlying cause of ill-health rather than only treating symptoms. Above all, herbalists aim to improve the function of the body, promoting health and well-being. Providing the body with nourishing plants and a solution that heals from within.
If you want to find your nearest herbalist, see the information on my herbalist near me page.
Or, you can book a complimentary hello call with me. As well as face-to-face consultations, I offer patients the convenience of online consultations for nutritional and herbal medicine advice.
With a BSc.Hons degree in Western herbal medicine (phytotherpay), a postgraduate diploma in nutritional medicine, and over 20 years in practice I am a fully qualified and experienced herbal practitioner. I regularly attend seminars, webinars and courses so my practise and expertise stays at the highest standard.
As a UK-based therapist, I prefer to choose remedies based mainly on our native plant species. Though sometimes, I will use herbs from other traditions such as Chinese herbal medicine. I provide only the best quality medicinal herbs from my practice dispensary.
I offer herbal consultations with lifestyle and nutritional advice. And I create bespoke herbal formulas to help people resist illness and imbalance, and improve their resilience and wellbeing. Over the years, I have developed a deep understanding of the medicinal properties of plants and herbal treatment.
With a chemistry background, I love delving into the scientific side of my work. Plus, I am passionate about the use of food as medicine.
How to become a medical herbalist
If you are interested in learning to become a medical herbalist, it is a good idea to speak to a professional association. You can contact the National Institute of Medical Herbalists here NIMH. They will be able to provide you with information on current accredited courses.
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