This is the use of plants for their medicinal properties and has a long and respected history. The Herbal Clinic uses an holistic approach to understanding the root cause of disease; treating the cause, not the symptoms. We find this fundamental to the core of treatment. This is why the healing regime is unique to each individual.
Twenty patients presenting with arthritis may each receive a different formulation of herbs, tailored to their personal constitution and circumstances. We understand disease at a level beyond the superficial symptoms and strive to find a permanent resolution.
Taking a painkiller or anti-inflammatory drug for migraine or rheumatoid arthritis can be likened to removing a warning light on a car dashboard; the aggravation of the flashing light is relieved but the underlying cause persists, wreaking havoc under the bonnet.
The Herbal Clinic sources organic and sustainable stock wherever possible. Principally we use non-alcoholic based preparations in the form of decoctions and elixirs, which are regularly made fresh in our on-site laboratory.
Maintaining our tradition
The British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA) was founded in 1964 to advance the science and practice of herbal medicine in the United Kingdom.
The European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA) was founded in 1993 when it became clear that with the development of the European Union, the legislative framework under which herbal medicine was practised in the UK and Europe was likely to undergo radical change. The EHTPA is an umbrella body which represents professional associations of herbal / traditional medicine practitioners offering variously western herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurveda and traditional Tibetan medicine.