Herbal Medicine

in Hexham

At the Bodywork Centre Hexham we offer Western Herbal Medicine, find out more about our Herbal Medicine

Overview of a herbal medicine

A herbalist uses medicines made from plants, many of these are native and have a very long history of use. For many health issues a carefully blended herbal remedy (usually containing 4 or 5 herbs specific to your needs) can support a process of healing. The assumption is that the body is able to restore balance when it is given the correct support. Nutritional advice will also be given to support the healing process with any suggestions being manageable and realistic. A herbalist will usually prescribe a liquid medicine to be taken internally as well as creams, ointments and other preparations as appropriate. Many conditions respond to herbal medicine including minor seasonal ailments as well as much more chronic health issues.

Benefits of a herbal medicine

  • Time proven – herbal medicine has been with us for millennia

  • Natural, non-toxic when taken as prescribed by a qualified herbalist – our bodies comfortably metabolise plants and plant extracts

  • Holistic – treats the whole person; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual

  • Safe and gentle – but at the same time powerful and effective

  • Uses natural plant extracts – innate synergy and balance

  • Multidisciplinary – combines study of western medicine, anatomy, physiology, pathology, herbalism, phyto-chemistry, nutrition, traditional medicines….

  • Uniquely tailored to each patient – diagnostic approach based on specific individual constitution

  • Not big business – you can’t patent herbs or traditional knowledge!
    – But many synthetic drugs are based on altered herb-extracts
    – However this loses the natural balance – dose sensitivity / side-effects increase

  • Alive, widespread, and vibrant
    – The majority of the world’s population still relies on herbal medicine as its primary form of treatment
    – Every known culture that has existed on this planet has used herbal medicine

What To expect

A herbalist uses medicines made from plants, many of these are native and have a very long history of use. For many health issues a carefully blended herbal remedy (usually containing 4 or 5 herbs specific to your needs) can support a process of healing. The assumption is that the body is able to restore balance when it is given the correct support. Nutritional advice will also be given to support the healing process with any suggestions being manageable and realistic. A herbalist will usually prescribe a liquid medicine to be taken internally as well as creams, ointments and other preparations as appropriate. Many conditions respond to herbal medicine including minor seasonal ailments as well as much more chronic health issues.

Our therapists

Ross Menzies - Herbalist

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The Bodywork Centre, 4, Eastgate, Hexham NE46 1BH
Tel: (01434) 601577

Email: info@bodyworkcentre.co.uk

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