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665871
Stubbington Natural
Health Clinic
Clinic Opening Hours: From 8.00 am to 7.00 pm Monday to Friday and 8.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturdays.

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Welcome to Stubbington Natural Health Clinic, from the Director, Caroline Herbert





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Medical Herbalist



What is herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine -- also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine -- refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside of conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control along with advances in clinical research show the value of herbal medicine in the treating and preventing disease.

What is the history of herbal medicine?

Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3,000 BC. Indigenous cultures (such as African and Native American) used herbs in their healing rituals, while others developed traditional medical systems (such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine) in which herbal therapies were used. Researchers found that people in different parts of the world tended to use the same or similar plants for the same purposes.

In the early 19th century, when chemical analysis first became available, scientists began to extract and modify the active ingredients from plants. Later, chemists began making their own version of plant compounds and, over time, the use of herbal medicines declined in favor of drugs. Almost one fourth of pharmaceutical drugs are derived from botanicals.

Recently, the World Health Organization estimated that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care. In Germany, about 600 - 700 plant based medicines are available and are prescribed by some 70% of German physicians.

How do herbs work?

In many cases, scientists are not sure what specific ingredient in a particular herb works to treat a condition or illness. Whole herbs contain many ingredients, and they may work together to produce a beneficial effect. Many factors determine how effective an herb will be. For example, the type of environment (climate, bugs, soil quality) in which a plant grew will affect it, as will how and when it was harvested and processed.

What is herbal medicine good for?

Herbal medicine is used to treat many conditions, such as asthma, eczema, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine, menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and cancer, among others. Herbal supplements are best taken under the guidance of a trained health care provider. For example, one study found that 90% of arthritic patients use alternative therapies, such as herbal medicine. Be sure to consult with a qualified herbalist before taking any herbs.

The practitioners offering this treatment:


Hannah Scott

Wendy Budd



TREATMENTS
Acupuncture
Alexander Technique
Aromatherapy
Flower Treatment
Counselling
Cranial Osteopathy
Fracture Risk Assessment
Gait Analysis
Herbal Medicine
Homeopathy
Hopi Ear Candling
Hot Stone Massage
Hypno Gastric Band
Hypnotherapy
Indian Head Massage
Kinesiology Taping
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Naturopathy
Nutritional Therapy
Osteopathy
Physiotherapy
Pilates
Podiatry / Foot Health
Pregnancy Massage
Psychotherapy
Reflexology
Reiki
Remedial Massage
Shiatsu
Sports Massage
Ultrasound Therapy


Please do not e-mail requests for appointments or cancellations - we can only take these requests over the phone.
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Stubbington Natural Health Clinic near Fareham