Herbal Therapy

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine known to man and used extensively around the world. It is also known as Botanical Medicine or Phytotherapy.

It is the use of plant remedies in the treatment of disease and one of the most popular complementary therapies in the UK today.

Many modern pharmaceutical drugs are based on herbs. In Herbal Therapy we combine both modern scientific research and traditional herbal therapy for optimum results.

Many herbs have medicinal properties and can also assist in maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

What to expect

Medical Herbalists are trained in orthodox diagnostic skills.

During the consultation a full case history is taken and any necessary physical examination will be made.

Your initial consultation will take approximately 50 minutes.

Normally a follow up appointment will be made 2 to 6 weeks after the initial consultation and usually takes 30 minutes.

We may also advise on diet and lifestyle if necessary and can treat people of all ages.

If you are already taking medication or other treatment we always take this into consideration.

It is important that you do not stop taking any current orthodox prescribed medicines without consulting your GP.

What will be prescribed?

Your prescription will be prepared after the consultation and may be in the form of tinctures (alcohol based herbal extractions), herbal teas, creams or lotions.

Prescriptions are made up within 1 to 2 days and either left at The Greenwich Natural Health Centre for collection or posted to you at home, whichever is more convenient.

All remedies are free from animal products and, wherever possible, from organic sources.

How many consultations will I need?

The number of consultations and frequency will depend on the nature of your condition and progress.

It is difficult to predict accurately how long treatment will take as individual responses can vary.

The longer you have been unwell the longer it is likely to take to restore better health.

Most people feel positive changes within the first weeks of treatment followed by more gradual improvement over time.
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Practitioner profile & prices:

Rieko Oshima Barclay

Rieko Oshima-Barclay