Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

A Medical Herbalist takes a holistic approach to the systematic enquiry process to consider all areas of the body in order to assess the symptoms presented and recommend suitable therapeutic treatment which involves a Herbal Prescription, complimented with a Dietary Analysis

The importance of choosing a professional registered medical herbalist

A Qualified and Accredited Medical Herbal Practitioner, is required to register with a professional body in accord with the Code of Ethics and Practice of Herbal Medicine and in keeping with Professional Standards Authority and European Herbal & Traditional medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA) & (HMAC, 2014)

A Medical Herbalist is required to take personal and private data from the patient and therefore must be registered with the The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and gain consent in order and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations Act, GDPR (May 2018)

Qualifications and Training

A qualified Medical Herbalist would be required to have a Bsc (Honours) in Herbal Medicine and to have 500 Clinical Training hours, that is approved by the European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA) Accreditation Programme and fulfil Professional Body requirements

Common Symptoms treated with Herbal Medicine

  • Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gastric Reflux (GORD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Influenza Flu/Colds and Cough/Chest Infections/Sinusitis

Consultation Process Involves

  • Initial Consultation: 45-60 minutes approx. which includes:
  • Enquiry of Past Medical History, Family History, Drug History & Social History
  • General Enquiry process of the 5 major systems of the body, e.g. Digestive, Respiratory, Circulatory, Nervous, Musculoskeletal, Urinary, Skin, Gynaecological Systems as well as some aspects of the Immune System plus a Dietary Analysis
  • A clinical examination if required, e.g. BP Pulse e.t.c.

Follow up consultation: 45 mins

Herbal Prescription

  • A bespoke prescription tailored to the patient. This consists of either:
  • A Tincture
  • A Tea mix
  • An External cream/balm

All members of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP) who practice in the UK are allowed to use the EHTPA HerbMark(R) collective mark, (CPP, 2017)

"HerbMark is a kite mark of quality that enables members of the public to choose a herbalist who is fully qualified and fit to practise", (EHTPA, 2019) For more info related please visit: ehtpa.eu/standards/herbmark

Farah is a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (MCPP)

More about the CPP can be found via this link: thecpp.uk/about/

GDPR Registration Number: ZA309278