Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is the treatment of illness using plant -based medicine, backed by modern scientific evidence.

Many people have some understanding of the healing properties of plants; some GPs, pharmacists and health food shop assistants may all offer some level of advice from taking echinecea to boost your immune system to taking turmeric for almost everything!

This sort of over-the-counter advice may be useful for short term ailments such as the common cold but where herbal medicine really comes into its own is for more complex, long standing and difficult conditions, frequently in tandem with conventional medical treatment. Examples of some of the types of conditions that can be treated are:

    • Immune disorders
    • Allergies
    • Energy, stamina and fatigue
    • Emotional health
    • Hormonal health
    • Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth
    • Digestive problems
    • Skin conditions
    • Heart and circulatory problems
    • Respiratory difficulties

 

A Qualified Medical Herbalist has a Batchelor of Science degree or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, has studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine and is trained in the same diagnostic skills as a GP. It is compulsory to undertake a minimum of 500 hours supervised clinical training and be able to assess the patient medically as well as holistically.

Victoria Wright PhD

Medical Herbalist
Our medical herbalist, Victoria, has a rigorous and scientific approach to helping people understand their own health issues thanks to 10 years experience working as a research scientist. This is uniquely combined with compassion and mindfulness following 15 years of meditation training. After completing six years of extensive training to be a Medical Herbalist, Victoria was delighted to be invited to join the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.”I am passionate about continued learning so regularly attend further training opportunities and keep up to date with the latest scientific research.I have special interests in:

    • Stress related health issues
    • Women’s health concerns
    • Men’s health
    • Managing chronic illness
Treatment costs

Initial consultation £55.

Follow up appointments £45.

An initial consultation would give you time and space to explore your health concerns in a relaxed setting. Victoria would enable you to develop the confidence to take responsibility for managing your own healthcare as well as providing a tailor-made healthcare plan that includes personally combined herbal medicines. We provide on-going care through follow-up consultations and regular reviews of your treatment.

More information about what a consultation entails can be found here:
www.thelivingherb.com

I am a 40 year woman and just over 2 years ago I started getting recurrent episodes of severe pain which didn’t respond to normal painkillers. Eventually my GP diagnosed interstitial cystitis, but when I asked her how to manage and prevent attacks, I was told to “use the internet and do some research”. I work in the healthcare industry on drug trials so I was able to review all levels of information available (layperson and medical publications) on the condition, all of which implied that this was a long term chronic situation, the causes of which were not well understood by the medical profession. When the attacks came, they severely limited my enjoyment of life. I was very lucky to have a consultation with Victoria. The medicine she prescribed tasted suspiciously like trees but having had several months of attacks that lasted for over a week, I was willing to give it a try. Within 24 hours my symptoms were lessened and by day 2 they were gone. Now I manage the condition primarily through diet, so attacks are much rarer, but if they do come, I know that I can take the tincture and my symptoms will be rapidly relieved. As someone who works alongside conventional medical practitioners, I personally have seen the benefit using a hybrid approach to this chronic condition, conventional medicine for diagnosis alongside Complementary Medicine for symptom relief. – Nicky S, Wokingham
Call Wantage NTC on 01235 760079 to arrange an appointment with Victoria.

If you would like more information you can contact Victoria direct on:

Mob: 07722 328 307
Email: Livingherb@gmail.com
Website: www.thelivingherb.com