Our Medical Herbalists
Skilled Experienced Holistically Focused
Herbal Medicine and Natural Remedies
Consultant Medical Herbalists have exemplary medical knowledge and a thorough understanding of conventional medicine. They also have a deep understanding of naturopathic principles, a sound foundation of nutritional medicine and thorough knowledge in the blending and prescribing of bespoke herbal medicines.
It takes a minimum of four years training to degree standard to qualify as a Medical Herbalist. Subjects studied include the conventional medical sciences as well as nutrition, therapeutics and botanical pharmacology. It is also a requirement to undertake 500 practical clinical training hours before being invited to take the final qualifying written and clinical exams.
Once qualified the next step is to apply for membership of a professional body who will oversee Continuing Professional Development, Code of Practice, Ethics and Indemnity Insurance. Membership of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists is considered to be the gold standard of herbal practice within the UK.
The Medical Herbalists consulting within Health Food and More are all experienced Members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and adhere strictly to the requirements of their professional body.
Medical Herbalists, because of their thorough training and professional regulation, have an excellent safety record within the UK. They are trained to diagnose, to take into consideration concurrent medical problems and any conventional medicines being used so that they can safely prescribe. The UK Government is currently progressing Statutory Regulation of herbal medicine practitioners. This will increase awareness of and access to herbal medicine via both GP referral and private health care insurance cover.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION…
Visit the website for the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)