Herbal Medicine

At York Clinic we offer Western Herbal Medicine (also known as Phytotherapy) .

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine. Every early civilisation used plants as their main source of medicine, and most of the world’s population still rely on them today. Around a quarter of all pharmaceutical drugs currently prescribed by doctors were originally derived from plants. However, herbs contain many active ingredients, unlike the single chemical in a drug. Plant medicines are selected to stimulate or strengthen the body’s normal functions, and so help the body heal itself.

Western Herbal Medicine

Western herbal medicine combines a holistic approach with modern scientific knowledge and research. This style of modern herbal medicine is also known as phytotherapy, which has evolved as a result of the recent worldwide growth in scientific information on plant drugs and their effective and safe use. Western herbal recipes usually contain fewer herbs than a Chinese herbal recipe, and the herbs are categorized by medicinal property and function and action. As with Chinese herbal medicine, the herbs are prescribed following an in-depth diagnosis which includes questions about emotional state, lifestyle, diet and any other underlying causes, rather than focusing only on the symptoms or disease.

Western Herbal Medicine is practised at York Clinic by Michaela Scott.

To find out more about Western Herbal Medicine at York Clinic, visit Michaela’s website www.bespokebotanicals.co.uk.

To book an appointment for Western Herbal Medicine email Michaela directly at info@bespokebotanicals.co.uk  or ring 01904 709688.