Western Herbal Medicine
Medical Herbalism uses pure natural plant remedies to promote health and wellbeing
Western Herbal Medicine takes into consideration a whole person, not just the current symptoms of a singular issue. A person may seek out the support of a Medical Herbalist for many reasons from the physical through to mental and emotional, for short-term and longer-term issues. Herbs may also assist in the complementary treatment of pre-existing conditions alongside a patient's doctors and/or therapists’ care*. Herbal medicine is considered suitable for a variety of ages too.
By looking at a patient’s past medical history and present health and wellness, then building a picture of that patient as an entire being, a medical herbalist can begin treating a patient's presenting health issues from the roots up. As a complementary form of medicine, the western herbal approach to treating patients can be used in an integrative way alongside orthodox treatment or 'allopathic' medicine prescribed by a patient's doctor.
Herbal Medicine can also complement other therapeutic approaches that are more physically or emotionally centred, such as chiropractic, osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, massage therapy, talking therapies, reiki, and others. Herbal Medicines work both to treat a patient’s symptoms and to support their body's overall individual optimal health and well-being.
If you are interested in booking an Herbal appointment with Jasmin, please phone Southcote reception on 01622 661883.
Initial Consultations 1-hour: The first appointment is an in-depth consultation and gives an opportunity for Jasmin to ask you important questions about your health and wellness and to carry out any necessary non-invasive physical examinations. *
Initial Consultation Fee: £60
30-minute Follow-ups: Vary in number depending on a patient’s individual progress. They may for example start as two or four weeks apart and then go to two or three months apart.
Follow-up Fee: £30
Herbal Medicine Fees: Vary depending on preparation, for full pricing please see Jasmin’s website for more information: www.jasminfern.co.uk/herbal-medicine
*If you are receiving treatment for a diagnosed condition(s) or are experiencing concerning new symptoms, it may be important to speak with your doctor(s), clinician(s) or current therapy practitioner(s) before adding new treatments to your regime, just to check that there are no areas where it may be counterproductive or contraindicated. Jasmin can discuss this with you during your appointment when you go through your case history and where needed she may recommend that you go back to your GP or suggest a referral to a different specialist if appropriate.