ABOUT HERBAL MEDICINE
Herbal medicine has been used throughout the history of man all over the world, with many of the plants we use today having stemmed from traditional knowledge. Whilst many herbalists still draw on traditional knowledge, we now also have a thorough understanding of how different body systems function and are affected by illnesses. There is a growing area of research dedicated to the chemicals that comprise plants and how we can harness their power, both as food and as herbal remedies.
One of the many wonderful things about herbal medicine is that your therapist will take a holistic approach, working with the individual person, rather than focusing solely on symptoms. Recommendations on diet are often made alongside the provision of herbal preparations. These come in different forms such as infusions (like tea), tinctures (alcohol based preparations that extract the desired properties from the plants), powders, tablets, and creams.
Herbal medicine can aid in the management of a variety of conditions including:
- joint and muscular complaints
- heart and circulatory issues
- respiratory problems
- skin conditions
- digestive and urinary tract problems
- hormonal imbalances
- immune-related issues
- sleep disturbances
- mild mood disorders
Book a free 10-minute telephone consultation to see if herbal medicine is right for you.
Sonya graduated from the University of Westminster with a first class honours degree in Herbal Medicine. She has 10 years experience working within the NHS and private health care, both in the UK and abroad as a Physiotherapist.
Sonya has always enjoyed working with people to improve their health and wellbeing but felt that she wanted to provide more support than Physiotherapy alone allowed her. After working and traveling abroad, Sonya found herbal medicine through her own personal journey of health discovery.
Combining her experiences of working within mainstream and complementary health care ensures the provision of a high standard of care. She firmly believes in providing not just the physical support herbal medicine offers but giving her clients the tools to create and maintain positive changes in their lives.
Sonya is a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.
Sonya has a special interest in women's health, paediatrics and autoimmune conditions. She is also a visiting lecturer on herbal medicine courses at The University of Westminster and Betonica.
Sonya is available for face to face consultations in Surrey and London with follow ups via Skype.
Lily graduated from the University of Westminster with a first class honours degree in Herbal Medicine in 2019. She also has a diploma in Nutritional Health Science and a degree in Experimental Psychology. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, established in 1864 to ensure the efficacy and safe use of herbal medicine.
Lily's study of the mind, nutrition and herbs has provided her with a holistic tool kit to help support the whole body rather than just focus on symptoms. She sees the importance of good mental health, and the people's own motivation to help themselves as a cornerstone to wellbeing. The foundation of a well-balanced and nutritious diet provides the body with the fuel to look after itself, whilst herbal medicines are a powerful way to help guide the body back to a natural state of balance when illnesses arise.
Lily is passionate about educating people and providing them with the knowledge to provide sustainable solutions, empowering them to take back control of their health and wellbeing. Her main areas of interest include women’s health and stress management.
Lily is available for appointments in Bristol.