I am a fully qualified Medical Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH). My practice, Brookfield Herbal, is based on the edge of the Peak District in the market town of Leek on the Staffordshire Moorlands, close to the borders with Derbyshire and Cheshire.
The individualised and person-centred approach of herbal medicine means it is suitable for everyone: from young to old; from pre-conception to palliative care; for acute and chronic conditions whether physical, emotional or mental.
Herbal medicine can support the management of a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including: digestive problems; circulatory conditions including high blood pressure and cholesterol; respiratory problems such as hayfever and asthma; skin conditions; Musculoskeletal disorders e.g. arthritis; Nervous system disorders including stress and anxiety; women's health; men's health; children's health; convalescence Herbal medicines can be used alongside prescription and over-the-counter medication, as well as other therapies: medical herbalists are trained to prescribe safely by considering your specific circumstances, including any orthodox drugs you are taking and any potential herb-drug interactions, and prescribing accordingly. As health professionals, medical herbalists have an excellent safety record. Brookfield herbal has a strong ecological and environmental ethos: the majority of herbs dispensed are organic or wild-crafted in origin; any paper used is either recycled or from sustainable sources; and where possible the use of plastics especially those which are non-biodegradable is avoided.