Laura gained a first class honours degree in Herbal Medicine from Lincoln University in 2017, and is registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. She has studied with Dr Sally Moorcroft for three years and is also trained in using functional medicine testing. Her herbal medicine degree included conventional medical diagnosis and clinical skills as well as the use of plant medicine or phytotherapy.
Herbal Medicine is suitable for people of any age, including children, and provides a safe and effective treatment option for many health problems.
What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicines are plant-based medicines made from differing combinations of plant parts e.g. leaves, flowers or roots. Each part can have different medicinal uses and the many types of chemical constituents require different extraction methods.
NIMH members are aware of the importance of medicines being sourced from reputable manufacturers, who maintain consistent quality standards. Traceability (right back to the original batch of herbs) and certificates of authenticity are key ways in which quality is maintained. Sustainability is also of crucial importance.
- What happens during a consultation?
During your first consultation with Laura, she will build up a picture of you and your health by:
- Taking your full case history
- Asking about your family’s medical history
- Discussing your diet and lifestyle
- Finding out about any medication or supplements you use
This allows her to assess the underlying causes of your illness and formulate a mixture of herbs tailored to your individual needs. It may also be necessary to take your blood pressure or arrange for other tests to be done, and Laura can advise on the functional medicine and blood tests we offer at Orchard Barn. Your individual treatment plan dietary changes. Supplements, Herbals Medicine and Medical Tests may be recommended and prices of these are not included in the consultation costs, prices do vary and you will be advised after your consultation. Most herbal medicines are given in the form of a liquid tincture, you may also be prescribed a herbal tea, tablets, ointment, cream or lotion.
This clinic is ideal for simple and straightforward health problems; for children and for acute problems like sore throats, coughs and colds and simple infections.
After the initial consultation, regular follow up consultations may be required to assess your progress and monitor your treatment.
- Initial Consultation (1hour This includes consultation, assessment, treatment plan. Medicines are not included and prices vary.)
- Follow Up Appointment