Herbal and flower essence therapy
It is generally recognized that our ancestors had a wide range of medicinal plants at their disposal, and that they likewise possessed a profound understanding of plants’ healing powers. In fact, up u
ntil the twentieth century, every village and rural community had a wealth of herbal folklore. Tried and tested local plants were picked for a range of common health problems and taken as teas, applied as lotions, or even mixed with lard and rubbed in as an ointment!
The oldest recorded uses of herbs have been in corrective or preventative medicine uses. Perhaps this is because much of the lore of herbs is derived from the herbals – the plant medicine books that are still in use by herbalists today.
Since the dawn of time, and encompassing an interwoven tapestry of cultures from the earliest civilizations, medicinal plants have been crucial in sustaining the health and the wellbeing of mankind. Many plants provided nutritious foods, fuel, oil, cosmetics, and fibre to make cloth and fabric dyes. At this time, there is much recorded historical evidence indicating that plants were also used to treat conditions and ailments. Therefore, given the life-enhancing benefits provided by so many plants, it is hardly surprising that most cultures believed plants to have magical as well as medicinal properties. Through time plants became surrounded by fables, legends and superstitions, and in some cultures plants were even considered to have souls!
How can herbalism help me?
Herbal medicine, also known as botanical medicine, phytotherapy, or phytomedicine – phyto from the Greek meaning plant, involves using a plant or part of a plant for healing purposes. The herbal part of a remedy may come from the flower, leaf, stem, seed, fruit, root or bark of the plant and it may be used to treat wounds as well as a vast range of other conditions such as allergies, skin disorders, fibromyalgia, migraine, as well as weight loss, anxiety and stress, to mention but a few. It is thought that the whole herbs, which contain many naturally occurring constituents, work together to produce a beneficial effect upon a condition or ailment when used as a remedy. This is unlike the mainstream pharmaceuticals that may contain just one single plant element or extract.
As herbalism incorporates and combines the use of a variety of holistic methods and approaches to bring about your wellbeing, our herbal therapy, or phytotherapy as it is also known, usually involves the use of herbal remedies, aromatherapy, flower essences or vibrational remedies as they are known, in the form of:
Essences (usually water and alcohol based)
Tinctures (extracts of herbs in a water / alcohol base)
Teas; Creams or Gels; Lotions or ointments; Oils; Capsules; Powders; Tablets
We are all individuals, each of us having our own unique medical history and experiencing ill-health in our own individual ways, this means that no two clients seeing us for herbal or flower therapy will be given the same remedies – they will be tailored-made specifically to meet your own unique requirements. Once you have been assessed, and taking into account your medical history, or any existing medication prescribed to you by your GP, an herbal remedy or flower essence or mixture of remedies, up to seven in some instances, will be suggested and instructions given of how they should be used.
Did you know?
Flower remedies can help remove negative emotions by flooding them with the positive energies from flowers which may be beneficial for the following:
ADD & ADHD
To mention just a few!
Your first initial consultation appointment with Jacqueline usually lasts approximately one hour. During this time Jacqueline is able to have an in-depth discussion with you in complete confidence, and take case details of your past medical history, your current health situation, and current health concerns with the aim of putting forward a bespoke treatment plan for you.
Why doesn’t Jacqueline dispense remedies in the first initial consultation?
Because Jacqueline prepares tailor-made treatment plans suited to your own individual requirements, she does not provide ‘off-the-shelf’ remedy packages during an initial consultation, preferring to take her time to put together remedy packs that address her clients’ specific needs more closely. Working in a truly unique and modern way, she will email or post your bespoke treatment plan to you FREE OF CHARGE within 7 days of seeing her for the initial consultation. Contained in your treatment plan correspondence you will receive details of all the remedies suggested, together with instructions of how to use them, and a website link where you will be able purchase the items. Working this way means it is easier and more convenient for you as your remedies will be delivered directly to your door without the need to travel to a further consultation, or wait around for your remedies to be dispensed.
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Following the initial consultation with Jacqueline, a follow-on session is arranged to assess how you are progressing and if necessary any changes or alterations to the remedies or treatment plan can be made at this time. Follow-on appointments usually last approximately one hour and, if necessary, further appointments can be arranged to suit your own individual circumstances at this time.
Initial consultations and follow-on sessions each cost £60.00
Herbalism Grantham, Bourne, Sleaford, Newark-on-Trent, Lincoln, Nottingham, West Bridgford, Southwell, Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Bingham