Allergy Awareness Week: Eczema, Hayfever and Asthma

Allergy Awareness Week: Eczema, Hayfever and Asthma

“Medical herbalists can do a lot to bring relief from symptoms so that life can be more bearable. Herbal medicine has safe and effective remedies for allergy sufferers. When putting together an individual formula for their patient, a medical herbalist might include one of the following herbs to treat allergic conditions.”

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health issues can affect all genders, age groups and whilst statistical studies show the influence of socio-economic factors, no one is exempt. From learning difficulties at an early age to dementia in the later stages of life, and anxiety, depression and mental illness such as schizophrenia at any point in between; the risks are always present.

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UK Diabetes Week

UK Diabetes Week

Diabetes is a familiar condition to most people. Many of us personally know at least one of the current 3.5 million diagnosed in the UK.  According to the leading Diabetes charity ‘Diabetes UK’, there are an additional 549,000 who un-knowingly have the condition. Alarmingly, type II which used to be known as ‘adult onset’ is affecting more children than ever.

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Know Your Numbers! Herbs for Hypertension

Know Your Numbers! Herbs for Hypertension

Having high blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for premature death as it can contribute to diseases such as heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and chronic kidney disease. So keeping your blood pressure under control is one of the most important things you can do to extend your lifespan.  Yet over 5 million adults in the UK are unaware that their blood pressure is too high.

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Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis

Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis

Many people explore complementary therapies to manage chronic skin conditions. One study showed 62% of 578 psoriatic patients used complementary therapies, with herbal medicine ranked highest.[1] Medical Herbalists offer expertise in the safe use of herbal medicine and can provide diet and lifestyle advice to those seeking to proactively manage their health and wellbeing.

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A Herbal Alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy

A Herbal Alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy

Noting the University of Oxford research published in the Lancet today that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) increases the risk of ovarian cancer the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) draws attention to research published in the journal Family Health of trials that show menopause symptoms can be treated safely and effectively by medicinal herbs.

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