About Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is the traditional medicine of all cultures and remains the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It combines orthodox medical knowledge and ability with traditional and scientific knowledge of Western medicinal plants.
Herbal medicine encourages and adapts to emerging scientific information on medicinal herbs, their safety and efficacy. Almost any condition that patients might see their doctor for can be treated with herbal medicine.
Medical Herbalists are healthcare providers trained in Western orthodox medical diagnosis who use plant based medicines to treat their patients.
I completed three years training and 500 clinic hours at The University of Westminster and qualified with a BSc(hons) Herbal Medicine. This includes study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and diagnostic skills to a high level. I have been in practice in and around Bury St Edmunds since 2009 and an registered with The College of Practitioner's of Phytotherapy thecpp.uk/ and the EHTPA www.ehtpa.eu/
To find out more about herbal medicine visit www.herbalist.org.uk/
Consultations with alexandra
I see patients for consultations then prescribe herbal medicine treatment that is unique to each patient. Medicinal plants contain pharmacologically active constituents and are used to safely treat many health conditions in adults and children. It is an holistic treatment that aims to treat the underlying causes of disease.
Initial consultations last at least an hour and cover current and previous health conditions, diet and lifestyle. This gives a whole picture which enables me to chose the right herbs so you get the most effective mix of herbs to suit you. Subsequent appointments often last 30 minutes where we can evaluate progress and change the combination of herbs when necessary.
It is my experience that herbal medicine can be beneficial in many health conditions. Please contact me to discuss whether it can be of help to you.
Cost of appointments and herbs
Initial consultation £50
Subsequent consultations £25
Phone consultations £25
Case update with prescription change £10
Home visits are available with a cost of 40p per mile travelled
100ml tincture £10
60g cream £8
All herbs are sourced from UK suppliers and are organic or wildcrafted whenever possible.
Typically 100ml tincture lasts a week to 10 days depending on dose.
Alexandra Peake Medical Herbalist
The Suffolk Herbalist