Medical Herbalist &
With acupuncture training
BSc (Hons) MNIMH,
BSc (Hons) Ost.
George Morris Physiotherapy
154 Market Street, Hindley, Manchester,
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Tel: 0782 826 1152
A Bit About Us
What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine known. Today we use herbal medicine with much greater understanding than ever before, by combining knowledge from our ancestors and todays advancements in science
Herbal medicine is a natural way to health and well-being using whole plant preparations grown and prepared in a way which is sensitive to ecological and environmental issues.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy, founded by Andrew Taylor Still in 1828, is a manual therapy which is safe and effective. Osteopaths recognise that imbalances to the structure of the body are a major source of pain and disability; hence the structural integrity of the body forms the emphasis of diagnosis and treatment. There are many fields of osteopathy from the functional techniques, which are of a gentle nature, to the more structural techniques. Whichever form of technique is used it is applied appropriately and sensitively.
Medical herbalists and osteopaths are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors but take a more holistic approach, thus treating the underlying cause of the illness not just the symptoms. To become both an osteopath and a medical herbalist two 4-year degree programmes are required to be undertaken, these degrees require high standards to prepare practitioners appropriately for life in the medical field.
Herbalists use whole plant preparations tailored to the individual’s unique presentation, while an osteopath uses manual techniques to treat joints and muscles of the body in the aim to support and restore balance.
Each patient is assessed on his/her individual merits and appropriate treatment given. Catherine, being in a unique position as both an osteopath and a medical herbalist, is able to give a range of treatments, and can provide the therapies alone or in combination. Treatment is discussed fully and agreed with the patients to ensure treatment wishes are always fully met.
The first consultation will generally take one hour in which a full medical history will be taken.
Continual assessment and monitoring will be carried out during follow-up consultations
WHEN IS OSTEOPATHY AND HERBAL MEDICINE USED MOST EFFECTIVELY?
Herbal medicine and osteopathy can be beneficial in a wide range of conditions from mild to serious and acute to chronic.
Both herbal medicine and osteopathy can be used at any stage of life from infancy to adulthood and can also be used safely, under the guidance of a qualified practitioner during pregnancy and breast-feeding, should the need arise.
Conditions that respond well to herbal medicine include:
Digestive complaints e.g. indigestion, ulcers, irritable bowl syndrome, etc.
Skin e.g. eczema, psoriasis, fungal/bacterial/viral skin infections, etc.
Arthritic conditions e.g. gout, arthritis, etc.
Respiratory conditions e.g. asthma, bronchitis, etc.
Hormonal conditions e.g. premenstrual syndrome, menopause, infertility, thyroid related problems, etc.
Allergic conditions e.g. candida, hayfever, etc.
Circulatory conditions e.g. high blood pressure, varicose veins, angina, etc.
conditions that respond well to osteopathy include:
Back complaints e.g. arthritis, neck pain, disc problems, etc.
Arthritis at the joints e.g. hips, knees, etc.
All medicines must be used with respect. Herbal medicine, just like all forms of medicines, can cause unwanted side-effects, however in the hands of a qualified medical herbalist treatment plans are designed to be safe and effective.
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm