Herbalism is the oldest form of medicine as is based on treatment by the medicinal properties of flowers, roots and leaves. As a medical herbalist, Belinda Bradbury Dip Phyt MNIMH, prescribes preparations of medicinal plants which help support your body in its efforts to heal.
Modern herbal medicine combines traditional wisdom with scientific knowledge and research. Belinda provides this holistic approach and she addresses health by dealing with the root causes of the condition. No two people are the same and so the herbal treatment prescribed by Belinda will differ too. This is personalised medicine, rather than the ‘one size fits all’ approach.
As a medical herbalist, Belinda treats a wide variety of conditions. She focuses on treating the whole person and as such this includes physical symptoms and emotional health. Belinda’s patients visit her for a variety of reasons, including:
Belinda usually prescribes herbal medicines as a tincture, tea or in a capsule form. External medicines, such as creams, can also be prescribed as needed.
Each herbal prescription will generally contain between five and eight different medicinal herbs, each with complex effects. Herbalists believe that this broad complexity is a safer way to address health issues than a very targeted and specific medicine, which can result in unwanted side-effects.
Medical herbalists can treat a wide variety of conditions. These can be specific or interlinked, and they can be a new condition or one which has been hard to treat for many years. Belinda regularly sees patients with the following issues:
Belinda works from Kelso Health & Wellness every Friday. Please book by phone on 07971 349431 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Belinda offers free fifteen-minute phone consultations. These are useful if you would like to discuss whether herbal medicine would be appropriate for your health issues.
The first face to face consultation usually lasts between an hour to an hour and a half. This allows the time and space we need for a full health assessment and for you to tell your story.
Together with you, Belinda will devise an individualised treatment plan. It will include herbal medicine and diet/lifestyle recommendations. Two weeks later, we will meet up for a shorter consultation to review progress and make any adjustments that may be needed. Further appointments may also be necessary.
Pricing for appointments and tinctures are as follows:
Belinda Bradbury is a Medical Herbalist based in the Kelso area including at Kelso Health & Wellness and from her clinic in Sprouston. She completed four years of training included the study of orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine and 500 hours of clinical training. As a medical herbalist, Belinda’s skills include prescribing herbal medicines which work alongside conventional medicines.
Belinda is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the UK’s leading professional body of herbal practitioners.