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Healing with herbs
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A Ginko tree where the remedy Ginko Biloba derives.
Herbal Medicine is an ancient form of healing using the therapeutic qualities of plants.

Qualified herbalist Phoebe Sampson is currently practicing in Cornwall.
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Phoebe Sampson is a fully qualified herbalist, having studied with the College of Phytotherapy, and achieved a BSc in Herbal Medicine. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the oldest body of practicing herbalists in the world.

Phoebe Sampson is currently practicing in west Cornwall. She uses organic herbal preparations wherever possible.
For further information contact Phoebe on 07976 95 55 05 or email her

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Today, 80% of the world's population rely entirely on plant medicine, and its popularity is being rapidly revived in the west.

A long history of traditional herbal practice together with modern scientific research has created a greater confidence in the effectiveness of herbal medicine.

Whole plant remedies are used both internally and externally to treat various aliments, with emphasis on enhancing the body's own recuperative powers.

Herbs can be used to treat many of the conditions that patients might take to their doctor, from skin problems and digestive disorders, to gynaecological complaints and problems with the heart and circulation.

Stress related conditions also respond well to the healing properties of herbs. A qualified herbalist will take the time to treat the patient as a whole, while knowing when a condition is best referred to a doctor or another therapist.

The consultation
The first consultation usually takes around one hour. During this time all aspects of the patient's health are explored to build a complete picture of the person as a whole.

In this way it is then possible to find and treat the underlying cause of the problem presented, rather than the symptoms alone. This is known as the holistic approach.

Following the consultation, the patient is prescribed an individual blend of herbal tinctures to take on a daily basis. Regular follow-up visits, usually about half an hour in duration, are arranged to monitor progress of the treatment.

The length of the course of treatment depends on the condition and the patient's responsiveness to medication, but usually lasts around three months.

This article has been written by
Phoebe Sampson BSc. MNIMH


Phoebe Sampson is a fully qualified herbalist, having studied with the College of Phytotherapy, and achieved a BSc in Herbal Medicine.

She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the oldest body of practicing herbalists in the world.

Phoebe Sampson is currently practicing in west Cornwall. She uses organic herbal preparations wherever possible.

For further information contact Phoebe on 07976 95 55 05 or email her at
phoebesamson@tiscali.co.uk

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