Holistic Herbs

The Holistic Approach to Herbs

Category: Herbal Remedies

Consultation

THE CONSULTATION Appointments

All consultations are by appointment only.

Please call 01943 468552 to make an appointment or for further information.

Cancellations and Missed Appointments

Please give 48 hours notice of cancellation to avoid being charged for a missed appointment.

Fees

All fees are due at the end of each appointment. Payment may be by cash or cheque. Part payment may be made in LETS is discussed before the consultation. If credit is arranged, please pay by the due date to avoid being charged an accounting fee. If you have pet insurance then you may be able to claim for holistic treatments.

What happens during a herbal consultation?

The first appointment lasts 60-75 minutes. This allows sufficient time to listen to your health concerns, take a detailed medical history, check your blood pressure, perform a clinical examination as necessary to make a diagnosis, give advice on nutrition and life habits, make an individual prescription and dispense medicines. The interval between the first and second consultation depends on the nature of your health problems but is usually between 2-4 weeks. Follow up consultations last between 30-45 minutes to enable us to review your progress. The length of treatment varies according to the nature of your condition.

What happens during a veterinary consultation?

The first appointment lasts an hour. This allows sufficient time to review information from your vet, take a detailed medical history, examine your animal, discuss the diagnosis, give advice on nutrition and treatment and dispense medicines or give acupuncture. The longer consultation gives your animal time to become accustomed to her/his surroundings and relax. The interval between the first and second consultation depends on the nature of your animal’s health problems. Follow up consultations last half an hour. Your animal’s progress and treatment is reviewed and further treatment is given as required.
 My practice is based in Yorkshire. I consult on a secondary referral basis at veterinary centres, stables and farms throughout northern England. It is essential that a full medical history is provided by your local vet before our first consultation. I will contact your vet after the first consultation to inform her/him about animals treatment. You will remain registered with your local vet for conventional treatment and emergency cover. You or your vet may contact me out of hours for urgent advice only. Please contact your local vet immediately if you have a veterinary emergency.

Where do I see people as a Medical Herbalist?

The Bradford Clinic of Alternative Medicine
24 Victoria Road
Saltaire, Bradford, BD18 8JR
01274 532661
Women and Children’s
Herbal Clinic
Elm Terrace Otley
01943 468552

Where do I see animals as an Holistic Vet?
Stable and farm visits throughout the North of England.

Ashlands Veterinary Centre, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK
Beamsley Veterinary Centre, Shipley, West Yorkshire, UK
Park Veterinary Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
Westmount Veterinary Health Centre, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

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Healing Animals

healing animals Which animals can benefit from herbal medicine?
Digestive Disorders
Liver Disease
Allergies
Skin/Feather conditions
Bladder Problems
Kidney Disease
Hormonal Imbalances
Behavioural Problems
Seizures
Lameness

Foot & Hoof Problems
Respiratory Conditions
Heart Disease
Infectious Diseases
Immune Dysfunction
Post-Viral Syndromes
What is herbal medicine?
Herbal medicine uses medicinal plants 
in the treatment and prevention of disease. Medical Herbalists believe that medicines made from the whole plant are safer and more balanced than concentrated drug extracts. For example the drug frusemide is a powerful diuretic, promoting the flow of urine, but it also depletes the body of potassium. Dandelion leaf is also an effective diuretic but it is rich in potassium and doesn’t deplete the body of potassium.
My approach is holistic, looking at the underlying causes of disease, not just the symptoms. Herbal medicines are prescribed to restore homeostasis (balance within the body) and assist your animal’s ability to heal itself.

 

What are herbal medicines?
The herbal medicines that I use come from plants that have been harvested in a sustainable manner and grown using organic methods where possible. Some of these medicines are made by myself and come from plants that I have grown or collected. Herbal medicines are dispensed as liquid tinctures, dried mixes, teas, powders, tablets, lotions, creams, ointments and gels. They need to be stored away from direct light and heat and out of reach of children.
Which animals can benefit from Homeopathy?
Homoeopathy can help animals that are suffering from a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses including behavioural problems, allergies, skin & feather conditions, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, liver disease, kidney disease, bladder problems, respiratory diseases, heart conditions, lameness, joint disease, hoof problems, head shaking, convulsions, reproductive problems, infections, disease outbreaks and many other conditions.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine based on the Law of Similars, let like be cured with like. It takes a broader view of disease, looking at the underlying cause and individual expression of the disease, not just the presenting symptoms. The homeopathic medicine stimulates the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is prescribed according to your animal’s unique physical and mental symptom picture. Two animals with the same disease may receive different homeopathic medicines because each animal has an individual response to illness. Herd animals will often be approached as a whole group. I may spend extra time after the consultation analysing the case before a homeopathic remedy is prescribed.
What are homoeopathic medicines?
Homeopathic medicines come from plant, mineral and animal sources. A special process of serial dilution and potentisation produces a homeopathic medicine. They may be dispensed as pills, drops, tablets, granules, liquids or creams. The frequency of dosage depends on your animals’ needs and the nature of the illness. They should be given in a clean mouth between meals. Try to avoid touching the medicines directly with your hands as chemicals and essential oils can affect the medicines. Please store the medicines away from bright light, extremes of temperature, strong smelling substances, including essential oils and not on top of the microwave.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been used successfully in animals for approximately 4,000 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine views diseases as an imbalance within the animals and its internal and external movement. Health is restored by returning the body to equilibrium. It involves the stimulation of specific points in the body (acupoints) that have the ability to alter biochemical and physiological states to produces a therapeutic effect. Methods of stimulation include the use of fine sterile needles, moxibustion (heating the point), gold bead implants, injection, laser and electrical stimulation. Acupoints are chosen on the basis of the consultation, examination, western and Traditional Chinese diagnosis.
Which animals can benefit from acupuncture?
Acupuncture is most commonly used for painful conditions but it can be used to maintain health and for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions including;
lameness, arthritis, back pain, hoof conditions, nerve damage, muscle or tendon injury, post-surgical recovery, asthma, incontinence, digestive problems, liver disease, vomiting, diarrhea, epilepsy, heart conditions, hormonal problems, kidney disease, respiratory conditions and immune dysfunction.

What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
The insertion of a fine acupuncture needle is a very different sensation from that of an injection. Occasionally there may be a brief sensitivity but once the needles are in place most animals relax and many fall asleep during the treatment. An acupuncture treatment may last from a few seconds to half an hour depending on the nature of the condition and the method used. The frequency of treatment also depends on your animal’s needs but animals are often treated once every 1-2 weeks for 4-6 treatments. The treatment interval may need to be more or less frequent according to individual needs. Alternatively hemp hemp oil for pets is a great choice.

Healing People

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Who can benefit from herbal medicine?
Medicinal plants may be used to promote health and treat adults and children with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. A few of the commonly treated conditions include:
SKIN
DIGESTIVE
NERVOUS
CARDIOVASCULAR
URINARY
GYNECOLOGICAL
RESPIRATORY
IMMUNE
MUSCULOSKELETAL
(SEE FULLTABLE)
Lavendar Herbal medicine uses medicinal plants 
in the promotion of health and the treatment of disease. Medical Herbalists believe that medicines made from the whole plant are safer and more balanced than concentrated drug extracts. For example the drug frusemide is a powerful diuretic, promoting the flow of urine, but it also depletes the body of potassium. Dandelion leaf is also an effective diuretic but it is rich in potassium and doesn’t deplete the body of potassium.
My approach is holistic, taking a broader view of health and illness. As a medical herbalist, I look at the underlying causes and individual expression of disease, not just the symptoms. Herbal medicines are prescribed on an individual basis to restore homeostasis (balance within the body)
SKIN
Eczema, Dermatitis, Acne, Psoriasis, Allergies & Non-Surgical wounds.
DIGESTIVE
Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Peptic Ulcers, Colitis, Diarrhoea, Liver Disorders & Food Intolerance
NERVOUS
Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Problems, Stress, Tension, Insomnia, Sleep Disturbances, Headache, Migraine.
CARDIOVASCULAR
High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Angina, Poor Circulation, Varicose Veins & Ulcers
URINARY
Cystitis, Bladder Irritation and Prostate Problems
GYNECOLOGICAL
Period Pain, Premenstrual Syndrome, Menstrual Irregularity, Fertility & Menopausal problems.
RESPIRATORY
Coughs, Colds, Tonsilitis, Influenza, Hayfever, Sinusitis & Asthma
IMMUNE
Allergy, Infection, Fever, Chronic Fatigue, ME & Immune Mediated Diseases.
MUSCULOSKELETAL
Arthritis, Strains, Sprains, Bruises and Rheumatism.
A Medical Herbalist knows when the conditions is such that you need to be seen by a doctor or other health professional as well as a Medical Herbalist.
What are Herbal Medicines?
The herbal medicines that I use come from plants that have been harvested in a sustainable manner and grown using organic methods where possible. Some of these medicines are made by myself and come from plants that I have grown or collected. Herbal medicines are dispensed as liquid tinctures, dried mixes, teas, powders, tablets, lotions, creams, ointments and gels. They need to be stored away from direct light and heat and out of reach of children. I recycle the amber glass bottles and jars. I would like you to return the empty bottles.
How Do Herbs Work?
Herbs may be used as foods or medicines to nourish and nurture the body. Medicinal plants are used to strengthen the body by improving the digestion and absorption of food and the supply of oxygen and other nutrients to the body’s tissues. They also improve the body’s ability to eliminate waste products from the body through the gut, urinary tract, lungs and skin. Herbal medicines help to restore homeostasis (equilibrium) within the body.
Scientific research has identified many of the chemical constituents of medicinal plants. This knowledge helps Medical Herbalists to understand the mechanisms behind some of the healing properties of plants and to be aware of potential interactions between medicinal plants and drugs. Medicinal Herbalists know that the complex constituents of the whole plant act together in synergy to produce safe and balanced therapeutic effects. Herbal medicines support the body’s own self-healing process and facilitate a return to health and vitality.

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Stages of sleep and treating sleep disorders effectively

“Sleep!” – It might seem to be merely a long rest (a natural behaviour) after the day’s work, but sleep has a lot to do with your health. Those who are deprived of and suffer from insomnia, end up taking medicines like Melatonin. Actually, sleep is a very interesting subject to explore!

Understanding Sleep: Peeping into our body!

Do you know, while we are asleep, our brain remains active? Yes! We have neurotransmitters that act on various nerve cells controlling our sleep and awakening. While some of the neurons keep a part of our brain active keeping us awake, others present at the base, functions when we are asleep, switching off the active signals. This is how we fall asleep.

 

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Doctors Prescribe Melatonin during Psychological Disorders!

The human body is the most sophisticated machine out there. Hence, just like any other regular machine, the human body requires rest, or sleep.

However, due to circumstances, like stress, workload, illness and other disorders, often the body misses out on the needful amount of sleep.

The result, crankiness, fatigue and low motivation to work, additionally, when symptoms prolong, it ends down to chronic insomnia.

This can lead to ailments like depression, hormone imbalances and what not! During such an awry condition, it’s vital to normalize wake-sleep cycle.

 

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Know how Melatonin will benefit your skin and body

“Make your skin look sun-kissed all the time.” One might not have the desired skin tone from birth but does that mean one can never get it? In this modern world, nothing is impossible, at least not when it comes to your skin tone. If you are not very happy with your skin, get a glowing pigment in it. All you need to do for it is to get Melatonin.

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Relaxed, peaceful sleep is as important to your health

Relaxed, peaceful sleep is as important to your health and productivity as food. If you aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep every night, you’re not promoting optimal health and well-being. You just don’t perform as well, the next day. Frankly, you’ll just plain be grouchy. Dr Backhaus melatonin sleep aid is made with Melatonin and other natural ingredients. Melatonin sleep aid works with your own body to support its natural sleep cycle It’s combined with natural herbs to encourage relaxation.

Everyone has nights when they just can’t get to sleep. Then, there are those nights when you fall asleep, but wake up a few hours later and can’t get back to sleep, no matter what. You’ll love Dr Backhaus for its gentle support. Dr Backhaus lets you relax, put your cares away until tomorrow, and love your pillow again. Your partner will love you for being peaceful in bed rather than tossing and turning all night.

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Herbal Sleep Aids Guide

Difficulty sleeping can affect many aspects of life. People who don’t get the recommended amount of sleep for their age groups can have a myriad of negative effects.

Daytime crankiness, difficulty concentrating, frequent illness, depression, and accidents are all common problems associated with poor sleep habits.

For some people, getting more sleep is not as easy as going to bed earlier. If you suffer from insomnia, you know how wearisome it can be to lie in bed, unable to sleep.

Doctors can prescribe medication to help, but these medications have undesirable side effects. Stomach problems, dizziness, daytime drowsiness, difficulty awakening, accidents, and poor coordination are all common.

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Insomnia Solutions

Are you suffering from continuous lack of sleep for days, even weeks at a time? If this is the case then you may be suffering from insomnia. Fortunately, there are a number of insomnia cures that you can benefit from. We all know how important getting adequate sleep is to the welfare of not only your health, but also your emotional well-being. If you are having trouble sleeping, it’s critical that you find a solution as soon as you can.

Many doctors feel that getting enough sleep is just as important as having a balanced diet and exercising daily. Luckily there are many insomnia cures available that can aide you in getting acceptable amounts of sleep.

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Do You Want a Refreshing Night’s Sleep?

Melatonin sleep aid helps – both adults and kid´s trying to get to sleep or are not getting enough quality sleep.  This is a common complaint heard from both sexes of all ages as insomnia is hindering their need to sleep. Insomnia can be caused by decreased melatonin levels.

Melatonin is responsible for the circadian rhythms of the awake and sleep cycles which are important for reaching the REM stage of sleep, also called the dream stage.

One might say humans and animals have an internal clock which is regulated by melatonin. Sadly, those with insomnia lie awake night after night suffering from a lack of this necessary sleep hormone. Supplementation, especially a melatonin sleep aid pills, has greatly improved the lives of many.

In a normal circadian rhythm, a person will become sleepy when it gets dark outside and wake up when it gets light. In Alaska for instance, the days may be dark for months, which places the rhythm off track causing insomnia. Although normal people may be able to reset their clocks, aging people may not. Therefore, a melatonin sleep aid assists in restoring their rhythm to normal.

Stress can keep you awake

Many times, a person may lie awake at night thinking of bills owed, employment, family, their marriage, children and pets. This causes a lack of drowsiness, fatigue, and irritability, which spills over into their day at work or home. When using a sleep aid, the person can settle down to a great night’s sleep and return the melatonin levels more rapidly to normal again.

Melatonin sleep aid – the 40-60 year age group

Although melatonin levels decrease by age forty and are almost non-existent by age sixty, supplementation with a melatonin sleep aid restores what many thought they had lost, a refreshing night’s sleep.

Besides improving sleep for those with reduced levels, melatonin supplementation is invaluable for those who travel frequently and have jet lag, and those who work the night or graveyard shifts. Free of side effects and allowing a natural sleepiness, the person drifts off to wake up totally refreshed and ready to begin the day anew.

Melatonin sleep aids contain antioxidants which prevent free radical damage. The antioxidants are considered stronger and more effective than vitamin C and E. Some studies suggest the aid be taken as a nutritional supplement. Whatever one calls it, a refreshing good night’s sleep lies ahead.

Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that the body produces at night. It is sometimes called the “sleep hormone” because it is so important to healthy sleep. Those people who are blind, who suffer from jet lag, or who live in places with extended sunlight hours may have trouble sleeping, that happens because their bodies do not produce enough melatonin.

Patients looking for a short-term sleep solution may be helped by taking melatonin supplements. These supplements are available to buy over the counter. Melatonin is also combined with CBD oil, which has been helpful to people who are trying to wean themselves off sleep medications.

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