integrated medicine and me

Integrated medicine and me

What does an integrative approach to health actually mean?

Integrated medicine combines both conventional medicine and complementary healing, with sound knowledge and a known safety profile.

This way of looking at health also takes into consideration:

  • diet
  • lifestyle choices
  • encourages the pursuit of an affordable, realistic and enjoyable exercise plan.

More about me

After completing a BSc Honours degree in Herbal Medicine, I opened my herbal medicine practice – Boundary Herbs in Shefford, Bedfordshire. My 20 years experience as a Diagnostic Radiographer means that I understand the limitations of Western primary healthcare. These limitations are centred on chronic disease and available treatment pathways. Hence why I am rabbiting on about an integrated approach to health. This led me to investigate more traditional healing methods and found that Herbal medicine resonated with me. Dont get me wrong I firmly believe there is a place for Western Medicine in particular Acute care is fundamental in maintaining health and well being.

I have since expanded further to include new premises at Harmony in Hitchin to allow further access  within Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

I would also like to introduce a new venture which I have started – THE HERB GARDEN . We make homemade herbal massage products which are specifically designed with you in mind.

I am a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) which is the UK’s leading professional organisation for practitioners of herbal medicine.  Established in 1864, NIMH is the first supervisory organization for western herbal medicine in the world and has a stringent code of ethics and practice.

As a member of NIMH:

  • I have a spent a minimum of 500 hours within a supervised clinical setting.
  • I undertake regular CPD (Continuous professional develeopment) training.
  • I have professional insurance.
  • I hold a current CRB certificate.

Please visit www.nimh.org.uk for more information.

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