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Herbal Medicine

Herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. A qualified Medical Herbalist has a BSc or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, has studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine and is trained in the same diagnostic skills as a GP. However, Herbalists take an holistic approach to illness, treating the underlying cause of dise... Read More

Herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. A qualified Medical Herbalist has a BSc or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, has studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine and is trained in the same diagnostic skills as a GP. However, Herbalists take an holistic approach to illness, treating the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. They are able to prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other medication and treatments, and many patients are referred to a Herbalist by their GP for treatment. Herbal Medicine is suitable for people of any age, including children, who respond especially well to the gentle actions of herbs. Each patient is treated as an individual – a Medical Herbalist recognises that no two patients are the same.


Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual's symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutr... Read More

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual's symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a 'one size fits all' approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with 'red flag' signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client's care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.


Lyme / Infectious Diseases (ID) Clinic

The Lyme and Infectious Diseases Clinic is a provided by a group of herbalists who have extra training and experience of working with people suffering from tick-borne or infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and molds. In particular, those diseases that cause long-term challenges such as chronic fatigue; metabolic, neurological, cognitive, digestive and musculoskeletal problems... Read More

The Lyme and Infectious Diseases Clinic is a provided by a group of herbalists who have extra training and experience of working with people suffering from tick-borne or infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and molds. In particular, those diseases that cause long-term challenges such as chronic fatigue; metabolic, neurological, cognitive, digestive and musculoskeletal problems. In chronic cases, where medication has not resolved the illness, herbs often provide the means to return to health.

Herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. Herbalists take an holistic approach to illness, treating the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. They are able to prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other medication and treatments, and many patients are referred to a herbalist by their doctor for treatment. Herbal medicine is suitable for people of any age, including children, who respond especially well to the gentle actions of herbs. Each patient is treated as an individual – herbalists recognise that no two patients are the same.

A qualified Medical Herbalist has a BSc or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, and will be a Member of the National Institute of Herbal Medicine. A Naturopathic Herbalist has a Diploma or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, and will also have studied naturopathy. Both will have studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine, nutrition, dietary and lifestyle aspects of health, and are trained in diagnostic skills. A Research Herbalist will have a MSc or PhD in Herbal Medicine or Integrative Medicine and have a specified area of research.


Homeopathy

A therapeutic system founded by the German doctor Samuel Christian F. Hahnemann, Meissen, Germany 1755 - Paris, 1843. The word ‘homeopathy’ is made up of the Greek words ‘omoios’, meaning ‘similar’, and ‘pathos’, meaning disease. He believed that medicines should be prescribed according to the law: like shall treat like. It is an effective way to treat many varying disease conditions (mental, ... Read More

A therapeutic system founded by the German doctor Samuel Christian F. Hahnemann, Meissen, Germany 1755 - Paris, 1843.
The word ‘homeopathy’ is made up of the Greek words ‘omoios’, meaning ‘similar’, and ‘pathos’, meaning disease. He believed that medicines should be prescribed according to the law: like shall treat like. It is an effective way to treat many varying disease conditions (mental, emotional and physical).

While conventional medicine believes that it must fight the disease bearing factor which it sees as the main cause for disease, homeopathy believes that it must strengthen the organism’s defence mechanism in order to be able to fight the imbalance.

A homeopath takes into consideration all aspects of health and considers the emotional and mental state of the patient before prescribing a remedy targeted to stimulate the body's natural powers of recovery.

Cath Kay is an experienced Medical Herbalist, graduating from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine with her Diploma in 2002. She has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since 2002. Cath also helps to organise the Scottish Radical Herbal Gathering.

Cath Kay is an experienced Medical Herbalist, graduating from the Scottish School of Herbal Medic... Read More

Juliette is a fully qualified practitioner of Chinese Medicine with over 20 years experience. She is registered with the British Acupuncture Council and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. She has experience in treating both patients with Lyme disease and long COVID-19 and has prior NHS experience with the Whittington Hospital Pain Clinic and various G.P. practices.

Juliette’s qualifications include a BSc in Psychology from Edinburgh University; a Diploma in Acupuncture from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (DipAc); a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the London Academy of Oriental Medicine (DipCHM); Clinical training in Acupuncture in China at the International Training Centre in Nanjing, China. Juliette is also a trained yoga teacher.

Juliette is a fully qualified practitioner of Chinese Medicine with over 20 years experience. She... Read More

Angela is qualified as a Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). She has also been practicing for the last 9 years in various complementary therapy techniques: Holistic, Swedish and Hot Stone massage, as well as Reflexology.

Angela is qualified as a Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist from the College of Natu... Read More

Audrey is a Medical Herbalist, graduating in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine & Phytotherapy from Edinburgh’s Napier University and is a registered member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH). She has a long career in local government (MSc in Public Service Leadership) but her passion has always been Herbal Medicine, plants and nature, assisting people with their health and wellbeing in a natural holistic way. Audrey practices Herbal Medicine at Napiers Bathgate, runs the Ellwyn Herbal Practice, a private clinic in Midlothian and also works with Grass Roots Remedies, practicing Herbal Medicine at the Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic, one of only two examples in Britain of herbalism being offered in an integrated primary care setting alongside local NHS services. Audrey believes it is important for an individual to be given the time to share any concerns and to work in partnership together, in obtaining the best possible health and wellness. Looking at not only a tailored herbal approach but also at diet, nutrition, lifestyle and emotional wellbeing.

Audrey is a Medical Herbalist, graduating in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine & Phytothe... Read More

Thanos is an experienced Medical Herbalist and Homeopath. He studied Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2007, and went on to practice as resident herbalist at a London clinic whilst studying for his Classical Homeopathy degree at the same institution. In 2013, he moved to Scotland and started practicing at D.Atkinson Herbalist in Edinburgh, one of the oldest and most respectable Herbal Medicine establishments in Scotland. He now practices at Napiers Bathgate and is a member of the Lyme clinic group of practitioners which is headed by Monica Wilde.

APPROACH TO TREATMENT Thanos’ approach to treatment is in accordance with his belief that, to a lesser or greater extent, better health is achievable by anyone who has the will and commitment to make long term changes and incorporate new, more beneficial habits into their life. Illness, and especially chronic one, can be the end result of factors and/or habits that can go back years in a person’s life and so to achieve true health it needs patience, commitment and time.

Thanos has found that blending herbal medicine with homeopathy is a gentle but effective approach particularly suitable for those weakened by long-term chronic illnesses, people with sensitive constitutions and for children.

Thanos is an experienced Medical Herbalist and Homeopath. He studied Herbal Medicine at the Unive... Read More

BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine degree at Napier University, Edinburgh - completing her studies in 2007. She stopped practicing and massage to have a family in 2010 continuing to work as an experienced lead Dental Nurse. Kim returned to herbal medicine practice in 2020. She is passionate about herbal medicine, therapeutics, plants and people.

LYME CLINIC Kim also works as Medical Secretary for the Lyme Clinic based here at Napiers Bathgate. Her research skills make her a valuable member of the Lyme disease team - a much under-documented condition which affects many people across the U.K.

Kim consults with patients who have a wide variety of needs.

BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine degree at Napier University, Edinburgh - completing her studies in 200... Read More

Monica Wilde MSc is a Research Herbalist with a Masters Degree in Herbal Medicine. She specialises in Lyme disease and its co-infections. Her research area is the use of herbs and mushrooms against bacteria, viruses and fungi, and their clinical application. Monica is particularly interested in the use of plants to reduce antibiotic resistance and viral transmission. She also has expertise in herbal safety and the beneficial concomitant prescribing of herbs alongside conventional drugs.

Monica Wilde MSc is a Research Herbalist with a Masters Degree in Herbal Medicine. She specialise... Read More

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