I am 66 years old, married for 48 years and have been qualified and practising since November 1988. I have two grown up children and three grandchildren. I live in the South West of England in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
I discovered herbal medicine as a result of my own health problems. At 21 years old I had terrible problems with my joints and for four years struggled to cope with the pain.
At 25 years of age I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis after paying privately to see a specialist. For 15 years I struggled on using orthodox drugs, eventually I was persuaded by a very outgoing General Practitioner to try herbal medicine, I did not believe it could help my body but thought it would occupy my mind and therefore alleviate my problems.
The course and subsequent treatment has completely changed my life, I have had replacement surgery to four of my joints and therefore understand the Pre Op and Post Op care for orthopedic surgery very well. The surgery was a result of earlier conventional treatment and disease damage. I am grateful to my disease because it has enabled me to understand other peoples problems more fully and empathise with every condition. My training and subsequent practice has empowered me to help others.
Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
Consultant medical herbalist.
Private personal consultations in a relaxed environment with an experienced qualified practitioner of Herbal Medicine.