Helen Phillips MSc MNIMH MCPP
Registered Medical Herbalist
Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world and has been continuously practised here in the UK throughout history. Helen practises Western herbal medicine which is based upon an orthodox medical training and the traditional use of plants combined with modern scientific research and clinical trials. Herbal medicine is plant-based medicine and can be used in many forms including liquid tinctures, herbs teas, powder capsules or oils and creams for topical use.
One of the principles of herbal medicine is based upon the philosophy that the body is always striving to heal itself. By considering the person as a whole and unique individual, Helen uses plant medicines to stimulate and encourage this innate desire to heal.
Helen has a particular interest in working with patients suffering from:
- Anxiety and depression
- Nervous exhaustion and fatigue
- Sleep disorders
- Menstrual problems
- High blood pressure
Herbal medicine is suitable for all ages, including babies and children and can be used alongside medicines prescribed by your doctor.
What to expectfrom a consultation
Your initial consultation will last an hour and a half and Helen will take a detailed medical history, not only looking at the condition for which you want treatment but also considering your health as a whole. Once she has gained an understanding of your needs, Helen will explain your options for treatment and agree a treatment plan with you. Your herbal medicine will be dispensed at the clinicfor you to take away with you. You may be asked to purchase teas, creams or supplements independently in addition to your herbal medicine. You may also be asked to adjust your diet to enable the body’s return to health. This can be done at a pace to suit you and the emphasis will be on adding health-giving foods to your diet as opposed to cutting foods out.
You may need a number of repeat visits, their frequency will vary according to your state of health and how quickly you respond to herbal medicine. Chronic, long-term problems generally take longer to clear that short-lived ‘new’ problems.
Helen qualified as a herbalist in 1997 and has since practised in a large natural-therapy clinic in Edinburgh, with the NHS in Huddersfield and as a Clinic Supervisor for BSc degree students of Herbal Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire.
In 2014, Helen graduated with an MSc in Herbal Medicine. Her dissertation explored how spending time in a natural environment can impact our health and she continues to explore innovative ways in which to reconnect people with the Great Outdoors – and all its proven benefits to health!
Helen is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP).
Visit Helen’s blog at www.naturesmedicines.wordpress.com
- First consultation (90 minutes) - £80First consultation (90 minutes) – £80
Taking a natural approach means understanding both the illness and the patient. In the first consultation Natalia takes a detailed case history and performs any necessary examinations to reach a diagnosis. She prescribes and dispenses the first course of herbal medicines, and may also recommend dietary changes, nutritional supplements and laboratory testing as needed.
Consultation charge includes up to 400ml (normally 4 weeks) of herbal medicines. Extra herbal medicines £8 per 100ml.Nutritional supplements at Manufacturer’s RRP less 10% discount.
- Follow-up consultations (45 minutes) - £65Follow-up consultations (45 minutes) – £65
Follow-up consultations are a chance to review progress, discuss results of any laboratory tests and make adjustments to your treatment to reflect your changing health picture.
Consultation charge includes up to 400ml (normally 4 weeks) of herbal medicines. Extra herbal medicines £8 per 100ml. Nutritional supplements at Manufacturer’s RRP less 10% discount
Our herbal medicine is ideally located in South Warrington, Cheshire, just 1 minute from J10 on the M56 (View Map) Cheshire Natural Health’s fully trained clinical herbal medicine practitioners treat clients who travel from various locations to use our services, not just the local Warrington & Cheshire areas, including Chester | Manchester | Liverpool | Wirral | Bolton | Northwich | Winsford | Stockport | Wilmslow | Hale | Altrincham | Sale | Macclesfield | Buxton | Wigan | Southport & across the Cheshire & North West region.
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