at Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Beam Street, Barton Hill,, Bristol, BS5 9QY United Kingdom
Bristol's low cost community herbal clinic based at Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Barton Hill, Bristol, BS5 9QY. We are passionate that herbal medicine should be available to everyone. It is not available on the NHS and therefore herbalists, unlike doctors paid by the state, have to charge a fee to make a living. We want to offer a real alternative to 'free' conventional medicine by obtaining funding to provide herbal treatments free at the point of service. Until this is possible, we are using a sliding fee scale to try and ensure equal access to our services, regardless of income.
Herbal Medicine uses plants that have medicinal value to help treat a wide range of health problems. Its use has been recorded over thousands of years and still has relevance in today's world. We use whole plants believing that is more beneficial than isolated plant constituents. Herbs are gentle, safe and effective with very few side-effects. They can be used to treat specific health conditions, prevent the recurrence of health problems or to promote good health when taken on a regular basis. The approach of a herbalist is always to try and treat the underlying root cause of the illness, alongside the symptoms. Medical herbalists combine traditional knowledge of plants with more recent scientific research to create an individually tailored treatment plan. Nutritional and lifestyle advice is also included if necessary. As herbalists we are trained to give herbs in conjunction with orthodox medicine and be aware of any possible contra-indications. Our role is not in conflict with your GP. Most conditions treated by a GP can also be supported by herbs. Commonly seen conditions in herbal practice: Skin conditions: eczema, psoriasis, acne, fungal infections Digestive conditions: IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, peptic ulcers, colitis, high cholesterol Circulatory conditions: High blood pressure, varicose veins and ulcers Respiratory conditions: colds, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, hay fever Muscolskeltal disorders: arthrtis, bursitis, gout, tendonitis Endocrine disorders: Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome Women’s health: period pains, irregular menstruation, PMS, fibroids, fertility, menopausal symptoms Men's health: BPH, urinary conditions, stress and infertility Children's health: skin disorders, allergies, tonsillitis Emotional Health: Anxiety, stress, insomnia and depression Supportive treatment for chronic illnesses The above conditions give you an idea of what herbal treatments can support. However, it is also important to emphasise that herbalists, contrary to conventional biomedicine, treat the person and not the disease. We always strive to see the person as a whole and provide healthcare based on a holistic model.
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We are advertising some community herb tasting...which will be run by a couple of friends of ours, Jack and Fran. Below is something they have asked us to pass on: Medicinal Herb Tasting Sessions at Kebele centre Last Tuesday of the month (26th May, 30th June, 28th July) 7.30 – 9pm (upstairs in the library) Conscious tasting is a simple and fun way to learn about the healing power of plants.We are not qualified herbalists but enthusiastic students who would like to share our herb-learning journeys with others. Each month we'll focus on one herb. We'll start by exploring out own experiences of the herb through tasting, and then learn a little bit about the theories around them from the medical to the magical. Cost: Donation to cover costs, pay if you can (guide £2-3) Places are limited to please book by contacting either Fran or Jack. Feel free to contact us for more info. Fran: email@example.com 07882 425 944 Jack: firstname.lastname@example.org 07837 742 683