Western herbal medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of treating a very wide range of conditions. It has an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use.
Western herbal medicine places great emphasis on lifestyle management in order to prevent disease before it occurs. A prescription for medicinal herbs will be supported with personally tailored advice on lifestyle and nutrition and it is this individual assessment that ensures Western herbal medicine delivers a natural, safe and effective form of healthcare to people of all ages.