Herbal medicine involves using plant based medicines to address illnesses and help restore health. It has been used successfully for centuries and this knowledge has been refined through generations. Modern herbal medicine involves utilizing traditional knowledge and combining this with a modern scientific approach to provide integrated healthcare.
Sara is a qualified and experienced medical herbalist who specializes in herbal medicine for women’s health and hormonal balance. She provides individualized herbal treatment and a functional nutrition approach for:
- The menopausal transition including natural alternatives to hormone replacement treatment (HRT)
- Menstrual issues including, erratic ,heavy ,painful , periods, Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Ovarian cysts and endometriosis
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Subclinical hypothyroidism
- HPA dysregulation ( adrenal fatigue) and chronic stress
- Fertility challenges
Sara believes that women’s health in the modern world is increasing being impacted by processed diets, xenoestrogens , poor lifestyle choices, environmental pollution and chronic stress. Hormonal imbalance is often a result of these factors. She takes a holistic approach and incorporates herbal medicine, functional nutrition and lifestyle factors into her treatment. She believes little positive changes can make a big difference over time and supports women to make these changes to reach their health and wellbeing goals.
The initial consultation will last an hour with a review of your health and past medical history including diet, medication and supplements. After the consultation Sara will write you a personalized treatment plan with nutritional, supplement and lifestyle advice. She will then prescribe a course of herbal medicine which is reviewed every 8 weeks. Sara works with Genova laboratories and can also order adrenal stress tests, hormone panels, thyroid tests, digestive analysis and DNA tests to provide a tailor made and specific treatment and try to get to the root cause of your symptoms.