Sara Rooney, Medical Herbalist
BSc (Hons) BA (Hons)
Member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
I am an experienced Medical Herbalist BSc (Hons), and have also completed a BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology. The combination of these two pathways has led me to what I love to do now, combining and connecting plants and people.
My goal is to help you get your health back on track and feeling better, looking at the whole picture, not just one symptom, whilst using natural medicine.
I analyse the bigger picture of your health; your nutrition, your stress levels, your daily activity, your exercise and movement. My challenge is to discover the root cause of imbalances and gently but effectively help you restore your vitality with plant-based medicine and targeted nutrition.
Utilising my many years of experience supporting people with natural medicine though the years, I have found these important factors all combine to produce your overall health and wellbeing. If one area is out of balance, this can impact other areas of your health.
Botanical medicines can be extremely effective ways to support the body's own physiological processes and get it back to balance. The aim is to support you to thrive rather than merely survive in today's world...
Hormones are complex messengers that affect thousands of processes in our bodies... when they are out of balance, so are we.
These imbalances can have a huge range of symptoms:
Fatigue and low energy
Low mood and apathy
Increased anxiety creeping into your life
Menstrual periods changing, become erratic/heavier
PMT symptoms and anger
Sleep issues, hard to get to sleep, waking often or not being able to get back to sleep
Perimenopausal symptoms, hot flushes, joint aches, skin issues, weight gain
Digestive issues, IBS, recurrent candida, bloating, constipation
Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome, blood sugar regulation issues, weight gain, male pattern hair loss, body hair growth, erratic periods
Histamine intolerance, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis,
Hormonal acne, cystic spots on face and body
Symptoms of oestrogen dominance, fibroids, weight gain, severe PMT, ovarian cysts
Feeling like your hormones are all over the place?
Herbs can help support health pre and postnatally.
Are you planning for a baby and want to get into the best health for preconception?
Are you and your partner struggling to get pregnant?
Have you had a child recently and now are struggling to get back on track with your health?
Are you entering your perimenopause and would like to support your health through this natural life transition and want professional and effective guidance and natural support?
Are you postmenopausal and want to stay fit and healthy and enjoy this new chapter to the MAX?
I can help...I have always had a passion and special interest in hormone health and how herbs can support us through our life cycle, from birth to puberty, to the fertile years, perimenopause, menopause and the years beyond. I have helped hundreds of women use herbal medicines safely and effectively to help balance hormones, support good health and feel better!
Get in touch to see how herbs can help you.
The initial consultation consists of an in depth review of your current symptoms, past medical health, nutrition and lifestyle and review of any recent blood or functional tests.
I analyse this information and then write you a personalised plan, with details of the herbs you will be taking, clear instructions, resources, healthy recipes and ideas to get your health back on track.
I carefully prepare your herbs individually, no two prescriptions are the same. I use a combination of tinctures, herbal powders, capsules, teas, creams and oils as necessary. These may consist of a combination of herbal medicines, medicinal foods and medicinal mushrooms.
I take an integrated approach incorporating nutrition, stress management and lifestyle advice into my support working with you. I aim to work with you to get your health back on track, step by step and ultimately believe that preventative medicine is the best medicine.
"I am so pleased to say that I am coming through my menopause and have been really fortunate to have met Sara and her approach to health and wellbeing. Not to mention her amazing herbs which have supported me through the last four to five years."
Elaine, Shoreham by Sea