I am a medical herbalist consulting patients in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and towns and villages in the local area of North Staffordshire, South Cheshire, and Shropshire. I qualified in 1994 and has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since then.
I am trained in Western Herbal Medicine and am registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) www.nimh.org.uk
Further details about my practice can be found on my website
My philosophy is that life is to be enjoyed. It is difficult to enjoy life when a health problem gets in the way.
I take a holistic approach to illness, aiming to identify and deal with the underlying cause of a health problem rather than just treating the symptoms. My aim is to work with my patients so that they either no longer suffer from the problem they consulted me about, or to help them manage as much of their condition as possible so that their lives are not dominated by their health problems.
In my practice I work to help my patients get well, stay well and continue to be as healthy as they can. I aim to help my patients take all the measures they can to help them to enjoy as healthy life as possible.
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including herbal medicine and nutritional advice, with advice on diet and lifestyle. I have a wide breadth of expertise and knowledge to help my patients in health and healing.
As a herbalist, the medicines I use for my patients are just herbs - no animal products, and no endangered species. I will spend about an hour with a patient finding out what their health problem is, when it started and what their health is like generally. No two people are the same, so it seems obvious to me (and other herbalists) that no two people will need the same treatment to get well. So after exploring a person’s health, I make up a prescription of medicinal plants just for that person. I use about 200 different medicinal herbs in my dispensary.
Herbalists are often asked to help with the management of a wide range of health conditions such as the following:
* Allergies and food intolerances
* Asthma and respiratory disorders
* Autoimmune conditions
* Arthritis & rheumatism
* Cardiovascular health
* Children’s ailments
* Cholesterol & blood pressure management
* Cystitis & urinary disorders
* Digestive & bowel disorders
* Eczema, psoriasis & skin conditions
* Female health & wellness
* Fatigue syndromes such as CFS and ME
* Headaches & migraines
* Infections & immune problems
* Men's health issues
* Metabolic syndrome (Syndrome X)
* Stress, anxiety & emotional problems
* Sleep problems
* Vascular disorders
And Many More……….
Laura Stannard is qualified and trained to know about any potential herb/drug interactions and can advise on the safety of taking herbal medicines alongside your conventional medication.
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