Welcome to HerbaWell
What is Western Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine. Medicinal plants contain an abundance of active constituents that synergistically work in the body to treat various conditions. Herbal medicine is especially beneficial as a preventative measure, strengthening and stimulating the body’s normal functions and gently restoring equilibrium, it is equally effective in treating chronic health conditions. Herbs can be prescribed and taken in various forms such as a tincture (an alcoholic extract of a herb), a tea, a capsule or topically as a cream, but there are also other forms. Herbs that are prescribed by your herbalist are specific to your individual requirements. Herbal medicine is personalised medicine.
In Western Herbal Medicine practice, you’re treated holistically; the aim is always to find out the root cause of the illness and not just provide symptomatic relief, as often happens in orthodox medicine. This also includes mindset. Herbal medicine can also offer symptomatic relief, although commonly, this is the start point of your holistic health journey. In Western Herbal Medicine a long-standing tradition is met by modern science, as more and more research is being done on medicinal plants. Herbal medicine, when taken correctly is safe and can be taken together with prescription medicine. A trained medical herbalist will always check that there are no interactions between your herbs and orthodox medicine.
What is a Medical herbalist?
A medical herbalist is a trained health professional, usually at the university level, with knowledge about physiology, anatomy and clinical skills. Western medical herbalists integrate conventional medical skills with the traditional use of plant medicine and the latest scientific knowledge of herbs. Herbalists take a thorough case history and will provide a holistic management plan that includes lifestyle and nutritional guidance specific to your needs. Western medical herbalists are trained to check herb-drug interaction and contraindications for the client’s safety. Medical herbalists are also trained to know their limits and make referrals to GP’s or other health professionals when appropriate.
mental & physical performance
Difficulty falling asleep
Difficulty staying asleep
Why work with me
- I will have time to listen to your health story with empathy and then find a natural solution unique to your needs.
- Based on your case the medicine will treat the root cause not just symptoms.
- You will receive a personalised prescription that is unique to your needs. All people are different, so why should the treatment plans be the same?
- The medicine comes from nature, is sustainably sourced and is safe and effective.
- Herbal Medicine works alongside orthodox medicine. I am trained to look out for interactions between medicines. This is especially important for chronic diseases.
- You participate and are in charge of your own get-well health strategies and learn wellness tips along the way.
- You will find your sweet spot for your optimal wellbeing.
Areas of Special Interest
Stress can play havoc on our mental and physical health. Sometimes we don't even know we're stressed but when the body and mind will start sending signals for help, it's time to take action! Or better yet, have daily practices in place to help you get off the stress rollercoaster.
Sleep issues & insomnia
Sleep is so important for our overall wellbeing, but so many people are having problems either falling asleep or staying asleep.
There are natural remedies that can help you on your journey to restful slumber.
"All disease begins in the gut" Hippocrates, the father of medicine
Gut issues respond well to herbal treatment whether you're suffering from IBS, reflux, flatulence or other digestive problems.
Thyroid problems, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease to name a few
“Just a quick note to say thank you! Your sleep medicine (or the magic potion as I like to call it) works like a dream. Pun intended 🙂 After about a week I noticed it was starting to help and I was getting a little more than my usual four hours. But now I’ve taken it for five weeks I’m sleeping six hours straight, which is a miracle for me. I know it takes time to get to the elusive eight hours but as you said take one night at the time, and each extra minute is a win.”
My daughter has been transformed
I’ve been giving herbal remedies that Kaidi prescribed to my daughter for about 6 months now, and the results are amazing. She’s like a different child now! She’s chilled out, and we haven’t had any dramas for ages. She used to be very restless and could not concentrate, and her teacher raised concerns that she couldn’t focus and sit through carpet time. I was worried that she might have ADHD and was a bit freaked out about it. So I reached out to Kaidi to see if there are any natural solutions. She calmed me down that it’s better not to self-diagnose without a proper medical assessment but assured me that there are herbs that help to be more focused and calm. So after the consultation, she sent me the herbal medicine. Initially it was quite difficult to get her to take it, so I now try to hide it in her food/drink. I already noticed a change after a couple of weeks but now, 6 months in, it’s amazing. My daughter has been transformed. Thank you!