Herbal Medicine

  • acupuncture

    Acupuncture is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & often is prescribed in combination with Chinese Dietary Therapy, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese Exercise therapy (QiGong).

  • With this medicines safety now in question, in the light of recent scientific evidence that it poses increased risk of heart attack, it seems that the medicine's regulator may be putting the interests of the drugs industry before patients.

  • adrenal exhaustion

    Adrenal exhaustion is the term used to describe the state when adrenal glands are exhausted and unable to produce adequate quantities of hormones, primarily the glucocorticoid cortisol, and adrenalin produced in the adrenal medulla. From a naturopathic perspective, all hormones are not made from thin air. Everything in the body requires nutritional precursors in the form of vitamins and minerals. Unlike doctors, naturopaths believe in insufficiency of nutritional precursors to these hormones due to poor diet, stress, chronic disease etc. This leads to the inability of the body to produce stress hormones resulting in adrenal exhaustion and symptoms thereof. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can treat this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.

  • sperm and egg

    PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders and is a leading causes of female infertility. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can address the causes of PCOS and treat the symptoms of this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.

  • naturopathy image

    Naturopathy is a whole medical system combining an array of natural therapies to support healing & maintain health. Naturopaths aim to treat the underlying causes of illness & disease. The core principle of "healing through nature" guides the naturopath’s use of nutrition, dietary counselling, herbal medicine, manual therapies, flower essences, lifestyle education & homeopathy.


  • This is an article about preparing for Ebola. Whilst I am not a "prepper", I do believe in the 7 Ps, a British Army adage for Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.


  • Dengue fever also known as "break-bone fever", a disease of the tropics caused by a virus called Flavivirus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle & joint pains & a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles.

  • tropical disease

    In light if global warming and the increase in resistance of tropical disease to current pharmacological treatments, traditional medicine has an increasing role to play in the prevention, treatment and control of tropical disease.