Chinese herbal medicine has an unbroken lineage of knowledge that has been passed down through ancient manuals that date back over 2,000 years. With a requirement for good and effective medicine, enlightened early herbalists devised sophisticated, formulas and a depth of understanding that remains unsurpassed.
It was these ancient texts that informed the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize winning work of Youyou Tu, who, by isolating the appropriate herb was able to develop the most effective anti-malarial medication to date.
Chinese herbal formulas typically comprise of 9-12 individual herbs. These formulas can be adapted a herb added/taken out to fit exactly what is needed by your body. Natalie forms the prescription based on the consultation and diagnosis, using skills which also include tongue and pulse taking.
For the herbs to be effective and good medicine, in an increasingly polluted world, it is essential that only the best quality product should be used.
For this she sources her herbs from a company that rigorously tests every single batch of herbs for over 400 contaminates (200 more than the organic standard), if a single test is failed the batch of herbs are rejected, providing a first class quality of herb for treatment. This ensures that only herbs of the highest quality are ever used for treatment.
The understanding of the breakdown and capabilities of each herb, passed down through the centuries, has led to the development of highly effective treatments for many seemingly stubborn conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, poly-cystic ovaries, fibroids, infertility, urinary disorders and hay fever.
The herbs can be prescribed in raw form, which the patient boils up themselves, or as granules and occasionally as capsules.