Herbal medicine is a natural and convenient alternative to conventional medicine that works as a real solution to health problems (rather than just simply suppressing or controlling the symptoms).

Allís thatís required is for you to take just 1 teaspoon of your specially personalised herbal formula a few times a day to address your particular health concerns. Easy to fit into the busiest days!

What are the benefits of herbal medicine
  • Herbalists strive to understand the cause of disease in the body and address this underlying cause as well as the symptoms created.
  • Scientific research into medicinal plants has corroborating centuries of effective use.
  • Herbal medicine is a synergistic approach to health-care, combining the best of science, medicine and nature into a personalised, holistic natural medicine solution for you and your family.
  • Herbalists believe that there is a perfect balance found naturally in whole parts of plants which ensures absorption and utilisation of the necessary constituents into the body.
  • Herbalists are trained to be aware of possible herb-drug interactions and can therefore work in conjunction with conventional medicine where necessary.
  • An individual prescription is specially blended for each patient.
  • The herbs used are thoroughly tested against contamination, are organically grown and ethically harvested
What does herbal medicine treat?

Herbal medicine can be used for almost any condition, whether itís arisen recently (such as a cold) or is chronic (e.g. long standing back pain or I.B.S). It can be used alone or alongside conventional medicine and other therapies and is suitable for all ages.

An example of a range of conditions which can be treated with herbal medicine includes (but in not limited to the following):

Digestive disorders
Headaches & Migraines
Hormonal conditions
Joint problems
Recurrent infections
Stress, Anxiety & mild depression
Skin conditions
Urinary disorders
Womenís health problems
Inherited conditions
diseases associated with ageing
complex chronic conditions such as auto-immune disease
What happens during a consultation?

The first visit with Anne will last approximately 1 hour. During this time Anne will be asking you in detail about your all round health, for example about the systems of the body, your diet and lifestyle and family history of similar health issues.

She will also examine your pulse and tongue, (using her traditional Chinese medicine training in diagnostics).

Some of these questions and investigations may not seem directly relevant to the issue that youíve come to address. But they are actually crucial in providing a very comprehensive picture of your overall health Ė physical mental and emotional and indicate which factors may be unsuspectingly contributing to your central complaint.

You will then be able to collect your herbal medicine formula the next day from Anne (as the herbal dispensary is in Anneís South William Street premises).

A follow up session, (typically scheduled 3 weeks later for chronic conditions), will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and will include a review of the situation, individualised dietary and homecare holistic advice relevant to your health condition and the creation of a follow up bottle where required.

Contact details

Anneís phone number is 087 624 9555. Call Anne for a no-obligation chat about how herbal medicine, can help yourself your family or friends. Alternatively Anne can be contacted by e-mail at annehughes@live.ie.

Further details of her holistic practice are available at Anneís website; well-being-dublin.com and her facebook page; facebook.com/WellBeingDublin.


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