Medical Herbalism at Cliffs Chiropractic Chelmsford

A visit to a medical herbalist for many patients can be life changing. It is often their first experience of true holistic healthcare.

What is a Medical Herbalist?

Medical herbalists are health care providers who use plant based medicines to treat their patients. They are trained in Western orthodox medical diagnosis and have the right to primary diagnosis.

Medical herbalists who are registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) combine historical knowledge with the latest scientfic research. They will have trained for at least 3 years, will have received botanical and medical training and must adhere to a strict code of conduct.

Herbal medicine can be traced back to the start of human history.  With around 80% of the world’s population relying on herbal medicine as their primary healthcare and the demand for this form of medicine has never been greater.

Melanie Soomro – our experienced Medical Herbalist

Melanie is an experienced Medical Herbalist and has been practicing since she qualified in 1992. She has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalist since she qualified.

As a Medical Herbalist, Melanie is used to seeing all kind of patients. Regardless of age, whether newborn or elderly, a patient’s needs will change throughout their lives. Melanie’s approach as a herbalist is to always work in harmony with each patient’s body.

The medicines she uses are unique, however,  many of the herbs have been researched in depth. Other herbs have been used over long periods of time having been derived from many different cultures.

Melanie’s fascination with herbal medicine began in Chiropractic College. She struck up a friendship with a local herbalist and would join him as he foraged for fungi and trips to pick herbs and fruit to make medicines and sometimes wine!