Vicky Chown provides one-to-one, in-depth herbal consultations for health and skincare. If you wish to book an appointment, please call

07789 503 614 or email

How does Herbal Medicine Work?

Herbal medicine is a holistic practice that uses the phytochemical constituents found in herbs along with changes in nutrition and lifestyle to support health.

How is Herbal Medicine Different?

Herbal medicine aims to bring a state of balance to a dis-eased system. It is a holistic form of medicine that takes all areas of health and lifestyle issues into account aiming to target underlying conditions instead of simply treating symptoms.

A good example of this is a patient suffering from headaches. The usual treatment would be to take a painkiller. However, headaches can have a myriad of causes E.g; dehydration, hormonal imbalance, posture, stress, muscle spasm, sinusitis, IBS. A herbalist would try to understand the cause and undertake a thorough examination of the patient, taking into account the status of the body systems, diet and lifestyle before suggesting changes and herbs.

What to Expect from Your First Consultation

Your first consultation with a herbalist will take 90 minutes. During this time the herbalist will take a full history of your health, including past medical history, family health, allergies, diet and lifestyle. After this there may be an physical examination if necessary. Your herbalist will then make a diagnosis and treatment plan especially tailored to you. Your prescription will then be sent to you. Herbs may be administered in a variety of forms including teas, creams, syrups and tinctures (herbs extracted in alcohol). 

Herbal medicine Consultations

First appointment 90 minutes £60

Follow-up appointments 60 minutes £40

If you are on a low income, concessions can be arranged.