About Me

About Me

Prior to opening the apothecary Wendy worked for six years as the medical herbalist for a NHS pharmacy. During this time she  established a large client base. Her time working in an NHS pharmacy gave her a better understanding and knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs and possible interactions with herbal medicines. It also underpinned her knowledge of the efficacy of herbal medicines in getting to the root cause of disease not, simply to treat the symptoms. This is the ethos of herbal medicine. Wendy works in a holistic manner, reviewing the entire body rather than just looking at various body systems in isolation. Holistic approaches take into account the individual's emotional state as this impacts on health and well being. Additionally, diet and lifestyle is considered along with the use of herbal medication. Treatment from a medical herbalist puts emphasis upon the individual's role in achieving radiant health, it should be considered a team effort between herbalist and patient. After all, the individual knows his/her own body and emotional state better than any health care worker can.