Laura Stannard, FNIMH
Witch hazel or Hamamelis virginiana (top) and Bogbean or Menyanthes trifoliata (below)
I am a fully qualified Medical Herbalist and provide holistic healthcare using medicinal herbs for the entire family.
I work with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
I qualified as a herbalist in 1994 and have been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since then. For over 15 years I worked in Somerset before moving to the Cheshire/Staffordshire/Shropshire border in 2009.
Medical Herbalists are trained in diagnostic skills, can use a wide range of medicinal plants, and are also able to recognise when a condition is best referred to other healthcare practitioners.
My philosophy is that life is to be enjoyed. It is difficult to enjoy life when a health problem gets in the way.
In my practice I work to help my patients understand their health issues so they can get well, stay well and continue to be as healthy as they can. I aim to help my patients take all the measures they can to help them to enjoy as healthy life as possible.
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including herbal medicine and nutritional advice, with advice on diet and lifestyle. I have a wide breadth of expertise and knowledge to help my patients in health and healing.
As a herbalist, the medicines I use for my patients are just herbs - no animal products, and no endangered species. I will spend about an hour with a patient finding out what their health problem is, when it started and what their health is like generally. No two people are the same, so it seems obvious to me (and other herbalists) that no two people will need the same treatment to get well. So after exploring a person’s health, I make up a prescription of medicinal plants just for that person. I use about 200 different medicinal herbs in my dispensary.
Laura Stannard is qualified and trained to know about any potential herb/drug interactions and can advise on the safety of taking herbal medicines alongside your conventional medication.
To book an appointment or make an enquiry telephone 01782 751838 or 07981 235048.