11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

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Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is medicine made from plants, either the whole plant or sometimes parts of it, for example leaves, flowers, roots or bark. It has been the main source of medicine used by people for thousands of years. Medical herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. They hold a BSc degree or equivalent in Herbal Medicine, and have studied orthodox medicine as well as plant medicine. Herbalists take a holistic approach to illness, and treat the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. They are able to prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other medication and treatments.

On-Line Sessions

Ruth is offering free 15-minute mini-consultations on the phone, and also more in-depth telephone or zoom consultations.Cost for in-depth sessions: £25.00 for half an hour and follow-ups, £40.00 for a full hour.Days and times flexible – either telephone or zoom. Payment for first consultation in advance – send Ruth an email.Where possible she can post prescriptions (payment via BACS or cheque in advance) or send the prescription to Neal’s Yard for postage or collection.Tel: 07986825699 (if answer machine leave a message)

Herbal medicine is the use of whole plant extracts to help treat the symptoms and causes of ill-health. It was the main form of health care in Europe until the advent of pharmaceutical drugs. There is evidence of plants being used as medicine dating back thousands of years, and in many parts of the world people still largely depend on medicinal plants. Modern herbal medicine combines traditional knowledge and practice with scientific research into the therapeutic effects of plant medicine.

I trained in Western Herbal Medicine for four years, graduating with a BSc in Herbal Medicine, and was given an award for best final year student. My training included orthodox medical skills, clinical practice and a detailed knowledge of medicinal plants. I have been in practice for nearly ten years, and have gained a wealth of experience in helping people with a wide range of both acute and long-term illness.

Neal’s Yard in Bath has a extensive selection of medicinal tinctures and dried herbs, which can be dispensed in the shop. If you are looking for help with first aid for minor ailments, you can have a short chat with me in private, and where possible I can write a prescription for you. If your condition is more complex I advise a consultation. If you are taking prescribed drugs, I choose herbs which do not interact with your medication.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine (2011) – Upper Second Class Honours

Professional Bodies

National Institute of Medical Herbalists (Member)

Royal Society of Medicine (Senior Associate Member)

Days at Neal’s Yard

Ruth will be retuning to the clinic next year but do see her online/phone consultation offering above.

Contact

Book an appointment via NYR

Or email Ruth direct on ruthbaker.herbalist@gmail.com or call her on 0798 682 5699

Website

https://www.nimh.org.uk/home

 

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Giacomo was born and grew up in the North-East of Italy. He moved to UK in 2014 to begin his studies in Herbal Medicine. He graduated in Herbal Medicine BSc(Hons) at the University of Lincoln in 2017 and then moved Bristol to attain a diploma in Holistic massage at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork in 2018.
In September 2019 he designed a unique way to combine Herbal Medicine and Bodywork which he called Naturopathic Massage Therapy (NMT). NMT focuses on treating musculoskeletal and neurological conditions holistically using manual therapy, nutritional/ lifestyle advice and medicinal herbs as therapeutic tools.
In his bodywork curriculum, Giacomo has been working with a large variety of ailments varying from trauma/tissue dysfunction such as sport injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, postural complications, neurological and pain disorders to psychologically-derived ailments such as stress, anxiety and chronic emotional tension; This background allowed him to develop a typology of bodywork which is both specific/remedial and intuitive/holistic.
Giacomo is currently undertaking a diploma course in Sport and Remedial massage at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork. Among his other qualifications he holds a certificate in Facial Acupressure, Complete Manual Therapy and FREC3 First aid.
Giacomo is member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Qualifications

-BSc (Hons) Herbal medicine – Lincoln University 2017
-Dip Holistic Massage – BCMB 2018
-CPD Facial acupressure – BCMB 2019
-CPD Complete Manual Therapy – Royal United Hospital Bath – 2019

Professional Bodies

-National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NMH)
-Massage Training Institute (MTI)

Website

Days at Neal’s Yard

Thursday Evenings from 6.30pm