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You can find more about each one by clicking on the links below: ADVERTISE your THERAPY PRACTICE... Add your practice details to our Therapist’s Directory today, and see the difference it can make to your client base.. Click Here to find out more.. Further Info... Want to find out more?  If you need more in-depth information on therapies or healing modalities, such as how they’re regulated, current research/ clinical trials, how they actually work, which types are recommended for which conditions etc., please visit our Useful Contacts page, where we’ve listed most of the national therapy and healing organisations, councils, associations and other professional bodies, along with their websites, to help you easily find what you need. If you’re looking for training in Holistic Therapies or Healing, also see our North West Events Diary  and Courses, Workshops & Retreats Directory  for forthcoming advertised Courses or Workshops. Disclaimer: Our Holistic Therapists’ Directory is designed to provide advertising space where holistic health professionals and healers can promote their work online. Whilst we try to maintain a good standard of listings on the site, the fact that a therapist or practitioner's details are on display, does not imply any personal or professional recommendation by us (Holistic Promotions). We accept the details offered to us by each practitioner in good faith - that includes their therapy qualifications, memberships/ registrations etc. Each of our listed practitioners should be happy to provide evidence of their stated qualifications & professional memberships, plus relevant insurance cover if required - which we suggest you ask to see at the first appointment or sooner, for your own peace of mind. We are not responsible for any actions, behaviour or claims made by the therapists/ practitioners listed on this site. Information about therapies shown in our Therapists’ Directory is for general interest and guidance only, and is not intended to replace professional healthcare advice. Although a basic guide to each therapy is included for reference, we do not offer a general information service, and are unable to answer inquiries about specific therapies, health conditions, or recommend any types of treatment etc.  If you need further information about any therapies or healing modalities, please contact the relevant listed practitioners, or the therapy specific Associations, Councils or Regulatory bodies - most of which you will find listed on our Useful Contacts page. As the oldest form of medicine, Herbalism has been used all over the world for centuries, and is now also widely used in the UK. Modern medical herbalism combines centuries of knowledge with the newest scientific research. Herbalists acknowledge that plants are complex organisms, made up of numerous active ingredients that can aid healing, all of which interact with each other in a balanced way. Conventional pharmaceutical medicine on the other hand, concentrates on identifying and extracting one single active ingredient from a plant, then chemically manufacturing it on a large scale, in laboratory conditions. Isolated from the rest of the plant's ingredients, it is thought to affect and unbalance the plant's natural healing properties, which may result in unwanted side effects. Herbal medicines therefore, are made up from whole plants, which are then combined into different remedies to suit many types of conditions. Medical herbalists today undergo extensive training and will use the same diagnostic skills as a doctor, but take a more holistic approach. As with other complementary therapies, herbalism aims to help the body heal itself by treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. A consultation with a herbalist will usually start with them asking you about your medical history and background, lifestyle, and if you are currently taking any medication. They will then prescribe one or more herbal preparations for your specific needs. Because remedies are tailored to each person individually, different people might not be prescribed the same remedy for the same complaint. These preparations can be given in various ways - as syrups, creams, tinctures, capsules or infusions to drink in the form of tea or juices. Herbal medicine can not only be used to treat most conditions and restore health, but can also help to rebalance the body's energy systems, and can be used as a preventative measure to maintain optimum health and happiness. As well as in modern Western herbalism, the use of herbs is also incorporated in other holistic disciplines, such as Naturopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. To Search for a Medical Herbalist or Practitioner in the North West, please go to our Holistic Therapists’ Directory Listings Our Therapists’ Directory covers these North West areas:  Cumbria, Lancashire, Gtr Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Wirral & North Wales. You may also like to try: Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Detox Therapies Find Herbal Medicine Practitioners & Herbalists in the North West UK: