A herbal medicine is usually taken in liquid form as a mixture of tinctures. Tinctures are liquid extracts of herbs and a typical herbal medicine may contain up to nine. They are taken in small amounts and are very subtle but powerful in the way that they work. Typically the herbal medicine is taken as a 5ml dose (a teaspoonful) three times daily. Herbs may also be prescribed as tablets, capsules or as a tea.
In 2002 Andrew became Course Leader for Lincoln University’s degree in Herbal Medicine (B.Sc, (Hons) Herbal Medicine) and heads the development and implementation of the programme, having trained over 100 Medical Herbalists throughout the UK and abroad to professional practice level. Andrew’s approach, specialising in deeper issues both mentally and physically, attracts students from a wide variety of therapeutic areas, as well as complete beginners.
With expertise in the field of herbal medicine and transformative healing, he provides a specialist service for the deeper underlying issues involved with the mind, body and spirit. We acknowledge that a curative treatment for illness requires a sophisticated and complex understanding of dynamics and interactions within the body and that the mind and body cannot be separated.
We look beyond the symptoms of disease to the root causes to bring a restorative and curative resolution.
Andrew is committed to the continued development of herbal medicine as an academic discipline and in the maintenance of a high standard of professional practice, and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) was founded in 1864 and is the oldest professional body of herbal practitioners in the world. Members are professionally qualified to a high standard, are governed by a comprehensive Code of Ethics and are insured. They have the letters MNIMH after their name.