Amparo Aracil, MSc BSc (Herbal Medicine)
01382688575 / 07842744660
Amparo is an experienced registered medical herbalist who is training to become a medical doctor at the School of Medicine of the University of Dundee. She prescribes effective herbal remedies safely, and also gives nutritional, emotional and lifestyle advice.
Herbal medicine is the use of plant-based medicines to help restore health and well-being. Amparo is experienced with a wide range of conditions, from the most common ailments to more complex pathologies.
Herbal medicine is for all ages and it has something to offer at all stages of life. The whole plant is used rather than an isolate preparation, to balance the body’s ailments in every respect and not just address a specific symptom.
Examples of conditions seen by medical herbalists include:
- Anxiety, stress and mild depression
- Inflammation, arthritis, osteoarthritis
- Poor immunity
- Common cold, influenza A and B, uncomplicated respiratory tract infections
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels
- Poor circulation
- Digestive problems (e.g. dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome)
- Skin conditions (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections)
- Cystitis and irritable bladders
- Premenstrual syndrome, painful periods
- Menopausal symptoms
- Prostate enlargement
Consultations and treatment
During the initial consultation all aspects of the patient’s health are investigated and a clinical examination is carried out before a diagnosis is made and treatment prescribed. It is essential to discover the underlying causes of the disease rather than merely treating the presenting symptoms.
The herbal remedies prescribed are usually in liquid form as a simple tincture or a combination of specific herbs. Tablets or capsules are also used, and occasionally a dried herb with which to make infusions. Herbs are also made up into creams and lotions for external application.
If ongoing support is required, follow-up consultations normally take place every 2 to 6 weeks.
Each subsequent visit provides an opportunity to assess progress, evaluate responses and explore new contexts. These consultations are especially useful in chronic or complex conditions where repeated reviews can facilitate a growing insight.
In between visits, as the medicine is used up, the patient simply telephones or writes to discuss progress or request further supply. Medicines sent the same day by 1st Class post normally arrive the next morning.
Training, qualifications & experience
Amparo is a qualified medical herbalist who combines traditional systems of understanding together with the latest scientific research to provide the best possible quality service to her patients. Amparo has a BSc in Herbal Medicine (University of Westminster) and an MSc in Global Health (University of Barcelona). After graduating, Amparo worked as a full-time medical herbalist at the prestigious Hydes Herbal Clinic in Leicester, a clinic with 106 years of continual practice serving the public.
Amparo is currently training to be a medical doctor at the School of Medicine in the University of Dundee. This training is furthering her knowledge of health and disease and equipping her with the tools and skills to improve diagnostics.
Amparo has launched MEDICIPLANT with the idea of making herbal medicine as accessible as possible to people
Amparo’s understanding of skin conditions is evident in her thesis “Exploring therapeutic approaches of Western Medical Herbalists to Acne vulgaris.” which was presented at the Spices and Medicine Conference 2013 and in the National Institute of Medical Herbalists Conference 2013. Already published as an abstract, her study will appear soon in a peer reviewed Journal.
Amparo worked as an intern in the NHS researching awareness of Diabetes in the local population of Bexley to inform service development. She is the co-author of the paper “Evaluation of the attitudes of high risk communities towards diabetes risk factors in the London Borough of Bexley” which was published in the Diabetes UK 2013 Conference.
Her latest research at the Cardiology Department in the University of Dundee explores the genetics of aortic stenosis and associated left ventricular hypertrophy and heart failure.
Amparo is a Registered Medical Herbalist, member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP) and the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
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First consultation: £65
Follow up consultation: £45
Short follow up consultation: £35
Please enquire about fees of telephone and/or Skype consultations as they might differ
All medicines dispensed are organic high quality herbal remedies, individually prescribed to meet the patient's needs.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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