Herbal Medicine - Heidi Nisbett
Welcome to Billericay Herbal Medicine - at present I am taking online consultations!
I am Heidi, a fully qualified medical herbalist usually practising in Billericay and Chelmsford, Essex. However, as I'm now taking patients on Zoom, I can see people who are less local - and once I'm back in clinic I will continue to see people online who are too far away or don't feel comfortable coming out.
Medical herbalists approach illness in a holistic way - we look for the underlying cause of the ailment rather than just getting rid of the symptoms. No two patients are the same and I spend considerable time getting to know the person so I can prescribe a bespoke mixture of herbs.
Please have a look at my website and contact me if you have any queries - I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your health!
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Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)
BSc (Hons) Psychology
1992-2000 Dispenser and counter assistant, Firmcroft Pharmacy, Billericay
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) is the UK's leading professional body representing herbal practitioners. The Institute is self-regulating and is run on a voluntary basis. The Institute maintains a register of individual members, sets the profession's educational standards and runs an accreditation system for training establishments, maintains mandatory programmes of professional development, provides codes of conduct, ethics and practice, has a complaints mechanism and disciplinary procedures, represents the profession, patients and the public through participation in external processes such as regulation of the profession and herbal medicine.
Other available therapies
Specialise in depression, low mood, anxiety and stress.
Usually weekdays, some evenings - please ask as I can be flexible!
Herbs can be effective in many conditions normally treated by your GP or over the counter at your local pharmacy. They can be especially helpful in chronic (long-term) conditions. I certainly don’t believe they are an alternative to drugs in severe or life-threatening conditions but I am more than happy to work alongside your consultant/GP to see if we can help your general health or ease side effects.
Digestion: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn/reflux, constipation, stomach ulcers, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis;
Skin: eczema, psoriasis, acne;
Allergies/respiratory: lung issues, hayfever, asthma, bronchitis, coughs/colds, sinusitis;
Energy/fatigue/wellness: long Covid, recovery from illness, insomnia, ME, post viral fatigue, “always getting ill”, staying in tip top condition for sport, work, studying or life in general!
Emotional/nervous system: Stress, migraine, headaches, depression, anxiety, Parkinsons, memory issues, "brain fog";
Hormones: type 2 diabetes, thyroid issues, BPH (enlarged prostate), PMT, painful/heavy/irregular periods, menopause, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), urinary tract infections, fertility, enodmetriosis;
Joints/bones/muscles: Arthritis (rheumatoid and osteo-), sports injuries, tendon/ligament issues, Lupus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis, gout, fibromyalgia;
Cancer support: nausea, sleep issues, skin reactions from radiotherapy, support during/after chemo;
Heart and circulation: high blood pressure and cholesterol, varicose veins, some heart conditions, “poor circulation”;
...and many more!