Chinese Herbal Medicine

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE, takes a holistic view of health and well-being:

Rather than focusing on the surface level and treating individual symptoms alone, the approach seeks to establish the root cause of underlying problems so that overall balance and harmony can be restored.

Herbal medicines harness the interactions between different compounds found in herbs to treat illness. Herbs can act on the body as powerfully as pharmaceutical drugs and should be treated with the same caution and respect.

Nearly 500 different plants are used in Chinese herbal medicine – including roots, stems, flowers, leaves and barks, alongside some plant-base materials, such as resins.


Before prescribing Chinese herbal medicine, I will make a comprehensive assessment of your general health, including diet and lifestyle factors, your medical history and any symptoms or issues you wish to address. As part of the
Chinese medical diagnosis, I will also look at your tongue and take a reading of your pulse.

At the end of this assessment, I will be able to establish if Chinese herbal medicine is suitable for you and what to expect in terms of improved symptoms. I will then prescribe a bespoke blend of Chinese medicinal herbs to address the
health issues raised, which normally includes between 5-20 different herbs.

Each patient and condition is different, so my herbal prescriptions are highly tailored to meet your individual needs.

Chinese herbal medicine is suitable for anyone looking for a natural way to restore their health and well-being. You will always be asked for a list of any medications or supplements you are taking so we can advise you on appropriate treatments.

Chinese medicinal herbs are usually prescribed to be taken orally on a daily basis, but some are available as granulated extracts or as dried whole herbs. With dermatological issues such as eczema or for painful muscoskeletal conditions
such as arthritis, herbs may be prescribed for external use as a creams, ointments, wash or bath soak.

Side-effects are uncommon in Chinese herbal medicine if you follow the prescribed dosage. However, as your body adjusts to the herbs, you may experience minor digestive issues such as temporary nausea or changes to bowel
movements. If this occurs, it’s important to rest and stay hydrated until the issue passes – usually within a day or so as your body rebalances itself.

All of our herbs are plant-based and are free from animal products. I only use herbs from suppliers approved by RCHM.

First consultation
£65 - 90 mins

Follow up sessions
£45 - 60 mins

The cost of herbs:
Prescribed herbal formula - the average cost per day is £2.60 - £3.60
Tincture 21 days treatment - £24.50

Alongside herbal medicine, you may also receive Acupuncture, Tuina, and Guasha treatment and dietary advice to improve your general health and create the most optimal environment for the healing process. These treatments are included in my herbal medicine treatment fee.

To book an appointment please call the centre on: 01432 342 342 or email us at:

Therapists who offer this therapy

Rafal Gierula