Katherine took a foundation course in Herbal Medicine with the College of Phytotherapy Practitioners, and then directly followed into a part-time BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, obtaining first class honours. This accredited degree allows her to be a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, which regulates UK herbalists in line with HPC guidelines for professional healthcare practice.
Core curriculum for qualification, in line with HPC guidance and the European Herbal Association, now has to include human and clinical sciences, nutrition, plant chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognoscy and dispensing, practitioner development and ethics, research methods, an OSCE exam (physical examination), and 500 hours clinical practice.
I chose to study Western Herbal Medicine because it made sense to me on so many levels - to safeguard our knowledge of our own herbal traditions and heritage; because it makes sense to treat people holistically as well as symptomatically; because the scope of herbal treatment is amazing; and because there are so many gaps in our healthcare system which we can fill well. I loved doing the research but also the practicalities of applying the knowledge to help people and connect with the herbs all around us. I also want to prove our valuable contribution by working along side NHS healthcare practitioners.
The Linden tree is a valuable medicinal herb, Tilia Europea, which we use as a mild sedative; Linden is also a family name for me - so a perfect clinic name!
Linden Herbal Medicine Clinic operates out of:
Stevenage Chiropractic Clinic
High Street, SG1 (Wednesday)
Bedford Consulting Rooms (Friday,Sunday)
4, Goldington Road, Bedford
COMING SOON: to Croxley Green - http://rehabwalk.co.uk/
Home visits available.
For an informal screening chat and to book an appointment, please call Katherine direct: