Herbal Medicine, also known as Phytotherapy, is the oldest form of healing. Mankind has turned to nature and in particular to herbal medicine to restore and maintain health and vitality. Herbs are nature's powerhouse of nutrients. Herbal Medicine is a gentle and effective way of restoring health and balance in the body. Herbs work on many levels including the emotional and spiritual to rebalance and heal. In Ireland we have a long tradition of Herbal Medicine practice. This tradition dates back to the 8th century and includes a large body of texts written in Irish.
The initial consultation takes approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes. A detailed assessment will take into account the following:
- The present complaint
- Information regarding investigations and tests previously undertaken
- Medical and surgical history
- Details of medications being taken
- Emotional well-being
An iridology assessment
The herbalist will assess this information and explain how the present imbalance of health has been reached. She will take into consideration constitution, levels and locations of toxicity and imbalances. The individual will be educated on diet and nutrition, exercise, naturopathic techniques, lifestyle changes and a herbal formulae will be prescibed.
How Herbs are Administered
A unique formula is specifically prepared using organic herbs where possible. They may be administered in the form of tinctures, teas, capsules, powders, decoctions, fomentations and ointments etc. In contrast to modern pharmaceutical preparations, herbs, when prescribed properly and administered in their whole state, have no side effects.
Who can be Treated?
Ciara succesfully treats a wide variety of people with illnesses and diseases that can be treated with modern medicine, ranging from minor ailments to serious health challenges. People who consult her often want a natural and effective approach to their health without side-effects. Skin conditions, sub-fertility and pre-conceptional care, menstrual and menopausal complaints, digestive disorders, insomnia, men's health and stress/exhaustion are some of the many conditions successfully treated by Ciara.
The individual will be advised by the herbalist when to return for a follow up appointment. This depends on the person and the condition being treated. Subsequent visits typically occur at intervals of 2-4 weeks.
I was on holiday in France and had a lot of phlegm and sinus congestion over there. After flying home my ears felt blocked and wouldn't pop. My doctor gave me antibiotics for a couple of weeks, but they didn't work. He sent me to a specialist who was going to operate and unblock them. My wife suggested I see Ciara. Ciara told me to cut out dairy and wheat and gave me herbs to drink. My ears popped after a few days and the paint went. I cancelled the operation and I've been feeling great ever since.
- BW, Malahide
I've been treated by Ciara in her Apothecary over the last 5 months for eczema that broke out on my face after having cleared up for a year through changing my diet. I was quite stressed and Ciara took as much care of my emotional as well as physical symptoms. She advise me on diet, prescribed herbs and was very supportive. My skin has completely cleared up.
- Sarah, Greystones
Oh my god they're fab! I have been taking two every night and they are absolutely brilliant! It's worked like a trick, have been doing all the other bit you recommended too and it's completely sorted out the bloating and distension and constipation. It's made a massive difference, I only realised this morning actually that my stomach hasn't been distended in tha past few days in a row which is practically unheard of. Thank you so much, they are amazing.
- K O'Reilly, Westmeath
We had been trying for three years to conceive and I had started taking clomid a few months beforehand to which I reacted to. A friend recommended I have a consultation with Ciara. Within four months I was pregnant and had a healthy baby boy!
When we decided to try for baby number two, we conceived within two months of starting on Ciara's herbal medicines. I cannot recommend her enough, the herbs are easy to take and inexpensive. Thanks to Ciara we have a happy healthy family.
- Helen, Louth