Amanda Newman

Newman’s Natural Healthcare

Medical Herbalist, BSc (Hons), MNIMH & Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Most people know that to be healthy you need to eat healthy food and exercise, yet developed countries have increasing rates of disease, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression.  Why?  The answer is partly because knowing you should eat healthy foods and exercise, are not the same as knowing howto.  I create a supportive environment and guide you to find food and lifestyle choices that best support you.  I will also help you make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.

I have always been interested in healthy living, learning for pleasure to help my family long before I decided to become a Medical Herbalist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.  In my practice, I use elements of both disciplines to help my patients reach their health goals and improve their quality of life.

What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal Medicine is medicine sourced from plants and is recognised as the oldest and most widely used system of medicine on Earth.  Considered holistic and integrative, Herbal Medicine aims to treat the cause of an illness and restore good health, rather than treat a symptom.

What can Herbal Medicine help with?

A medical herbalist can treat many of the same health concerns a GP treats, so it is impossible to list everything!  However, listed below are some commonly presented conditions. People using pharmaceutical medication can still use herbal medicine under the care of a qualified Medical Herbalist.

  • Digestive complaints including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, bloating, Irritable Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis).
  • Skin complaints such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
  • Musculo-skeletal complaints including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Respiratory conditions.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Stress and emotional issues.
  • Weight management.

Training

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine with First Class Honours from the University of Westminster.  This training included the study of:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Biochemistry and phytochemistry
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Clinical Skills
  • Dietetics and Dietetic Therapy
  • Materia medica
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology

Consultations

The first visit usually takes an hour, although complex cases may take longer. We will discuss your current health concerns, aims and health history.  Your weight and blood pressure will be checked and if necessary, a physical examination is carried out. A personalised herbal medicine prescription will be formulated especially for you and is sent via recorded delivery.  The first follow up consultation is usually two weeks later, then typically every four weeks.  These appointments enable me to check your progress and make adjustments to the prescription if necessary.

Amanda’s Treatments & Prices

To book a consultation, please email newmansnaturalhealthcare@hotmail.com or text 07948 296 013 quoting “Consultation request” and your name.