Welcome to the website of Christine Herbert
I am a herbalist, natural healer, iridologist and allergy therapist working in Norfolk, UK. I have been practising as a therapist since 1997 when I qualified as a herbalist, natural healer and iridologist (HNHI). I am a member, and past council member, of the Association of Master Herbalists (MAMH), and co-edit our professional journal. Together with two other herbalist friends, I organise the annual gathering for herbalists and herbal students - Herbfest www.herbfestuk.co.uk . Previously I worked as a biomedical scientist for the NHS for 18 years in haematology where I gained a Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS). I also worked for the Citizens Advice Bureau for a few years, and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies (BAHons).
I have completed studies in flower remedy therapy which I add to treatment where appropriate, and have studied Ayurvedic (Indian ) herbal medicine. I gained a diploma in Allergy Therapy in 2004 with The British Institute of Allergy and Environmental Therapy and have found this aspect of therapy to be very useful for most of my clients.
I am a GAPS practitioner - Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS)™ is a condition which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. This term was created by Dr Natasha Campbell–McBride, MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (human nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD⁄ADD), schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, obsessive –compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder and other neuro-psychological and psychiatric problems. For more information please see http://www.gaps.me/
Currently I practise mostly from home, seeing clients at my home based clinic where I also have an extensive herbal dispensary to hand. I have found my therapies to be very effective in treating many health problems, especially those related to the digestive tract and to hormonal problems, however I have yet to find a health problem that cannot at least be eased.
Many of the herbs I use are very easily grown in this country as I tend to prefer native herbs. The herbs I buy are from reputable companies who care about their products and are, wherever possible, organic or even biodynamically grown.
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