My Name is Jayne Milner, BSY (A.HERB), BSc Herbal Medicine (HONS). I am a Qualified Medical Herbalist,
a Reiki Practitioner and Aromatherapist.
I have decided not to open a Shop or Office based practice,
as this would force the prices of stock and overall costs to restrict the availability and access to anyone who wishes to
utilise my services.
Therefore, it is with great joy and family pride, that can now state that I have finished with
my initial education and have attained my degree to become a Batchelor of Science with Honours to become a Qualified Medical
Herbalist -So what does that acually mean....... Well! it means that I am trained in diagnostics as well as Herbal Medicine
and, I can also give suggested changes on lifestyle choices and nutritional assistance. It is with this in mind, that
I utilise a proactive and holistic approach to your heathcare.
It is a bit of misnoma
that all medicine is safe - it is all in the dosage.....and so it is with herbal medicine. It is in the dosage you take,
which needs to be at a correct level for you and your ilness or 'dis-ease', which is where we get the word disease
from..... that (to explain in simple terms) causes the body to feel supported enough with enough resourses to cause healing
to take place. There is little in the way of masking symptoms, but encouraging the body to wellness with the reasourses
it is requires. Some may find that by taking on this holistic approach, it gets worse before it gets better. Additionally,
the time frame for this 'healing cirisis' can be between one to four weeks after the regimen begins and this can prove
off-putting and doesn't happen in most cases. If you decide to continue with herbal medicine, then it can be af
great benefit in certain ailments and conditions.
A wonderful tutor once said to me 'the only thing you can
cure is bacon' and so it goes with medicine of any type. Historically, the renown physician Paracelcus in the 16th
centruy claimed that 'the art of a good physician is to distract the patient long enough for nature to do her work'.
Both these statements are true in their own way. The fascinating thing about herbal medicine is that, the chemical properties
plants have, boulster the bodies own reserves when they become depleated and so, by ingesting these chemicals, it facilitates
subtle changes in the body's own chemisty and it is these changes that can have an overall positive effect.
example, Yarrow (Achillea millifolium) has been used from stopping bleeding in cuts - to help with circulating blood to the
extremities. Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) has been used for heart issues - now known to act as a calcium and postassium
beta blocker. Corn Silk (Zea Maize) is used as a delucent for the bladder, which can sooth irritation. Hyssop
(Hyssopus officinalis) was at one time used to spinkle holy water onto the congegation at church, but used today as one of
the herbs for opening up the lungs, especially if there is constriction (asthma) or congestion (say after a bad cold) and
it is also used for it's more etheral uses too. Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) has been known for hundres of years
as knitbone and for good reason. Comfrey increases bone cell production but like other herbs in the herbalist's
repertoire, historically, little was known how it worked, they just knew if it worked for a certain condition, they used it.
Now, we have access to modern science to check out what some of these plants do - we can actually verify what these plants
do and in most cases - find out how the chemicals in them work and what they are good for!
I love nature - thousands
of years in the making - amazing!!!
These are just a few of natures medicines like us - every changing to keep
So if you are interested to know more, than get in touch and book a consultation today!
areas of expertise:
I also lecture on the History of Medicine to the general public and have been involved
in historical recreation and as a multi-period specific interpretor for the last 20 years. I own a huge variety of items
for 'show and tell' and talk on a variety of subjects; from historical surgery, to the role and duty/practice of the
physic (doctor), roles of a wise women, including a wide range of recipes used over the centuries. I also cover topics
Aspects of Witch Craft and the corruption of the term
General interpretation of women's
roles in society; How these roles have been perceived and have changed through the ages
Herbal lore (some
majickal and medical uses)
Women's roles in medicine
Introduction of Persian
Practical application and understanding of early anaesthetics
Anatomical understanding throughout
And so much more