Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Chinese Herbal Medicine is used all over the world for conditions that are difficult to treat, for chronic conditions and conditions that do not respond well to orthodox medicine. Chinese herbal medicine is also used in East Asia in the treatment of acute respiratory illnesses such as colds and flus and is increasingly supported by pharmacological research and clinical trials. The Chinese herb artemisia annua has been synthesized for the treatment of malaria.

The combination of acupuncture and herbs is highly effective and Simon Plant uses herbal medicine extensively for woman’s health, skin conditions and autoimmune conditions. Simon has access to over 300 herbs that are combined into unique prescriptions of up to 12 different herbs. Prescriptions are adjusted over time as patients respond to treatment.

Simon works closely with his suppliers to ensure that he uses only the highest quality herbs from suppliers who are approved by the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Simon has worked as a consultant for Mayway UK , Europe’s largest Chinese herbal pharmacy, since 2010 advising on quality assurance issues, product development and providing clinical advice.

Mayway works directly with small-scale family growers, this ensures that the growers receive a fairer deal by cutting out herb markets and speculators; it also allows the quality to be controlled at source. Learn more about herb cultivation at

No animal, mineral or endangered species are used. Only herbs that have passed strict quality control criteria are used and all herbs are tested for pesticides and any heavy metal contamination.

Simon also makes and uses herbal creams, compresses and liniments to treat skin conditions, sports injuries and painful autoimmune conditions.

Herbs cost from £15 a week.