Maggie Pope
is a Medical Herbalist

Practising in
Bridgwater, Somerset

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Training

I trained with the College of Phytotherapy, and the University of East London.[Photo below: the Herbal Medicine Clinic waiting room].

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Medical Herbalists study to obtain a specialist degree which incorporates much of orthodox medical training‐covering such disciplines as anatomy, physiology, immunology, medical microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition and clinical diagnosis, with the addition of botany and phytochemistry [plant chemistry] . Medical Herbalists are qualified to diagnose illness, interpret blood and urine test results and carry out routine physical examinations. They identify conditions that are necessary to refer to other specialists or the GP, often to obtain x-rays or further diagnostic tests. Modern herbalists are trained to work alongside doctors and other health professionals using evidence-based medical research.

Blog

I love these old books….

February 28, 2018

     I love these old books: All of them describe a way of living and looking at plants, that is, for the most part,  disappearing from our  modern way of life. It is very, very rare that the ordinary housewife would go out into the country-side or even her own garden, and pick greenery […]

Ending the year…

December 9, 2017

It’s cold –  it’s very cold and I don’t want to go to the allotment. The wind is icy and it cuts right through me, and the hail stings sharply every time I walk from my office to the house. No, I’m not going to my allotment today – I have harvested everything and all […]

Joint Pain

September 21, 2017

There are many reasons for joint pain, but whatever the cause it was stopping my husband sleeping. His fingers hurt; it was the joints in the middle of his fingers specifically. I would watch him bending and unbending them as he stood by the bed, wondering if the pain would ease so he could sleep. […]