A gentle yet powerful approach to help you achieve greater health so you can
live a more active and fulfilling life.
If you are looking for a way forward, then I can offer you:
My approach, as a holistic health practitioner in Yeovil, can be helpful for men and women of all ages including children and pregnant women. Treatment can be effective in most conditions that you would normally take to your GP, including:
Treatment can bring new perspectives, greater resilience to infection and increased energy levels.
Find out how I can help you today.
I've always been fascinated by what makes us humans tick and was drawn towards different ways of understanding health and imbalance. I am intrigued by the diagnostic skills of pulse and tongue diagnosis and the art of deep listening which all reveal invaluable information: skills that get beyond disease labels and reveal a true picture of what is going on. Herbal medicine and Acupuncture open up a treasure trove of traditional and contemporary knowledge that allows me to help people find their way back to health.
I qualified as an Acupuncturist in 1992 and subsequently completed further studies in counselling skills and Chinese patent herbs. Over the last 30 years I have worked in both private practice and for the NHS. I moved to Somerset in 2000 where I set up a practice in Taunton and the Blackdown Hills.
In 2021 I qualified as a medical herbalist after completing an in-depth 4 year degree-level course (with distinction) in herbal medicine, with a strong emphasis on pathology, biochemistry, differential diagnosis, clinical examination and drug / herb interactions as well as botany, materia medica and the traditional use of plants.
I practise herbal medicine alongside acupuncture treatment or on its own. I grow, wild-forage and make many of the medicines I use in my purpose-built dispensary and I am committed to ensuring that the herbs I buy in are of the finest quality and are ethically sourced with low food miles.
As a holistic health practitioner in Yeovil, I am keen to encourage greater herbal knowledge in the local community and offer workshops in hand-crafting herbal remedies such as immune-boosting Fire Cider; throat soothing glycerites; tea mixes for sleep and digestion as well as ointment and cream making courses.
I live in the Blackdown Hills with my family and love gardening, making ceramics, foraging, walking, sewing, cycling and wild-crafting herbal medicine.
I am a member of both the British Acupuncture Council and the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and abide by their codes of conduct and ethics. I have also been in regular, on-going professional supervision since 1993 and completed my own training as a supervisor for health professionals in 1998.
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“When I first came to see Sarah, I had a constant, debilitating, hacking, productive cough which really impacted any exercise I tried - it was very unpleasant. Sarah prescribed a herbal tincture and three weeks later my husband said ‘you've stopped coughing!' And I had! - I didn't think it was possible. That was three years ago and I now seldom cough and it's never like it was before. For me, taking a herbal mix every day has had a very positive impact on my life”.
Seasonal tips from your holistic health practitioner in Yeovil, to help you stay healthy throughout the year.
BA Hons. Lic.Ac. Dip.Ac. MBAcC. Dip.Med.Herb. MNIMH
Somerset, East Devon and West Dorset