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Sharon Dalziel

Sharon Dalziel

BSc (Hons), MNIMH

Sharon qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 2005, having studied at Napier University Edinburgh, where she gained a BSc (Hons) Degree in Herbal Medicine including 500 hours of supervised clinical training. She is a member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). She regularly attends seminars and training workshops in the UK to continually broaden her knowledge and refresh her skills.
Sharon has worked in herbal medicine for 12 years, and qualified as a, herbalist 7 years ago. Whilst studying herbal medicine, Sharon worked in Napierís herbal dispensary and clinic, giving over the counter advice on herbal medicine and nutritional supplements. For 5 years she ran the low income clinic at Napierís and has been practicing in Edinburgh since 2005. She joined Jan De Vries in June 2012.

Approach to treatment
During your first visit, Sharon will take a detailed medical history of your health, current medications and discuss your diet and lifestyle. Your individual treatment plan will include herbal remedies and, where appropriate, dietary changes or nutritional supplements. It may also be necessary to take your blood pressure and arrange other tests to be done. Most herbal medicines are given in the form of liquid tincture. You may also be prescribed an herbal tea, tablets, ointment, cream or lotion. Generally, a repeat consultation will initially be required every 4 weeks to assess the patientís progress and make any adjustments to the medicine.
I have helped people with a wide range of conditions, including skin problems, digestive disorders, insomnia, stress and depression, headaches and migraines, allergies, heart and circulatory diseases, joint disease (e.g. arthritis) menopausal symptoms and other hormonal disorders (e.g. PMS).

Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is the oldest and most widely used form of medicine in the world. Medical herbalists will treat the whole person and focus on treating the underlying cause of illness, not just the symptoms.
Medical herbalists are trained in clinical medicine, diagnosis and orthodox drugs and can work alongside any conventional treatment. Herbal practitioners will know when to use herbs and if itís more appropriate to see your GP or another health-care specialist. Herbal Medicine is suitable for people of any age, including children who respond especially well to the gentle actions of herbs.

Sharon is available for appointments at the Newington, Edinburgh Clinic.

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