In his early 20’s João had a complete mental breakdown. Thankfully his despair turned into searching for answers outside of conventional pharmaceutical medicine. He changed his diet, started meditating and eventually met a medical herbalist. Within the last 6 years, the power of herbs, sacred medicines and psychotherapy have brought him to come into a state of healing and balance that has seen him study for a degree in herbal medicine and run a busy multi-disciplinary clinic based in the UK.
He now lives completely free of mental illness and respectfully works for the grace of helping others.
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Herbal Medicine and Flower Essences
Medical herbalists make use of plants whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials. Studying for a BSc degree in herbal medicine means I have undertaken modules in anatomy and physiology, phytochemistry, pathophysiology and research methods.
From a consultation, blood pressure reading and tongue diagnosis I prescribe herbs in the form of alcohol extracts, teas or powders. I have a passion for connecting psychology, identity and trauma with the manifestation of disease.
Flower essences were brought to us by the late Dr Bach. I have studied and used his 38 remedies for almost 4 years, recognising that Dr Bach believed that our emotional state and personality was the cause of physical health problems.
When offering this service i combine the use of herbal remedies with the flower essences. I find this combination powerful in its effects to work at deep layers of the human psyche.