New Herbalism Clinic for Tullamore

A new herbalism clinic has just opened in Tullamore. Stephan Grundy is a qualified Master Herbalist who has been growing and using medicinal herbs for over thirty years, and working with herbal essential oils for over twenty.

Herbalism – the science of using natural plants to heal and strengthen the body – is the oldest form of human medicine, now gaining a revival as modern scientific techniques verify and explain the effectiveness of traditional remedies.

While herbalism is not a replacement for conventional medicine, it is an important support, and can actually be more effective in a large number of conditions. Many conventional medical practitioners now include both herbal treatment and essential oil therapy as active parts of “integrative medicine” – an approach which takes into account the overall well-being of the patient in terms of both immediate problems and long-term health.

Herbalism is especially effective for dealing with long-term illnesses and systemic weaknesses, and for helping the body to adapt to external stresses.

Some of the conditions for which herbalism is most effective include menopausal and post-menopausal adjustment; age-related conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, and the general slowing of bodily functions; managing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome; persistent or recurrent infections of the lungs, kidneys, and bladder; chronic or intermittent skin eruptions and rashes; yeast infections; gum infections and mouth ulcers; and similar stubborn conditions. The right herbs can help control blood sugar, particularly for diet/oral medication-controlled diabetes, and improve cardiovascular health.

Herbal treatment is also an excellent way to prevent or lessen colds, flus, and many other short-term illnesses.

The goal of herbalism is to bring your body to a state of fully balanced, optimal health. It is excellent for supporting and enhancing good health through all manner of physical and mental stresses, from heavy athletic training to stress in the workplace. By strengthening both overall health and areas of individual weakness, herbalism is valuable for preventing illnesses and degenerative conditions at an early stage, or lessening and even reversing established conditions. Herbal medications are usually safer and easier for the body to tolerate with long-term use than most pharmaceuticals, making them first-rate for controlling chronic problems and enhancing long-term health.

The great strength of herbal medicine is seen in many ways. For instance, “Conventional medicine does not provide many remedies for hepatitis, cirrhosis, biliary tract disorders, or liver damage by toxins. Patients with liver disorders are usually given supportive treatment…In both Western and Asian medical systems, herbs have long been utilized for liver problems, and pharmacological and clinical experiments have proved their efficacy… Herbs still maintain a central position in orthodox treatment protocols for various heart problems. Plants containing cardiac glycosides are used throughout the world to treat heart failure and certain cases of cardiac arrythmia” (Hoffmann, David. Medical Herbalism, pp. 175, 291).

While many herbal remedies are available without prescription, the art of herbalism is a complex and individual one. Stephan Grundy is trained to perform a careful evaluation which takes into account the specific patient’s physical and mental-emotional condition – in particular any other medical treatment which the patient is currently undergoing – and recommend both short- and long-term herbal treatments tailored specifically to your individual needs.

Stephan Grundy’s primary clinic is at Office One, O’Moore Street, Tullamore (just opposite the Tullamore Court Hotel), and can be reached at 085 1312425 and at

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