MANDY HAYWOOD - Diploma in Naturopathy & Herbal Medicine, Reiki Level 1 & 2, Access Bars®Practitioner Registered Member of NMHNZ - Naturopaths and Medical Herbalist of New Zealand
After completing a Diploma in Naturopathy & Herbal Medicine in 2007, Mandy has worked in Retail Health, managed her own Health Clinic in Australia, become a mum and is now consulting full time. In 2017 Mandy founded Balance - a Health hub in Buxton Square, where she works alongside many other talented Natural Health Care Practitioners.
The goal of Mandy's practice is to empower the individual to take responsibility for their own health. Fundamental changes in diet/lifestyle choices are made, and herbal medicine/supplements/therapies are prescribed to help support the body to achieve wellness and balance.
Mandy offers personalized, compassionate health care for people of all ages with conditions ranging from minor acute illness to serious chronic disease.
We are living in a fast paced, high stress, complex society which can have negative effects on our health and well being if not addressed. Mandy's aim is to help her clients initiate healing, one step at a time and ultimately to achieve balance on all levels physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually.
Naturopathic medicine is a holistic system of health care that blends traditional knowledge with modern science to provide a diverse range of gentle, non-invasive and effective natural healing techniques. The aim is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Naturopathy recognises that we are all unique individuals and need to be treated as such. We treat the person, not the disease. The prevention of disease and the attainment of optimal health is the primary objective of Naturopathic medicine.
herbal medicine n.
the art or practice of using herbs and herbal preparations to maintain health and to prevent, alleviate, or cure disease
a plant or plant part or an extract or mixture of these used in herbal medicine
Herbal medicine is a holistic system of health care, based on the use of plants or plant extracts taken orally or applied to the skin. Since ancient times, the potent healing properties of herbs have been used by many cultures throughout the world to treat illness.
Herbal Medicine blends traditional knowledge with modern science to provide gentle, non-invasive and effective healing. Traditional Herbalism focuses on the treating underlying imbalance within the body, rather than treating the symptom alone. Herbs are used to raise vitality of the patient, enhancing the body’s own ability to fight infection, or to correct an imbalance without the side effects commonly experienced with pharmaceutical medication. Many pharmaceutical drugs were originally derived from plant constituents. An example of this is the salicylic acid from the Meadowsweet plant, that was isolated to form Aspirin.
Medicinal herbs contain vitamins, minerals, nutrients (and magic) and have an affinity for specific organs, systems and functions of the body, enhancing the body’s ability to help itself.
Traditional Herbalism recognises that we are all unique. We focus treatment on the person, not the disease. We dig deep to look at the underlying cause, rather than just treating the symptom. When treating Eczema for example, we take into account factors like diet, gut health, stress levels (both physical and emotional), nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, and would formulate a herbal tincture that helps to bring the body back into balance, rather than just applying a topical ointment.
Immune boosting herbs like Echinacea can be taken during the Winter months to help to prevent colds and Influenza. Herbs can also be prescribed at the onset of illness to help speed up recovery. Viruses such as Glandular Fever are well known for lingering symptoms of post viral fatigue or swollen glands and Herbal Medicine has a lot to offer to address these symptoms.
Mother Nature has a treasure chest full of tried and tested (for centuries) remedies for both acute and chronic conditions.
Herbal medicine is effective for digestive disorders, stress and tension, mood and nervous system disorders, immune related conditions/auto-immunity, hormone imbalances, thyroid support, inflammatory conditions, migraines, skin conditions and the list goes on.
Herbal remedies in the form of extracts, tinctures, capsules, tablets and teas may be recommended by a Herbalist as a practical way to address a wide variety of medical conditions. The beauty of Herbal Medicine is that it can be tailored to your individual needs. Herbal Medicine focuses treatment on the person, not the disease. Herbs can be used to treat all ages and can be used safely alongside pharmaceutical medication, to address a wide variety of medical conditions from acute conditions to chronic disease. The use of herbs in pregnancy and lactation is safe, under the supervision of a qualified Medical Herbalist.