Herbal & Holistic medicine in the 21st century

Restoring the roots of wholeness with compassion and Nature's wisdom

                                          Herbal Medicine

Is it time for a Natural approach to better health? 

Are you ready to nourish your self and enrich your life? 



To book a Herbal consultation call John on 01933 439655 or 07751 485204 



What is Herbal medicine?

Herbal medicine, or herbalism is simply the use of plants for medicinal purposes; allowing you the opportunity to attain and maintain balanced health. Any part of a plant can be used - roots, rhizomes, barks, branches, stems, leaves, fruit or seeds.

It is one of the oldest proven forms of medicine in the world and has been passed along the centuries. Herbal traditions such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Unani-Tibb have a recorded history of continuous practice spanning several thousand years to present day. Though in the West, there is a vast treasure of herbal knowledge that uses plants, age-old wisdom and instinctive, learned knowledge of the body as the tools to balance health. With the advent of technology and the growing dependence on modern pharmaceuticals, most of us have forgotten the art of living and looking after ourselves. 


Herbal medicine is a holistic system that draws upon the rich knowledge from all cultures of the world, to treat the whole person; instead of just their disease symptoms. Dis-ease is considered to be a manifestation of imbalance and disharmony within the patient and their life. Herbal medicine and all holistic methods of treatment aim to treat the person rather than disease and symptoms. It focuses on the patient's response to disease; internally and externally. The background to your condition is assessed through a thorough case history, taking account of family history, personal health history, diet and lifestyle choices.


                                                                       Sloes and Rose Hips (02CDsl) Blackthorn sloes (Prunus spinosa)  & Rosehips (Rosa canina)


Herbal therapy is directed at the root causes, not just the presenting symptoms. I use the information obtained from Tongue & Pulse diagnosis, your case history to make an assessment of your vitality and constitution according to TCM principles.

The choice of herbs in any prescription is based on this energetic assessment. The prescription, rather than being based simply on the diagnosis of a disease or condition, is determined by an understanding of the significance of your individual energy, signs and symptoms. Prescriptions may vary substantially between individual patients presenting with a similar condition; as we are all unique in our constitution and how we respond to imbalanced health.

Herbal treatment is commonly supplemented by appropriate advice on your lifestyle, particularly nutrition, and stress management strategies. As a herbal practitioner, I work at all times to create an ambience of trust and enthusiasm in your therapeutic relationship with me.

                                                         Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis)



What can Herbal medicine treat?

Herbal medicine addresses many of the health concerns that you and other people take to their doctor or GP, it can be used by people of all ages to treat minor, short-term ailments and more chronic conditions. It often helps those conditions that conventional medicine can manage yet is unable to cure. It is also possible to treat more severe illnesses such as cancer with herbs and conventional pharmaceuticals.

Conditions which have been helped by herbal medicine include:

Respiratory conditions

Digestive difficulties

Allergies & Intolerances

Muscular aches & pains

Skin conditions

Sports injuries

Menstrual & Menopausal conditions

Impaired Fertility & Erectile difficulties

Stress & Anxiety issues

Sleep disorders


If there is a specific health issue that I haven't listed above, feel free to call me to discuss your needs.


You can be perfectly well and consult with a professional herbalist. Many people find the care and guidance of a herbalist helps maintain their current good health, or optimises their well-being prior to beginning a new venture in life.


For more information on Herbal medicine or to help answer any questions refer to the FAQs  page                                                      


                                 Reiki & Seichem Healing

What if you could choose how much healing you received?


All you need to do is ask and receive...

Just for today,

I will let go of anger.

I will let go of worry.

Today, I will count my many blessings.

Earn your living honestly.

Show gratitude to every living thing  

Dr Mikao Usui


To book a Reiki treatment call John on 01933 439655 or 07751 485204 


What is Reiki?

Dr Usui named the healing system Rei-ki (pronounced RAY-KEY), it is a generic word in Japan, it is used to describe any form of holistic healing work based on Universal Life-force Energy. It has the same basic meaning as the Chinese Qi (Chi), the Sanskrit Prana, the Polynesian Mana or Western Divine healing. This concept of Ki is not exclusive to the system of healing based on Mikao Usui’s healing modality. Reiki is non-religious and can be given and received by anyone of any faith or creed.

When someone chooses to receive a healing or attunement from a Reiki practitioner; they are connected with the limitless source of life itself.

Reiki is an ancient healing system based on channelled spiritual energy, it was rediscovered during the late 1800s by Dr Mikao Usui. He found the information in ancient Sanskrit texts after a long and dedicated quest to discover how Jesus and Buddha helped others to heal themselves. The Sutras (sacred Buddhist texts) contained the intellectual knowledge, yet little detail on how to activate the energy and make it flow. Dr Usui undertook a three-week fasting meditation at Mt. Koriyama, Japan before he received the healing empowerment of the system. Dr Usui founded a Reiki clinic in Japan, and taught what he had learned to several other Japanese gentlemen. This in turn passed to the West (in my lineage) through Chujiro Hayashi to Hawayo Takata of Hawaii.

                                                                                                                         Dr Mikao Usui 



Reiki is normally applied with the hands, though it can be transmitted by the feet, arms, elbows and forehead; which makes it equally accessible for people with physical disabilities. All treatments are given fully clothed. You will be asked to lay on a treatment couch (or sit if this is easier for you) as comfortably as possible. You will not be asked to remove any clothing except for anything which may restrict your breathing or comfort, such as out-door clothing, shoes, watches, belts, spectacles or contact lenses. This is so that you can feel comfortable and relaxed during the treatment. Reiki will go through clothing, blankets or even a plaster cast if necessary!

A Reiki treatment is given by the practitioner placing their hands gently on (or above) your body in a pre-determined sequence of hand positions, which are non-intrusive and cover both the front and back of the body. The hand positions are sometimes varied to give Reiki to areas where it is needed that are not covered by the usual hand positions. If you find any of the hand positions uncomfortable tell the practitioner. 




What is Seichem?

This self-development and healing system rediscovered by Patrick Zeigler and developed further by Kathleen Milner (USA). It includes hands-on healing and distant or absent treatment that works on the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical levels. Depending on the healing energy that is channelled through the Seichem practitioner by the healee, the healing energy is experienced as hot, cold, tingling, wave-like or a gentle breeze; it balances the energies on all levels. It is based upon an ancient healing system that dates back about 2500 years; that involves channelling spiritual energy. Seichem (pronounced SAY-KEEM) is a simple, yet effective form of channelled healing energies that use all four elemental vibrations.

Reiki is connected with the earth element (or vibration), it was rediscovered in Japan in the late nineteenth century and it is taught through initiation. Reiki energy can be experienced as hot or cold, just like the surface of the planet. It can be benefit physical, mental and emotional health; and it grounds the Seichem energies. Seichem healing vibrations are Sakara, Sophi-el and Angeliclight, which correspond to the fire, water and air/angelic vibrations respectively. These were rediscovered in the late twentieth century and are also taught through initiation as part of the system.


Treatment Costs for Reiki & Seichem healing

 Adult (16 yrs+) 60 minutes £45
 Adult concession 60 minutes £40
 Child (0-15 yrs) 45 minutes £35
 Child concession 45 minutes £30




What are Reiki & Seichem healing used to treat?

The beauty of Reiki and Seichem healing is that they can be applied to the majority of health concerns; the only limitation of application is the client's choices and expectations. A treatment is normally a pleasant, soothing and relaxing experience; where patients have been known to fall asleep. Reiki and Seichem combine well with most conventional and holistic forms of treatment, helping the client or patient to rebalance their health.

 The following conditions often benefit from Reiki and Seichem treatments; though there are many conditions that can be treated:

Circulation conditions

Metabolic diseases

Digestive difficulties

Anxiety & Stress issues

Muscular aches and pains

Fertility and Menstrual issues

Weight and body image concerns 

However, if you have a medical condition relating to low blood pressure (hypotension), diabetes (insulin dependant), take thyroxine (hypothyroidism), warfarin (anti-coagulants) or steroids medicinally; or have a pace-maker, it may be wise to consult with your GP before considering a treatment. Or you could direct them towards me to answer any questions they may have about the treatment. Reiki and Seichem energies can be used to treat these conditions, working with these (or any other) types of pharmaceuticals to help you attain more balanced health.



What happens during a Reiki or Seichem treatment?

Reiki or Seichem healing sessions normally are a pleasant and relaxing experience, however, as with any form of treatment occasionally some people may experience uncomfortable feelings or physical sensations during or shortly after treatment. Clients are encouraged to mention any discomfort or experiences, to reach a greater understanding of the client’s condition and how to progress towards balance and well-ness. During a treatment, energetic toxins or imbalanced energies on all levels are cleared, the energetic flow is restored, and the whole person is rebalanced and adjusted energetically.

The practitioner's touch should be gentle, light and comfortable, although sometimes people experience intense heat from the practitioner's hands. There is no massage or manipulation. You may feel sensations under the practitioners' hands or in other parts of your body. You may feel heat, tingling, coolness, throbbing or other sensations. You may feel very little, although many people experience a sense of well being and relaxation - some even fall asleep! Sometimes a treatment can be energising: there is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki. The practitioner will spend several minutes holding each position, the whole treatment session lasts 60 minutes. 

Those that practice Reiki and Seichem do so as an act of compassionate service, where being attuned to Reiki and Seichem are primarily about personal and spiritual development. The channelling of healing energy to help others to help and heal themselves is the secondary use.

Any individual who channels Reiki or Seichem does not heal any other person. The client or healee draws healing energy through the Reiki or Seichem practitioner. How that energy is incorporated into anyone's life or allowed to catalyse their health or well-being is an individual choice.

With more chronic health concerns, it may take several treatment sessions to attain balanced health. Occasionally, some people may resist treatment at a subconscious level, blocking the flow of reiki energies; this is psychologically known as secondary gain. When individuals understand why their health condition has manifested, they can then freely begin to release their dis-ease and restore life to balance. Reiki healing, which, similar to other forms of treatment (conventional or holistic), can act as a catalyst, how and when a client restores their health to balance is personal choice.

If you are interested in finding out more about Reiki & Seichem as Spiritual discipline or are considering wanting to treat yourself and others as a practitioner then please go to Workshops or visit http://www.reikiseichem.org/  for further details either email or contact me on  01933-439655 / 07751-485204.   



The Reiki and Seichem Association for Reiki And Seichem Healers (RASA) provides standardised training that maintains the integrity of the healing system, everyone is attuned by the same method and is trained to give a treatment in a standard sequence. The only difference between treatments and the intensity of the healing energy channelled between different patients is the patients themselves. At present all Reiki organisations are moving towards voluntary self-regulation through the National Occupational Standards board and the Reiki Council. For more information please visit http://www.reikiseichem.org/ or www.reikicouncil.org.uk/


                             Meridian Therapies (Energy Tapping)

Are you tired of getting stressed or feeling anxious?


Would you like to have the tools to move beyond fears, phobias, anxiety & stress?

Is it time to live the life that you want?


Do you want to have more choice in your life?

Is it time to give you back to You? 


To book an Energy Tapping session call John on 01933 439655 or 07751 485204 


What are Meridian Therapies used to treat?

Meridian therapies (Energy Tapping) addresses many of the health concerns that people take to their GP, it can be used by people of all ages to treat minor, short-term ailments and chronic conditions. Whether these conditions manifest physically, emotionally or mentally; Meridian therapies and Energy Tapping can be used to choose how you want to manage or move on from health or life concerns. It often helps those conditions that conventional medicine can manage yet is unable to cure.

Conditions which have been helped by Meridian Therapies include; though there are many conditions that have and can be helped:

Phobias, Fears & Panic attacks


Pain relief & Trauma

Addictions & Habits

Stress, Anger & Performance anxiety

Anxiety, Depression & Blocked grief

Exam nerves & Public speaking

Eating disorders

Food intolerances

Many people find that a session helps maintain their good health and lifestyle,or optimises their well-being prior to starting new ventures in life.

Many therapists similar to myself all across the world, use this technique to work with thousands of people successfully. Though the only way to fully appreciate the effectiveness of Meridian therapies and Energy Tapping is to experience it for yourself.

How quickly it works is really up to you, your willingness to let go of fear and move beyond it; into a new chapter of your life. The beauty of this therapy is you can use it over the 'phone, which is great if you live at the other end of the country.


Meridian Therapies Consultations

Meridian Therapies consultations normally take place face-to-face, however they can also take place over the telephone. Sometimes it may be difficult for new or existing clients to get to me in person. It makes more sense to offer this versatile healing tool to those who feel the need to work with it - regardless of where you may be based in the world.

 Adult  1st consultation (16 yrs+) 90 minutes £60
 Adult 1st consultation concession 90 minutes £50
 Adult (16 yrs+) 60 minutes £45
 Adult concession 60 minutes £40


Longer adult treatment sessions are available

 Adult (16 yrs+) 90 minutes £70
 Adult concession 90 minutes £65
 Adult 120 minutes £95
 Adult concession 120 minutes £85


For further details of using Meridian Therapies and Energy Tapping over the telephone, please contact me on 01933-439655 or email me



Terms & Conditions for Telephone consultations

All Meridian Therapies (Energy Tapping) Telephone consultations require a 100% advance payment, to be forwarded and received at least 48 hours prior to your booked appointment time. Please contact me for further details. Failure to cancel with sufficient notice (of at least 48 hours), or not attending any telephone consultation, treatment session or booking (in person, verbally or via text or email) will attract the full charge of the whole booked session.

All telephone consultations or bookings are automatically cancelled 10 minutes after the start of the booked appointment time (& date) with non-attendance.


For more information on Meridian Therapies (and Energy Tapping), please visit the Guild of Energists at their site https//:goe.ac/