Chinese Herbal Medicine

In 2014 i completed a two-year MSc(Hons) Masters Degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the University of Westminster in London.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is a comprehensive way to create a herbal prescription that can rebalance the body and treat illness.

Chinese Herbal Medicine works on the same diagnostic basis as Acupuncture. Its aim is to treat the presenting symptom and the underlying cause of disease by stimulating the body’s own healing ability. As with Acupuncture, the process is one of looking for connections rather than reducing the focus on a single symptom. With Chinese medicine, several symptoms can have the same underlying cause.

Chinese Medicine recognises that health is more than just the absence of disease and it can both maintain and enhance our capacity for well-being. A herbal prescription usually contains about 9-18 different herbs which when combined work synergistically to create an effective treatment.

Cooking your herbs

Some commonly presented conditions seen in the herb clinic are:

  • Skin disease, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, urticaria
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, ulcerative colitis
  • Gynecological conditions, including pre-menstrual syndrome and dysmenorrheal, endometriosis, infertility
  • Chronic fatigue syndromes, whether with a background of viral infection or in other situations
  • Respiratory conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, and chronic coughs, allergic and perennial rhinitis and sinusitis
  • Rheumatological conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Urinary conditions including chronic cystitis
  • Psychological problems (e.g. depression, anxiety)
  • Muscular Skeletal, including acute and chronic back pain, sciatica

Cost of herbs

An average prescription will cost £15/ £20 per week

Appointments are available in person BN3 Brighton and Hove or UK nationwide via Zoom or Skype dscottconnect @ or call 07411789333

FAQ Herbal Medicine

Q: Who can have treatment?
A: Chinese medicine can be used by people of any age or constitution. Your practitioner will take any previous or current illness or medication into account before providing treatment. With suitable adjustments for dosage and with some provisos which will be determined by your practitioner, children and pregnant women can very well be treated by Chinese medicine.

Q: Are herbs safe?
A: Chinese herbs are very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained practitioner. Over the centuries doctors have compiled detailed information about the pharmacopoeia and placed great emphasis on the protection of the patient. Allergic-type reactions are rare and will cause no lasting damage if treatment is stopped as soon as symptoms appear. All members of the RCHM give guidance on this to all patients. The provision of good quality authenticated herbs is also very important to protect public safety, and the RCHM is currently working with the main suppliers and Kew Gardens in order to ensure that the products used by our members meet the highest standards.

Q: What about endangered species
A: The RCHM is greatly concerned about the threat to wild animals and plants that have come as a result of the growth in demand for traditional medicines. We strongly condemn the illegal trade in endangered species and have a strict policy prohibiting the use of any type of endangered species by any of our Members. The RCHM uses information supplied by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the Wildlife Liaison Office of the Metropolitan Police and the Department of the Environment, all of whom work to stop the trade in illegal substances wherever it is found.