Debbie Lincoln, Medical Herbalist
A member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, I have a B.Sc ( 1st Hons) in Herbal Medicine. I have also trained in Remedial Massage and Shiatsu and I have a BTEC in basic Counselling Skills. I currently practice Herbal Medicine in and around the Lincoln and Sleaford area, visiting clients in their own homes. I also run workshops and give walks and talks about herbal medicine. (Please see walks talks and courses for details).
I have 25 years of practical experience and knowledge in holistic health care and clients can be sure of a caring, personal and confidential service.
About Herbal Medicine
Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest forms of healing on earth, the remains of herbs were found in a burial chamber dated to 60,000 years ago and many of these herbs are still in use today. In the past the medicinal qualities of plants such as Ginseng, Angelica archangelica and Sage were so highly valued they were even used as a form of currency. Currently it is estimated that at least 60% of the global population still use herbal medicines for primary health care (World Health Organization).
Plants are the foundation of life and provide food, clothing, shelter and medicine, many pharmaceutical drugs in use are derived from plants; more importantly Herbalists, Healers and Indigenous peoples around the world still use herbs exclusively to restore people to health and well being.
There are many different systems for practicing herbal medicine , Unani Tibb, Chinese and Traditional Western Medical Herbalism to name but a few. There are differences in preparation of herbs and in species used, however all the systems seek to restore equilibrium and do this using herbs to enhance our innate self healing abilities (physical, mental and spiritual).
In the UK there are currently both B.Sc and M.Sc courses in Herbal Medicine being taught in Universities. Students are trained in modern clinical sciences, herbal therapeutics and have to undergo a minimum of 500 hours observed clinical practice. Graduates are eligible to join one the most renowned professional herbal organizations in the world –
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, N.I.M.H, has continually promoted Herbal Medicine since 1864, members have the letters M.N.I.M.H or F.N.I.M.H after their names. Members are fully insured, adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice and are expected to commit to a programme of continued professional development.