The Derrynane Clinic of Herbal Medicine
BSc (Hons) Plant Sc, BSc (Hons) Herbal Sc, ICP, MIRH
Niall Hogan Medical Herbalist
Bsc Plant Sc, BSc Herbal Sc,
Dip ICP, MIRH
Niall initially studied Plant science before returning to study Herbal science and complete a two-year Clinical Practitioner Training Program with the Irish College of Phytotherapy in Cork which included 500 hours of supervised clinical practice based in The Evergreen Clinic, Cork and The Lismore Clinic, Lismore, Waterford. He is currently practicing in the South Kerry region and is based in Caherdaniel, and holds a monthly clinic in Killarney.
Herbal Medicine is a natural, safe and highly effective form of treatment for health problems in both adults and children. It uses plants and plant extracts in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Modern western herbal medicine combines the knowledge and wisdom passed down through countless generations with the latest extensive research and modern clinical examination and diagnostic skills to offer safe, body-friendly treatment, suitable for people of all ages.
What Happens in a Consultation?
The first consultation usually takes about one hour during which an extensive client medical and lifestyle history is taken.
A treatment plan is uniquely tailored to the individual patient and includes detailed advice about diet, lifestyle and other helpful measures. The herbal prescription usually consists of a blend of herbs in the form of a tincture. In some cases other preparations such as tablets, teas or creams may be prescribed, but in all cases the medicines are convenient to take and require little or no preparation.
It can help with
Herbal Medicine can be used to treat almost any condition, either alone or in conjunction with another form of treatment. Illnesses which respond well to herbal treatment include:
Digestive problems, constipation/diarrhoea and IBS
Common cold and influenza
Hayfever, allergies and rhinitis
Skin problems such as eczema and acne.
Headaches and migraines
Depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance
Irregular/painful periods, PMS, infertility and menopausal symptoms
Poor circulation, varicose veins and angina
Recurrent cystitis and prostate enlargement
Arthritis and fibromyalgia
Muscular aches and strains