Emma Dalton, Complementary and alternative medicine therapist
Emma has a First Class Honours degree in Herbal Medicine from The University of Lincoln and she gained a First for her dissertation on the herbal treatment of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis (NASH).
Herbalists take a holistic approach to illness, treating the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms. They are able to prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other medication and treatments, and many patients are referred to a Herbalist by their GP for treatment
Herbal Medicine is suitable for people of any age, including children, who respond especially well to the gentle actions of herbs. Each patient is treated as an individual a Medical Herbalist recognises that no two patients are the same.
Emma gained her licence to practice in 2003 having trained in London for 4 years. She then spent another 4 years post graduate study with a doctor in London to gain experience in anthroposophical medicine and naturopathic medicine. She is a member of the Society of Homeopaths and also acts as a supervisor for other homeopaths for them.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the bodys natural system of healing.
Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient. When you see a homeopath its their job to get a thorough understanding of your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing, so that they can find a homeopathic medicine which matches you and your symptoms as closely as possible.
Biopuncture is a therapy whereby specific locations are injected with biological products. The majority of the products are derived from plants. Most of these injections are given into the skin or into muscles.
On the continent this is known as Homotoxicology Mesotherapy and has been widely practiced by European Homeopaths for many years. It involves Homeopathic remedies being injected directly into the injured body parts e.g. knees, shoulders, back. They are suitable for use by professional athletes.
Products commonly used in Biopuncture are, for example, arnica, echinacea, nux vomica and chamomile. Injections with antiflogistics, hyaluronic acid, blood platelets, blood, procaine, cortisone or vitamin B are not considered as Biopuncture.These products are safe as they usually contain diluted products and as a result, toxic side effects are very unlikely. Additionally, the ampoules used in Biopuncture are manufactured by companies that guarantee the production quality of their products. Most of the ampoules used for injection are made in Germany and are held to very strict quality control regulations www.heel.com
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch. People sometimes ask about the name Craniosacral Therapy and think it only refers to the head. In fact Craniosacral Therapy works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions.
When a Craniosacral therapist places her hands lightly on you, she is using them to listen to you in much the same way that a counsellor might listen to your words. Your body responds to this sensitive touch by beginning to listen to itself. A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a Craniosacral Treatment.
A CST session takes place with the person fully clothed, lying or sitting comfortably on a treatment couch. Contact is made by placing hands lightly on the body and most people report a sense of deep relaxation.