Helen Shardlow

BSc in Modern Herbal Medicine

Thursday afternoons and alternate Saturday mornings

Helen is a fully qualified and registered Medical Herbalist specialising in Personalised Medicine. She qualified with a BSc degree in Modern Herbal Medicine from the University of East London in 2016 and is registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Her comprehensive medical training in disciplines from pathology to pharmacology and clinical diagnosis combined with years of hands-on clinical experience enables Helen to expertly and safely diagnose and treat patients using medicinal plants.
She has a particular interest in treating chronic and complex conditions which may require in-depth diagnostic testing. Helen has become known locally as an expert in supporting women through the menopause using natural remedies as well as other hormonal issues such as PMS, Endometriosis and Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. Her caring and compassionate approach facilitates a powerful therapeutic relationship to develop that enables the root causes of any health issues to be pinpointed and addressed. She will generously share her knowledge about your presenting condition with you, so you leave a consultation far better informed and able to support yourself to return to optimal health. She follows the National Institute of Medical Herbalists Professional Code of Conduct and Continuing Professional Development programme to ensure a high standard of practice and knowledge.
Herbal Medicine can help with most of the conditions you may otherwise consult your GP with. High-quality plant medicines are prescribed to cover a wide range of conditions. Some frequently treated areas are:

  • Hormonal – Menopause, female and male hormonal problems
  • Nervous system – including poor sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD
  • Immunity – Poor immunity and auto-immune conditions
  • Digestion – IBS, irritable bowel diseases, diverticulitis, constipation, heartburn
  • Sensitivities – allergies, food intolerances, mould toxicity, gut parasites, candida
  • Urinary – Urinary tract infections and cystitis, Prostate problems
  • Respiratory – bronchitis, respiratory tract infections, bronchiectasis, hay fever
  • Circulatory – High blood pressure, varicose veins, heart health
  • Metabolic disorders such as pre-diabetes, thyroid issues, weight management
  • Chronic, complex conditions – chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism
  • Skin – psoriasis, eczema, urticaria, molluscum contagiosum, thrush
  • Children – Children’s health conditions respond particularly well to the gentle but effective properties of herbs.

Helen is an established wellness educator and offers community & corporate wellness seminars and events, contact her on 07807273525 for further information. She is available at Oundle Osteopaths on Thursday afternoons and alternate Saturday mornings. £80 for an initial consultation and £50 for further consultations.