Medical herbalist, advanced massage and lymphatic drainage therapist
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Herbal medicine, massage and lymphatic drainage in Blackburn, Lancashire
by Helen Duxbury MSc (Herb.Med.), MNIMH, RGN, RHV


Tel: 0791 228 9527
I am a professional Consulting Medical Herbalist, seeing people on an appointment basis in a private practice. I am also fully trained in Therapeutic Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. This website is about me and my practice.

I first qualified as a herbalist, with a four year degree-level qualification, in 1991, so I now have over 20 years of experience. In 2008 I obtained a Master's degree in herbal medicine. I am member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. My previous career was in nursing and health visiting and these previous skills have been invaluable in my work as a herbalist. My approach to the professional practice of herbal medicine is practical, thorough and respectful. Helping people to improve their health through herbal medicine prescibed for the individual, along with supporting advice, is both effective and rewarding.

I work in Mellor, Blackburn within easy reach of Accrington, Darwen, Preston, Clitheroe, Burnley and Rossendale.

To treat people effectively it is essential to know the person's unique constitution as well as the specific nature of the complaint(s). Over the years I had experience in supporting people who have suffered from a very wide range of conditions including those below.
Traditional use and scientific evidence support the use of herbal medicine for the following:

Digestive complaints including indigestion, stomach and duodenal ulcer, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulitis, gallstones, piles are very commonly seen.

Asthma, bronchitis, hay fever, flu, tonsillitis, sinusitis.

Skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and skin infections.

Angina, arteriosclerosis, palpitations, varicose veins and poor circulation are just some of the conditions affecting the circulatory system.

Anxiety, emotional problems, stress, tension, poor sleep, depression, headache, migraine, tiredness.

Cystitis, kidney problems, prostatitis, enlarged prostate and other conditions affecting the urinary tract.

Period pain, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual and menopausal problems, endometriosis, fertility problems. I'm also happy to offer support during pregnancy.

All kinds of joint and muscle pain, gout, strains, sprains and injuries are commonly seen.

Support during serious illness.

I have a particular interest (and training) in the use of herbs and natural compounds in the management of cancer. Please note that patients must be under the care of their GP and oncologist.

Infections of many kinds, immunity problems and allergies can often be eased too.

Feeling unwell when no medical cause can be found. Prevention of illness is not uncommonly requested.

Well-being in terminal illness.

Helen Duxbury MSc (Herb.Med.), MNIMH, RGN, RHV
77 Mellor Lane
Tel: 0791 228 9527