Welcome to the web-site of
Ciara O’ Meara, Medical Herbalist.
This website is intended to
provide information about both my
practice and the practice of Western Herbal Medicine. In addition to practicing
herbal medicine full time for the last 6 years I am also a massage therapist,
and a yoga teacher for the last 10 years.
Western Herbal medicine is a
patient centred approach to health. The treatment is directed not just at the
symptoms of illness, but also at the underlying factors. These may
be physical, mental or emotional.
A consultation involves a
thorough case-history taking, and may involve taking blood pressure,
listening to the lungs or other appropriate examinations.
Medical reports and/or blood test will be interpreted. Medical Herbalists
are trained to identify any potential interactions between orthodox (drugs) and
herbal medicines and to know when a condition is best referred to a doctor or
The choice of herbs is based
very much on you the individual.
It is therefore not uncommon for prescriptions to vary between individuals
presenting with the same condition. This treatment is commonly backed up by
appropriate advice on lifestyle, and particularly nutrition.
Herbal medicines have an excellent safety record in
trained hands. When individually prescribed and combined by a trained medical herbalist they
are more deeply effective than over-the-counter remedies.
I have appeared on 3 seasons of 'The Afternoon Show' on RTE1 television discussing herbal remedies and preparation of home-made medicines.
I have also contributed to radio shows on Today FM, 98 FM, Tipp FM on topics related to herbal medicine. I am available for talks and written contributions in the community please contact me via email or phone.