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The Consultation in Phytotherapy
The Herbal Practitioner's Approach to the Patient (Revised and Expanded Edition)
Peter Conway
ISBN: 9781911597735
Book (Paperback)
AEON Books
7 1/2 x 9 3/4
432 pages
May 26, 2022

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The Consultation in Phytotherapy considers the means by which the herbal practitioner can seek to appreciate the patient's predicament. Written for both herbal medicine students and practitioners, the book takes a radical approach, challenging readers to reflect on the nature, scope, and methods of the consultation in herbal practice. The author asserts that the effective consultation represents a therapeutic act in and of itself, and he proposes strategies for maximizing and realizing this therapeutic potential. The book provides both a complement to and a critique of mainstream texts on clinical diagnosis and case management. It contrasts the herbal consultation with that occurring in conventional medicine and offers rationale, arguments, and tools aimed at developing an enhanced capacity to achieve profound results in the herbal clinical encounter.

Peter Conway is a practicing medical herbalist and has been involved in developing and teaching several BSc and MSc courses in herbal medicine. He is the president of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy and a director of the European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association. Peter helped draft the National Professional Standards for Herbal Medicine and sat on the Department of Health Steering Group on the Statutory Regulation of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.
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