07948 025 677 mark@markshanagher.com

Traditional Herbal Medicine


Today there is  a widespread revival in the natural ways of regaining and preserving health. In the same way that we are now concerned with our environment, we know that our internal environment will benefit from natural alignment with the wisdom of Nature. 


In consultation we will look at your health concerns, case history, family background, physical health, lifestyle, diet and mental and emotional outlook. We will also use tongue diagnosis and for those in person, pulse diagnosis. Internal herbal medicine is administered in tincture or granules to be taken typically twice a day with water. This will be accompanied with healing diet and lifestyle advice. As the herbs help us to regain our health, they also support the inner work we are doing to be in better relationship with ourselves and the world.


“As a complementary therapist myself I can be very fussy about who I see. I have found Mark to be a most accomplished practitioner, with both grounded experience and impressive depth to his knowledge.

His natural empathy, insight, humility and humour make him effective at what he does and also a delight to work with, I highly recommend him.”

Claudia Bonney


Mark works with Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM). Where appropriate the principles of TCM and Ayurveda are used with western herbs. TCM is based on the observation of nature and our part in it. It is the examination of living systems and their complex, mutually dependent interactions.  It is a tradition that has been refined by doctors and sages for hundreds of generations, resulting in a living, well-honed and very practical system of health.



We seek to return the patient to good health by going to the root of the imbalance that is expressing itself in ‘branch’ symptoms. As such TCM excels in treating illness and preventing the imbalance that leads to illness. Uniquely crafted herbal formulas  are prepared for each person.



We have evolved alongside plants and depend on them for air, food, warmth, clothing and medicine. The blessing of herbal medicine is to help us create the balance within, on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. From treating acute stages of illness through to deeply replenishing our system, the plants that bring us the flowers of the world help us to reach the same place of vigour and health within.