It's been a busy, busy, busy time for me recently, so apologies for the complete lack of blogging at The HerbSmith recently. And this short, swift, guerilla-type return to action is purely to let you know that I'll be taking part in Freedom4Health Day next month, on Wednesday 3rd June. The deal: a free 30-minute consultation where you can learn more about herbal medicine, naturopathy, iridology or any other aspect of natural healthcare, or receive more specific advice about any health issues you may have. There's no pressure to take the consultation any further if you don't feel it's right for you.
Raising the profile of natural therapies
Freedom4Health (F4H) - the organisation - was set up largely to campaign for the maintenance of choice in healthcare, as its name suggests. Natural healthcare of all forms is under increasing threat in the UK and elsewhere in the EU, with the result that people are finding it increasingly difficult to get hold of the effective and safe natural therapies on which they may rely. At the same time, natural health practitioners are under attack from the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which has taken upon itself the role of deciding what practitioners can and can't say about themselves. The ASA has absolutely no expertise in this area and no statutory powers, but this is apparently beside the point. More on this another time!
The point of F4H Day is to raise the profile of natural healthcare and the vital issue of choice in healthcare. Practitioners across the country will be getting involved, and I'm delighted to be one of them! Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact form if you're interested - and please check your spam folder if you don't receive a reply. I will respond to every email I receive.
So: a free, no-pressure 30-minute consultation where you can learn more about herbal medicine and natural healthcare, while boosting public recognition of safe and effective methods of treatment with the potential to save the NHS millions - if not billions. What's not to love?
An irregular blog
I'm Adam Smith, a Herbalist and Naturopath practising in the Surrey/West Sussex/Kent border area. Although I hope it will change, I don't currently post here regularly.