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About Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is the safe use of plants and plant extracts to treat and prevent different conditions in adults and children. There is a holistic approach looking for the balance of the mind, body and the environment, with a specific emphasis on health rather than on disease. Traditional Herbal Medicine is based on the knowledge accumulated through ancient times in modern medicine, chemistry, botany and pharmacy. In fact, many of the pharmaceutical drugs are a synthesised version of the naturally occurring compounds found in plants. For instance, the aspirin medicine was derived from the willow bark.

Nowadays, pharmacopeias and current research keep updated with the safety and effectiveness of plants, and around 80% of the population use herbal medicine as a primary form of health care.

Herbal Medicine can help with the treatment of almost any condition, and it can be used as complementary or alternative therapy along with other forms of treatment.

Master herbalists used the Iridology or iris reading to assess the health of the individual in correlation with an intake form. The iris display can show markings, pigments, fibre disposition and colour which indicate areas of the body to strengthen when designing preventative health care protocols. The practitioner will take a picture of both irises during the first consultation and will advise the client with some nutrition and lifestyle recommendations in function of their iris reading.

Herbalists at Oscailt Profiles

Sofia Perez - Master Herbalist, Iridologist & Vitalist Nutritionist. Oscailt, Dublin.
Herbalist, Nutritionist, Iridologist

Sofia Perez

Sofia Perez - Master Herbalist, Iridologist & Vitalist Nutritionist. Oscailt, Dublin.

Herbalist, Nutritionist, Iridologist

Sofia Perez

Sofia Perez, PhD, MH, Ir, Dip. Nut.

Sofia is a qualified Master Herbalist, Iridologist & Vitalist Nutritionist graduated from The Irish School of Herbal Medicine and member of The Irish Association of Master Medical Herbalists (IAMMH). Her background has been focused in scientific research and teaching education since she was awarded PhD in Chemistry Science. She chose to change her career six years ago because of the huge impact she had on her health. The ancient wisdom of medicinal plants inspired her to make a career change and combine her knowledge in science and herbal medicine.

She loves supporting people to learn about plant medicine, deepen their connection with nature and their cycles and guide them to make changes that make them feel empowered and free. Working in alignment with nature, the body will find its own way to balance through health. She feels deep gratitude to assist and witness this full process of transformation.

Her approach is to educate and offer different natural methods and dietary advice to live a healthier life by using preventative holistic herbal medicine and evidence-based solutions to get to the root cause of every person’s unique needs.

I was amazed at at the quality and quantity of information that Sofia provided me with the iridology, physical and personality characteristics. Throughout the sessions, I was able to understand the root cause of certain habits and let them go. These sessions have resulted in anemotional regeneration of past experiences as well as learning what is good for me in relation to my dietary habits. I couldn’t imagine the depth of the analysis from the iridology and the accurate information.



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