Welcome to Herbal Medicine. My name is Dan Wheals and I am a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH). Since 2007 I have treated people with plant based herbal medicines. Please read about what I do and contact me for a free chat to discuss if seeing a herbalist is right for you.  We'll take it from there.  

I live on the Essex/ Suffolk Boarder but we can use digital communication too. 


dano at herbaculture.co.uk

Skype: danwheals   Zoom: by arrangement

What to expect from a herbalism consultation.

When you see me in a consultation I fit your treatment and healthcare to your needs. The first visit usually lasts an hour. An in-depth discussion about you, your health issues and everything affecting them, past and present.  I call this your health story and though you remain clothed, there may be some physical examinations needed. As every patient is unique, a prescription will be created specifically for you which could include teas, tinctures, creams and supplements. This will be sent to you  or pick up / drop off arranged.  

I can take payments by card, cheque or cash but I prefer bank transfer at www.herbaculture.org.  Please discuss if herbal medicine is right for you first (free chat). You can pay for consultations and medicines separately.  I find that some patients want certainty so I created a fixed fee for the initial 1 hour consultation, whatever medicines are needed and the first follow up half hour if you prefer.  

Follow up consultations are shorter (30 mins) and are typically 2-4 weeks apart. These appointments allow for any necessary adjustments to your prescription to ensure it goes on being effective for you. Repeat prescriptions can be ordered via phone or email and paid for online.

What is Herbal Medicine? 

Used appropriately, plants are powerful medicines capable of addressing the perceived causes of illness and supporting the maintenance, restoration or management of health. 

In the developed world people are living longer, but increasingly we are also living with long-term health problems. We face healthcare challenges relating to our daily life such as stress, dietary choices, and sedentary lifestyles. Herbal medicine can bring us back to health in a gentle and well tolerated way that provides long-term relief from both physical and mental disorders. Not all of our health problems are chronic; herbal medicine can also help with short-lived and self limiting illnesses and infections. 

Is Herbal Medicine right for you? 

Herbal Medicine is the oldest and still most widely used system of medicine in the world today. Treatment is centred on the care of each patient as an individual. The medicines are made exclusively from plants. 

Whilst face to face consultations are more difficult with Covid-19 I have used Skype and Zoom to great effect. Medicines can be posted. I am based between Colchester Essex and Ipswich Suffolk in East Anglia, England. 

Most people like to phone/ email me first to explain their situation. 


Philosophy of Practice

NIMH medical herbalists take a holistic view of health. Our aim is to prevent disease and restore health. Patients are seen as a person, not labelled as a disease and I try to treat the underlying cause of your health problems. By acknowledging the body's innate ability to correct imbalances and heal itself; I aim to assist this by prescribing and dispensing plant medicines in a safe and effective manner together with advice to help you restore and maintain better health.