Self care conditions

Doctors and their medicines are vital when your health is threatened, and you usually need to put yourselves in their hands when you cannot manage your health yourself.

However family doctors also agree that many common conditions are not treated well by prescriptions. If serious illnesses has been ruled out and you are still tired, have backache, headaches or other aches and pains, have frequent coughs and colds, are not eating well or have digestive upsets, cannot sleep well, have stress-related anxieties, menstrual or menopausal symptoms, among other common symptoms, there are many things you can do for yourself.

Here we look at a range of everyday conditions that are very common and very appropriate to self care, once more serious conditions have been ruled out.

See the menu bar on the left to choose your condition and see how you can use herbs to help. You will also be able to see an independent guide to all self care options with a simple evidence score.