What's my story?
Originally from South Moravia, I studied general nursing and worked in a hospital for nearly 8 years. After relocating to London, a beautiful and multicultural city, I continued taking care of patients in private home care settings for further 10 years. In 2019 I moved back to Czechia.
When I was growing up in a little village, a beautiful region of hot summers, meadows and vineyards, my grandmother used to make dark coloured tinctures from walnuts, yarrow, hypericum and others to be used either internally or topically to relieve common ailments such as stomach upsets or aching muscles. Freshly harvested lime-blossoms, calendula and lemon balm herbs were drying on sheets of paper to be made into tea mixtures, and their divine aromas would be wafting in the air and around the house.
Following on my family traditions of using herbal remedies and my love for nature and plants, I had an opportunity to support my passion in holistic healing by studying a science degree at the University of Westminster in London. The extensive Herbal Medicine course consisted of specific subjects such as human anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, plant materia medica and phytochemistry, nutrition, diagnostics and clinical examination skills (equivalent to GP standard), including 500 hours of clinical practice over the course. I graduated four years later in 2015 and have been treating clients since. For my dissertation, I had chosen eczema as a topic which was very close to my childhood. As a little girl I battled with eczema, which later developed in asthma and allergies. It was this that drove my interest and passion in medical herbalism. I was fascinated to see how lifestyle and diet adjustments with herbal support can combat diseases and their manifestation. Between 2016 and 2019 I joined the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the UK's leading professional body for herbal practitioners, to support my continuing professional development.
By having a nursing background I found my theoretical and practical working experiences extremely advantageous. I can draw on and I am able to distinguish the differences between allopathic and complementary medicinal approaches to their established treatments. I’m fortunate enough to implement my genuine interest, passion, and own methodology to support my clients in their own treatment choices and healing journeys.