Órla O'Flaherty

Is a Herbalist and Naturopath.

She studied and graduated from CNM UK & Ireland (College of Naturopath Medicine) in 2015.  She is the presenter of Órla’s Happy Hormones Podcast, which comes out every week, helping women to gain more knowledge about their bodies, hormones and sacred selves.

Órla opened her clinic in Lower Salthill in Galway, Ireland in 2015 and has been working with people one to one on all health conditions from Hormonal Health to IBS and Anxiety using specific Herbal Formulas for the individual and Naturopathic Nutrition alongside lifestyle guidance and mindfulness practices. 

She grew up in a complimentary medicine family.  From the age of 13 she was using Homeopathy and Herbal Medicines to treat every day ailments and health concerns.  From an early age, she went on self development workshops, studied psychotherapy courses and natural home remedy courses all to enhance her knowledge in human behaviour and natural, healthy living.

About Naturopathy

The Origins of Naturopathy

The principles of Naturopathy were first used by the Hippocratic School of Medicine in about 400 BC. The Greek philosopher and founder of Medicine, Hippocrates believed in viewing the whole person in regards to finding a cause of disease, and using the laws of nature to induce cure. It was from this original school of thought that Naturopathy takes its principles.

 

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest and most used methods of medicine even in todays world.  Herbal Medicine and Conventional medicine share one key component. Phytochemicals.  Phytochemicals are plant chemicals extracted for their medicinal properties.  Up to 80% of pharmaceutical medications are derived from plant chemicals.  A single chemical can be extracted from a plant for their therapeutic effects and mixed with synthetic chemicals to have a healing substance, giving us pharmaceutical medications.  The added bonus to herbal medicine is that a plant works synergistically (wholly together).  One chemical in a plant may increase blood pressure but another chemical in the same plant will counteract that effect, reducing the risks of side effects from using only 1 of the plants chemicals. 

Herbal Medicine dates back as far as 400B.C. Hippocrates the founder of Medicine and the Hippocratic Oath, used still today, was quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”.  Herbs were and still are used for their therapeutic effects on all bodily systems to bring a person back into balance and health.

No two Herbal Formulas are the same.  Every individual is treated differently from one another.  When using Herbal Medicine, Órla is looking for the root cause of a condition and looking at the person as a whole, not as an illness. 

The healing power of nature

Nature has the innate ability to heal

Identify and treat the cause

There is always an underlying cause, be it physical or emotional

Prevention is better than cure

Naturopathy may remove toxic substances and situations from a patient’s lifestyle to prevent the onset of further disease

Treat the whole person

When preparing a treatment plan, all aspects of a person’s being are taken into consideration

Naturopath as a teacher

Naturopath empowers the patient to take responsibility for his/her own health by teaching self-care

Do no harm

Naturopath will never use treatments that may create other conditions

Prevention is better than cure and that’s what Órla aims to help people with. To help them bring wellness and balance to their lives before a problem occurs. And if a problem occurs, she is there to help the person heal themselves through knowledge, good food, herbal medicine and mindfulness

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Órla’s Happy Hormones is a weekly podcast presented by Órla where she speaks individually and also interviews leading health experts in the area of all things Hormones, Health & Wellness. 

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