including mental ill-health and back pain to seek alternative
treatments such as visiting a local Pharmacy or specialist local NHS
service, according to the Guardian.
This illustrates how the NHS is under pressure to meet the demands of
an aging population with chronic conditions. The Devon Doctor claims
that they were trying to help patients access faster treatment rather
than waiting for a GP appointment.
Why not visit a Medical Herbalist who can offer shorter waiting times
and longer consultations. Evidence supports the use of herbal medicine
in the treatment of anxiety and depression as well as back pain.
Consideration of herbal medicine as an alternative treatment would
relieve patients and relieve the NHS.