Blazena Sejirmanova BSc (Hons) MNIHM
I have always had a keen interest in nature and its healing abilities. My connection to the plant kingdom had been nurtured since an early age, when I observed my grandmother using herbs in everyday cooking as well as preparing remedies for common ailments. As I grew up I found myself talking to plants, and found their beauty uplifting. I became very interested in being able to identify plants, and at the same time marvelled at their possible actions on the human body. It was a standard practice in my family to draw on the general knowledge of the community or consult herbal texts to attend to common ailments. As I became an adult I have realised that the common knowledge and practice of using herbs growing around us for improving health was becoming increasingly a thing of the past. It was during my travels in New Zealand where I had an opportunity to spend time in nature and remember my passions, that I have decided to pursue my lifelong interest through a university course. In my practice, I work with individuals to find the balance and restoration through the use of herbal extracts as well as encouragement of personal empowerment.
I obtained a Bachelor Honours Degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Westminster, which included over 500 hours of clinical practice. Here as a medical herbalist I studied Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Materia Medica, Differential Diagnosis, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Phytochemistry.
I am a member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, leading professional body representing herbal practitioners. I keep up with the latest research and development in the field of herbal medicine through visiting regular continuous professional development courses and seminars.