About Julia Behrens
Julia makes many of her herbal preparations herself and as far as possible uses herbs from organic, sustainable and traceable sources.
With over 20yrs of experience and an Honours degree in Herbal Medicine a Member of the College of Practitioners of Phototherapy (MCPP) with 2 diplomas in Nutrition and Therapeutic Massage. Julia enjoys working in a GP's surgery in Herstmonceux, and an Albion clinic in Brighton. She has also lectured at the School of Herbal Medicine, Bader international study centre, lectured at Westminster and East London Universities, Queens University at the Bader international study centre, consulted for the WWF and set up training program in Lyme disease and on the plant therapy range for Neal's Yard.
Committed to raising awareness about plants, healing, and sustainability, Julia has also published in the European Journal of Herbal Medicine for the WWF and Plantlike. She has also been on Channel 4 Food Unwrapped talking about wormwood.
Yet the of focus of Julia’s work is to help improve the body’s own natural ability to heal itself by using herbs, nutrition and making life style changes so that the body has a chance to enhance one’s own vitality and strength. Herbs can be used in numerous ways, to help reduce inflammation, co–infections, regulate hormones replace certain nutrients depleted in the body and help protect the body by enhancing the immune system and reducing the side effects of medication or symptoms from ill health.
The CPP is a professional membership organisation that sets the highest standards of practice in herbal medicine. All new members are qualified to university level 6, have undergone a final clinical exam and have a minimum of 500 hours of clinical training.CPP members recognise excellence in practice, following a high quality of training in physiology, pathology, differential diagnosis, clinical medicine, pharmacology and nutrition. Members have an understanding of diagnostic and therapeutic skills and techniques, a solid understanding and appreciation of our medicinal herbs and constituents, and a continued desire to learn how these tools together promote health.
The EHTPA is an umbrella body which represents professional associations of herbal/traditional medicine practitioners offering variously western herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurveda and traditional Tibetan medicine. The EHTPA is dedicated to the development of herbal/traditional medicine, preserving and enhancing the legal basis of practice across EU Members States and promoting best practice throughout the traditions.