Medical Herbalist

MSc Immunology & Global Health, BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, PG Certificate Counselling Studies, MNIMH, MIMHO

Fiona Gannon is a qualified Medical Herbalist who graduated from Napier University, Edinburgh in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Medicine.  This course was accredited by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) in which Fiona continues to be a member as well as the Irish Medical Herbalists Organisation (IMHO).  She gained a Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Edinburgh University in 2009, which is also a COSCA Certified course. COSCA is a professionally recognised counselling skills qualification in Scotland.    

In September 2010, Fiona moved back home to concentrate on practising Herbal Medicine in Ireland.  She became involved with the Irish Medical Herbalists Organisation and took on the role as their current Treasurer as well as on their board of Continual Professional Development.  Part of this role, she organised a national seminar for Medical Herbalists and other therapists in relation to The Management of Cancer.  In 2014, Fiona completed her Masters in Immunology and Global Health at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Fiona has particular interest of specialisation in Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Care, Immune System Health and Auto-immunity illnesses, Children’s Health, Mental Well-Being, Dermatology and Cancer.

She occasionally runs workshops and talks on various subjects in relation to Health, Herbs, Diet and Lifestyle Counselling for various groups as requested. You can contact her directly via email or on her mobile, if you would like her to speak at your group.

Philosophy of Practice

Fiona has a passion for looking after people’s health.  She is continuously developing her knowledge so that her patients get the best care possible.  She provides a full spectrum approach to her patient’s health problems.  Drawing on her extensive knowledge and experience, Fiona provides in-depth insights into underlying health problems in a friendly and relaxed way.  She is aware of the importance of medicines being sourced from reputable manufacturers who maintain consistent quality standards.  Sustainability is of crucial importance.




The National Institute of Medical Herbalists and Irish Medical Herbalists Organisation.

WHAT IS National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH)?

The National Association of Medical Herbalists was established in Britain in 1864 and was renamed in 1945 to NIMH.

Today, NIMH registered Western Medical Herbalists combine the latest scientific research with historical knowledge.  Their four year training includes biomedical, pharmacy, botany, material medica (herbal therapeutic applications, safety and interactions), making herbal medicine, plant identification, medical sciences, clinical sciences, diagnostic and differential diagnostic skills, nutrition, toxicology and pharmacology all at university awarded degree level.  They must also complete a minimum of 500 supervised clinical hours, in which they are given extensive practical application.  The panel of examiners which form part of the final exams for qualification includes a G.P.

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WHAT IS Irish Medical Herbalists Organisation (IMHO)?

In 2005, The Irish Medical Herbal Organisation was set up for medical herbalists who wanted to belong to a professional organization contributing in the work of the National Working Group on the Regulation of Complementary Therapists and the National Herbal Council.  IMHO medical herbalists are trained in a western tradition of herbalism and are graduates of colleges accredited by NIMH.

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