Plant-based medicines with individual formulas tailored to each person to achieve vitality, energy, clear thought, immunity, and strength!

Sarah is a qualified Master Medical Herbalist and Iridologist, living in Oxford but practising throughout Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire at Champney’s spa.

Sarah completed an intensive four-year course at The Irish School of Herbal Medicine, learning about iridology and herbal medicine and integrating mind, body, emotions, & clients’ history in understanding how to treat.

Instead of just passing herbs to my clients, I complete an in-depth consultation with them, taking their diet, lifestyle and hereditary factors into consideration before giving them any herbs.

I use iridology as a powerful form of assessment & diagnosis when working with a new client. This enables me to assess what the internal tissues of the body are doing, spotting any stresses or strains or inflammation or acidity (as examples) that could turn into illness. The way I work is by considering the client as a whole system. I consider them integratively, holistically, and systemically and consider how different parts of their presentation link together. I do not consider a part of the body in isolation.

The herbal formulas I make are carefully thought out and put together by me from my supply of over 200 herbs I carry in my clinic in Oxford.

Many of my clients only need one or possibly two treatments to bring them back into health.

Sarah offers an indepth 1-1 consultation, which include an Iridology treatment and a months supply of herbs needed for £220

What is Medicinal Herbalism?

Herbal medicine is the study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants. It is a gentle medicine with individual formulas tailored to each person, meaning that no two formulas are the same.

Herbal medicines are plant-based medicines made from differing combinations of plant parts e.g. leaves, flowers or roots. Each part of the plant possesses different medicinal uses and the many types of chemical constituents used often require different extraction methods. Both fresh and dried plant matter are used, depending on the herb.

herbalist working

How can Herbalism Help you?

To Herbalists, health is not just ‘the absence of disease’. It is vitality, energy, clear thought, immunity, and strength. How we treat our minds and bodies has a direct effect on health. As such, we are ultimately responsible for the health and well being of our bodies. We work by fine tuning the body to prevent it from becoming ill in the first place.

At Luminate-Wellness, our medical herbalists carefully take a case history from each client and make up specific herbal formulas for their individual complaint. Each herbal remedy is carefully thought through and mixtures are made by hand.

Who is it for?

Herbal Medicine is suitable for people of any age, including children, who respond especially well to the gentle actions of herbs. Each patient is treated as an individual – a Medical Herbalist recognises that no two patients are the same.

Today, about 40 percent of our prescription medicines come from plant extracts or synthesised plant compounds. Using a Herbalist means that you are getting pure plant medicine rather than chemically-created medicine (Pharmaceutical medicine) which means fewer side effects and therefore less medicine to take.

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herbal treatment

What can a Herbalist Treat?

Medical Herbalists treat a wide variety of conditions. They focus on treating the whole person, both their physical symptoms and emotional health. Herbalists understand that the mind and body are connected and that one cannot function to the best of its ability unless the other one is working well. This ‘whole body’ type of medicine means that the root cause of an illness is addressed.

See a Full List

Immune system boosting and maintenance
Joints & Bones (including arthritis and rheumatism)
Heart & Circulation
Skin and elimination channels
Nutrition and Nourishment
Stomach and gut problems
Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Hormone and Endocrine Health
Emotional Health and well being
Fatigue Syndrome,
Adrenal overload
Energy and Stamina
Digestion and digestive health


Iridology is an alternative medicine technique which involves taking a close-up picture of the eye with a special camera. It doesn’t hurt and it is not invasive.

This photograph is then expanded on a screen where I will interpret the image. I am looking for hereditary markings as well as any potential blockages or focuses of energy.

I can tell how your body is feeling, what your stress levels are like and how you are coping. I can see what your relationship with your mother and father was like. I can
understand systemic weaknesses.

I can also work with herbal medicine to help with anything I may pick up on throughout your session

1 hour Iridology ~ £100, upgrade to a 1-1 consultation for £220 and this will be included.





History of iridology

Iridology is a historic medicine and was widely practised in ancient Tibet, Egypt and China. The European wave of iridology underwent a resurgence in the 1900s when a Hungarian Doctor called Dr Ignatz von Peczely was playing with an owl that happened to break one of its legs. He noticed that a black stripe appeared in one of the lower regions of the owl’s eye. As the injury improved and healed, the black stripe became a tiny black mark. He remembered this and after many years of research he correlated it and published his research in the book ‘Discoveries in the Realms of Nature and Art of Healing’. His ‘Iris Chart’ was established in 1880.

At a similar time (in the 1860’s) a young Swedish boy, Nils Liljequist became ill after a vaccination which was followed up with doses of quinine and iodine. He noticed the changes in the colour of his formerly blue eyes, as the drug spots appeared.

In 1870, he published a paper describing his experiences, ‘Quinine and Iodine change the Colour of the Iris’, and in 1893 published ‘Om Oegendiagnosen’, in which he included his ‘Iris Chart’.

These two pioneers of the European movement in iridology both created eye charts, detailing the organ structure as it appears in the eye. Liljequist and von Peczely’s ‘Iris Charts’ were very similar. These charts were improved upon until now we have two main schools or Iridology.

Sarah works and has studied using Bernard Jenson’s techniques and is fully qualified in iris diagnosis, vitalist healing and her consultations will guide you through changes you can make for a complete systemic improvement.

Iridology test


Sarah is hoping to come and run regular weekly clinics at Luminate. Please fill out the online form and we will get back with the next avaliable date she will be with us.