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Our Oath

I swear by all that I hold dear and by all those influences that have lead me to the practice of herbal medicine that I will fulfil according to my ability and judgement this oath and this covenant:

To apply herbal treatments and natural methods for the benefit of the sick according to my abilities and judgement and to recognise my limits and consequently to refer patients appropriately.

To recognise that I come from a long tradition of herbal medicine which I have a responsibility to uphold.

To recognise the necessity in protecting and nurturing the environment in general and the production of sustainable herbal remedies in particular.

That whomever I treat my only objective will be to improve their health.

That whatever I may see or hear in the course of my practice in regard to the life of my patients, I will keep this to myself, recognising the importance of confidentiality in a therapeutic relationship.

That if I fulfil this oath and do not violate it, I may be granted the simple pleasures of life as I will have a clear conscience and an open heart.