At the first appointment enquiries are made with regard to your current state of health, past medical history, diet, levels of stress, quality of sleep and other matters relating to general health. The aim of this is to assist in discovering how a problem may have come about, so that an appropriate a plan of treatment can be tailored specifically for you. Details are taken of medications, both prescribed and over the counter and any supplements (it is sometimes helpful to bring a list with you in this respect).
Throughout the consultation your questions and concerns will be listened to carefully. The approach is a collaborative one between practitioner and client, taking into account your views on the history of the condition and working at your pace. A prescription of herbs is then specifically dispensed for you. Your blood pressure may be taken and physical examinations are undertaken where necessary. This initial consultation usually takes between 1 hour and 1.5 hrs.
At follow-up appointments, progress is monitored and the prescription may be adjusted in light of feedback from you. Further enquiries about the condition may be made with regard to the case history taken at the first appointment and additional supportive advice is given. These consultations usually take 30 to 40 minutes.
Many Herbal medicines come in the form of a tincture – a tincture is made by steeping a herb in water and alcohol for a period of time and then straining it. Tinctures are preserved by the alcohol they contain, the alcohol also helps to extract constituents that are not water soluble, such as resins. Tinctures do not need to be kept in the fridge. The prescribed amount is measured and then diluted in water and taken two to three times per day in most cases. Teas, encapsulated herbs, supplements, creams or salves may also be prescribed. I use high quality herbal tinctures and teas – most are organically grown.
First Appointment: £40.00 approx 1 to 1.5 hours
Follow-up appointments: £25.00 – approx 30 to 40 minutes
Telephone appointments –
after an initial consultation, where appropriate: £12.00 – 15 minutes
Herbal Medicines –
in addition to consultation fees: approx. £26.00 per month of treatment for Herb tinctures, less for teas
Fees are payable at the end of each consultation.
If you need to cancel or re-arrange a consultation, please give me at least 24 hours notice.