The Consultation | Our Process | The Herb Clinic
Find out everything you need to know about our consultation process and how you can harness the healing properties of herbs, here.
Our Consultation Process
Conventional medical diagnosis is used during an unhurried, personal and comprehensive consultation, during which the wider aspects of your health are fully considered, including any medication you may be taking, your diet and lifestyle. A physical examination is also carried out as necessary, such as checking blood pressure, listening to lungs or examining the visible manifestation of your condition such as the skin. This typically takes an hour.
Following the consultation, a carefully formulated and balanced herbal medicine is prescribed - uniquely prepared to your own specific needs and treatment. Diet and lifestyle advice is also given as part of your treatment plan. So much more than symptomatic relief, I will look beyond the obvious directing treatment at the root cause of health problems.
Your medicine is truly bespoke; even with a similar health problem, no two people are the same, therefore no two prescriptions are exactly the same.
Treatment is generally a liquid medicine (tincture) that is conveniently taken in a small amount of water. Herbal tablets, creams, lotions, shampoos, teas and syrups may also be prescribed as required.
Herbal medicine is generally compatible with conventional medicine although it is important that any current prescriptions are taken into account by a qualified Herbalist.
Follow up consultations allow for progress to be carefully monitored and are generally booked for four weeks later, depending on individual requirements.