WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION BE LIKE?
During your initial consultation, we will discuss any health concerns you may have. A very detailed history of your health will be recorded to ensure the most effective naturopathic treatment plan is determined. You will also receive advice on any dietary changes you might need to consider, as well as advise on supplementation of certain nutrients if required. In addition, a referral to a General Practitioner or another health care specialist might be given. Once the consultation is finished, you will receive a personalised herbal formula and a naturopathic advice sheet, which will contain all necessary suggestions and information on nutrition, lifestyle and supplementation.
DO YOU PERFORM ANY LABORATORY TESTS OR ANY MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS?
Every in person consultation involves a blood pressure check up.
After the initial consultation you may be advised to seek further examination or laboratory tests. In cases of general blood tests or further detailed examinations, you will be advised to see your General Practitioner. However, there are many tests that can be carried out via the herbal clinic if needed, such as stool analysis for parasitic infections, gut markers, hormone profile tests and many others.
WHAT IS A HERBAL FORMULA?
A herbal formula consists of multiple herbs, chosen and combined specifically for you. The most common form of a herbal formula is a tincture.
If a tincture is not an appropriate treatment for you, you will receive a herbal prescription of dried herbs, glycerates, or in some cases lifestyle advice and a nutritional plan is all that is required.
DO YOU TREAT CHRONIC CONDITIONS?
In naturopathic medicine, we treat people and not the disease itself. Therefore, an appropriate herbal medicine and naturopathic prescription can be used to help clients to deal with both acute or chronic illnesses.
HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO VISIT MY PRACTITIONER?
Once the initial consultation is over, your practitioner will advice you on the next date you should revisit the clinic. It generally depends on each individual case and their health complaints. However, in most cases, the follow up consultation should take place two weeks after your initial consultation, just before your first herbal prescription is finished. Afterwards, the visits will become less frequent, as you will be able to order a repeat prescription in between the consultations. It is important to be consistent with visits, in order to reach the desired outcome for your health and wellbeing.
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