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Herbal medicine

The development of Western Herbal Medicine can be traced back to Graeco-Roman, Arabic, European and American cultures. Although there is a foundation of traditional use to Western Herbal Medicine, modern use also includes scientific research

Besides Western herbal tradition I use wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. 

In terms of treatment, I use various preparations made from either whole plants or parts of it, like flowers, roots, barks or leaves. For example herbal medicine can be prescribed in the form of tinctures, decoctions, infusions, capsules, powders, creams, ointments, poultices, eye and ear drops, pessaries, gargles, scalp lotion, inhalation baths and more.

Western herbal medicine focuses on the person and the cause of their illness rather than the symptoms that they have.  The choice of herbs that a practitioner prescribes is based on detailed information given to the practitioner by the client and the result of any clinical examination carried out during the consultation.  This allows a bespoke, personalised prescription to be created.

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Naturopathy

Naturopathy is an approach to health. The core focus of any Naturopathic treatment is to maintain the 
Vis Medicatrix Naturae  (Vital Force of nature) also known as Qi or Prana. Given the right conditions - healthy
lifestyle practices in combination with gentle, non-invasive therapies - the the body 
can self-heal or self-correct. I believe that each person is unique and that treatment 
should be tailored to meet individual requirements regardless of the presenting condition,
thus I aim to treat the person and not the disease.

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Constitutional iridology

In iridology we study the coloured portion of the eye - the iris. The textures, patterns and markings seen in the iris are unique to the person. Together these features form a map which gives an iridologist valuable information about a person's inherited strengths and weaknesses. Knowing your weaknesses means we can take steps with food, supplements, lifestyle and more, to support, enhance, and protect the weak areas from breaking down. You certainly may be able to avoid some of the health problems of your parents and grandparents when you understand how your body is programmed and what you can do to improve the programming.

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What to expect

The initial consultation includes a detailed case history taken with questions about your medical history, your current health status, lifestyle and diet. Assessment techniques may include a blood pressure check, physical examination, tongue and pulse examination, your eyes may be examined with a torch and magnifying glass and pictures will also be taken.

A herbal remedy, which is specifically made for you, will usually be prescribed and/or nutritional supplements, lifestyle modifications, dietary changes may be suggested. Herbal remedies are completely natural and are a gentler form of medicine, this can mean that they will work slower than pharmaceuticals, thus you will be advised to return for a follow-up appointment in two to four weeks. 

Further appointments may be necessary to assess whether your prescription requires adjusting as your health improves.

Herbal remedies most commonly come in the form of tincture (plant constituents extracted in water and alcohol), herbal teas, powders, capsules, creams, oils and ointments.

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