What is herbal medicine?
Herbal medicine uses plants for medicine to help get the body back into balance. It has been used for thousands of years all over the world. Many of our common pharmaceutical medicines are derived from herbs.
Many forms of herbal medicine can be applied, the most common is orally with either tinctures (alcohol based), powders, capsules or the whole dried herb.
Each remedy is custom made according to what is discussed in your consultation.
It is usual have an initial consultation which last up to 1.5 hours whereby we will go over your full health history and lifestyle choices plus an iridology assessment. From this, plan will be created.
It is usual to have a follow up consultation to re-asses your complaints after 1-3 months.
If you have had any recent tests (the last 3 months) carried out with your doctor it is best to bring these along with you. I may advise you to get some further functional medical testing carried out.
The Herbal Medicine consultation is part of the ‘Naturopathy consultation’ with me, Nicole Ferguson. Please click here for more details.
Why use herbal medicine
As with any naturopathic based therapy, herbal medicine aims to treat the person and not the disease. It can be used on babies all the way through our earthly lives. Herbal medicine can be use used to assist most health complaints. There are rarely side effects but many side benefits.
Typical reasons people will come to see a naturopath:
- Reproductive health both men and female
- Hormonal balancing for all stages in life
- Digestive health anywhere from mouth to anus
- SIBO – small intestine bacterial overgrowth, candida, parasites….
- Heart and or lung health and associated conditions
- Autoimmune conditions
- Immune related disorders
- Joint health
- Mood and related disorders
- Healthy blood sugar balance
- Skin Conditions
- Optimise energy levels
- Weight issues
COVID-19 protocols – Please bring your own face mask, pen, your own water to drink and just essentials that you need to bring into the room on the day of your treatment. Please ensure that you arrive on time as I need to make sure everything is properly cleaned for the next client to enter the room.
If you are ‘High risk’ and have been shielding I cannot see you at present. I will keep up to date with Government guidance about when it is safe to see you. i am able to carry out virtual appointments.
I have full infection control measures in place according to my governing body and government requirements.
If you have been feeling unwell or have been showing any signs of COVID-19 please rearrange your appointment.
You will be having your treatment at your own risk.
Track and Trace – As from Thursday 24th September 2020 every client that comes to my practice is required, by law, to provide their contact details for me to pass onto NHS Test and Trace, if needed. This is no longer something I am permitted to opt out of. Therefore, by attending your appointment you are consenting to me passing on your details to the NHS track and Trace if requested to do so.
Initial consultation up to 90 minutes £115. Please note a deposit of £25 is required upon booking
Follow up to £45 45 minutes