Where necessary, clinical examinations similar to those done by your GP, may also be performed during the consultation. This can include blood pressure and weight checks or chest or abdominal examinations, for example. If relevant, there may also be useful diagnostic tests as well as supplements recommended,
We will then formulate your personalised
treatment plan, which may be based on a herbal prescription to support your presenting health concern, as well as the agreed lifestyle strategies for longer term benefits. This will also be sent to you in writing, along with any further useful tools, techniques or information.
This consultation can last between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on needs, or may be scheduled for a further initial consultation for complex cases.
Should you have an ongoing condition you may be eligible to be moved onto a telephone/video consultation scheme once we have completed an initial and follow-up face to face appointment. This reduces the need for you to physically attend the clinic, unless you would prefer to.
All options are flexible and can be discussed at each stage of your progress to find the best solution that fits you.
Plant-Based Medicinal Prescriptions
Whilst our treatment approaches focus on prevention techniques and lifestyle practices, some patients will require the use of a medicinal prescription to either enhance their treatment programme, or to offer interim relief of a health condition whilst implementing longer-term strategies.
As our prescriptions are formulated from plant-based medicine, these support our ethos of synergy; their mechanisms of action work in greater harmony with your body
If you require a medicinal prescription, it may be based on one or several of the below types of medicine, all of which your practitioner will ensure can be taken along side any other medications you are taking.
Medicinal tinctures are usually comprised of several herbs preserved in an alcohol-base, that are researched and completely tailored to the patients needs. Tinctures utilise beneficial constituents extracted from plants that address either the specific ailment being treated, or its underlying root cause.
Dried herbs are usually taken as a tea, infusion or decoction. This is made by the patient at home from a specifically mixed blend provided as part of your prescription. Full instructions will be provided on how to correctly prepare it and can be especially useful for treatment of Irritable or Inflammatory Bowel Conditions
For treatments that require a topical prescription, a herbally infused cream will be prescribed based on the needs of the condition being treated. These can be really beneficial for conditions where direct application of a prescription is needed, such as in bites and stings, or conditions such as Osteoarthritis.
Please be aware that you may require several weeks worth of prescription to take in between appointments or may involve more than one treatment type i.e. a tea and a cream may be prescribed. If you have any concern around this, please let us know.