Personalised Healthcare FAQs
What is a Medical Herbalist?
- UK trained in approved establishments, usually to Degree level.
- Insured to practice.
- Required to abide by a Code of Ethics.
- Required to demonstrate ongoing learning and professional development.
How does herbal medicine work?
When you break a bone or cut yourself, your body’s inner wisdom and life force automatically fixes it. The same life force is what turned you from two cells into a complete baby, and this ability is what we aim to support with herbal treatment.
Is Herbal Medicine the same as Homeopathy and Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Although it’s very effective, it’s also very complicated and not an approach we understand very well. Homeopathy works purely on an energetic level, so that the medicines used can’t be tested in a laboratory as science hasn’t yet found a way of understanding energetics. Both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy use animal and mineral extracts as well as herbs.
Western Herbal Medicine is also very old and comes from the ancient Greek and Middle Eastern traditions, so it’s much more comfortable for us to use in this part of the world.
Why do you combine coaching with herbal medicine?
I’ve been told that my condition is incurable, so what makes you think you can help me?
Nature has incredible power when it comes to treating illness, and whilst we don’t make any promises, we have seen and heard of numerous cases where people have defied all the odds and made a good recovery, even when their prognosis was very poor. You may be interested to read the story of Louise Hay which is a well known example.
As with conventional treatment, the longer you leave a health problem without seeking help, the more difficult it becomes to treat. So if you’re interested in herbal treatment it’s best to book a short consultation sooner rather than later.
The doctors don’t know what’s wrong with me. Does that matter?
Can I still see you if I’m already taking other medication?
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
If you’re starting on the Extreme Self Care or Intensive Care Course, your first consultation will be 60 or 90 minutes long and you’ll need to bring:
- A urine sample taken first thing in the morning and kept refrigerated during the day.
- All your medication, including oral contraceptives, vitamins, minerals, herbal remedies, and painkillers.
- All your test results, correspondence from Doctors and hospitals relating to your investigations and treatment so far.
- A note of questions to ask if you’re worried you won’t remember at the time.
Do you treat children?
How do we keep in touch during my treatment?
If you’re on the Extreme Self Care programme, we’ll have a short consultation about halfway through and again at the end to see how you are.
On the Intensive Care Programme we’ll be in touch at least once a week for our coaching and catch up calls, as well as a review at the end of your course.
How long does treatment take?
The Extreme Self Care programme is 6 weeks long, and the Intensive Care programme lasts a minimum of 12 weeks.
Everyone’s different and the amount of time it takes to recover varies enormously from person to person, but the more committed you are to put into making the recommended improvements, the quicker it will be.