The first visit to your herbalist will usually last an hour or longer. There will be an in-depth discussion of your health issues and everything affecting them, current and past.
As every patient is unique, a prescription will be created specifically for you. Your practitioner will select high-quality herbal tinctures chosen for your unique physiology and situation. Follow-up consultations are shorter and are typically every 2 to 4 weeks. These appointments allow for any necessary adjustments to your prescription to ensure it goes on being effective for you.
What is herbal medicine?
Herbal medicine has been used over thousands of years and in every culture of the world as the primary form of medicine. Many of our orthodox drugs were originally based on plants. The body has a great affinity with herbal medicine as we have evolved with the plant world and so you could say that the body ‘understands’ herbal medicine. Herbs work with the body to aid in proper functioning and support healing, they have been traditionally used to treat many ailments. Some of the commonly seen complaints in practice include IBS and other digestive complaints, hormonal complaints, headaches and migraine, skin complaints and many nervous system complaints including anxiety and low mood. Patients consult us with many of the complaints that you would take to your doctor but instead of using conventional drugs we use plant medicine, nutritional supplements and diet and lifestyle changes (if necessary) to help improve the health and wellbeing.