Together, as patient and herbalist we decide what are the priority health issues for you and agree between us how we will set about tackling any areas of concern. I will also be able to give you some idea of how long we think it will take your herbal treatment to resolve any health issues you have. This may range from a few weeks to several months depending on the severity of your condition. If you have a terminal illness herbal medicine can still be very effective in providing secondary palliative care to increase comfort and life quality.
I will provide you with a medicine or medicines to take home. The medicines are made at the time of your consultation so you can begin taking them the same day. The medicines are put together from primarily organic herbs which are biodynamically cultivated or wildcrafted from sustainable sources. They are:
Organic dried herbs which we may ask you to use as herbal teas or washes
Organic liquid tinctures and fluid extracts. These are the most likely form of herbs that we will prescribe to you. We will usually ask you to take 30 drops (only 1.5mls!) three times a day with a little water.
Creams and ointments
We may ask you to make dietary changes if necessary; these are rarely drastic, but tend to be simple additions or reductions of items in your diet. Even if you have a severe digestive complaint gentle, slow changes are best.
We will also talk to you about your general lifestyle. That is, for instance, whether you are going through particular stresses or strains. As everyone is aware, things like moving house, changing jobs or being a carer can have a major impact on your health. You do not have to talk about anything you do not want to; you share with the herbalist as much as you wish. We may recommend some, again simple, lifestyle changes such as an increase in exercise, or the opposite (!) if you do too much. Most people just need to make minor changes to make a big
Most people just need to make minor changes in their lifestyle, that can make a big difference in maintaining and improving their health. Book a consultation today in Edinburgh and talk to our qualified and experienced herbalist. Call us now: