What should I expect in my fist visit?
On your first visit a detailed medical history will be recorded. Followed by an examination of the eyes (iridology), tongue and palpation of the pulse. A brief physical examination may be conducted where appropriate. Based on the diagnosis an individual treatment strategy will be devised and discussed and a course of treatment started.
What is phytotherapy?
Phytotherapy is a word derived from ancient Greek, meaning plant medicine. It is a synonym of herbal medicine.
Are all the "herbs" vegetable in origin?
Yes, they are from vegetable sources. Leaves flowers, twigs, stems, roots, tubers, rhizomes, and barks are some of the many vegetable parts used. In dry, tincture and powder forms are preferred choice of herbalist.
Does herbal medicine have side effects?
No, not if the formula has been correctly chosen and written. Most of the medicinals in the western materia medica have a very low toxicity compared to even common, over-the-counter Western drugs. When they are prescribed according to a correct pattern diagnosis, they should have virtually no side effects, only beneficial healing results. If a patient experiences any discomfort while taking Chinese herbs, they should tell their practitioner, who will then modify the formula until there are no side effects.
What is naturopathy with herbal medicine good for?
Naturopathy treats the full. range of human, disease with herbs. It treats acute diseases, like intestinal flu and the common cold, as well as chronic diseases, such as allergies, gynecological disorders, autoimmune diseases, chronic viral diseases, and degenerative, diseases due to aging. In particular, herbal medicine is especially good for promoting the body’s ability to heal and regain wellbeing.
Can pregnant women take herbs?
Yes, if prescribed by a professional Herbal naturopathic practitioner. Herbal medicine has been used for over 2,000 years to treat more than two score of diseases and symptoms occurring during pregnancy without harm to the fetus. Likewise, lactating mothers can take herbal medicine safely as long as they are prescribed by a trained practitioner.
How long does it take to see results with herbal medicine?
In acute conditions, results can be expected in a matter of minutes, In chronic conditions, some results should be seen within two weeks. Although chronic conditions may require taking Follow up and herbal medicine for a long time, nonetheless, signs that the medicine is working should be apparent to patient and practitioner alike almost from the very start.
What is a tincture & Why use alcohol?
A tincture is an alcohol extract of a herb, resulting in a liquid format that is taken orally. Tinctures have been used by herbalists as a traditional and perhaps the purest form of using herbs and is considered to one of the most effective ways of getting a herbal extract into the body. Alcohol is used as an extraction agent because it is able to extract both water and fat-soluble substances, which covers most of the extractable elements within plants. This means that we are confident of achieving a balance that reflects the make-up of the original plant.
Can children take herbal medicine?
Yes. Paediatrics is a speciality within herbal studies and children can be given reduced dosages. There are also special prepared paediatric medicines in dry and powder form. Herbal medicine can treat colic, the fussiness of teething, earache, diarrhoea, cough, colds and fever in children.
What are the fees?
Initial consultation: €70
Follow up: €35
Tincture: €35 (3 weeks supply)
Tincture: €15 (1 weeks supply)
Dried herbs: €15 (3 weeks supply for teas)
Medicinal creams: €10 (60ml jar. All creams are handmade with natural raw material)