Your first consultation with our herbalist will probably last about 50 minutes. In the clinic, patients will have their case history taken by our assistant supervised by an experienced practitioner. You will be asked questions about your current state of health and whether you are taking any medication. You will also be asked about your medical and family history, your lifestyle including diet, and your emotional state. You may have a physical examination as well.
Your herbalist is likely to suggest changes to your lifestyle and diet as well as prescribing herbal medicine treatment. Your herbal remedy may be made up of several different herbs as the herbalist will adapt it to fit your individual needs. There are many forms that your medicine may come in, including syrups, capsules, creams or tinctures. It's also possible for remedies to be taken as infusions, teas or juices.
You may have a follow-up appointment after about two weeks, and once a month after that to monitor your progress. However, this will depend on your individual circumstances.