Herbal medicine, or phytotherapy, is a system of healthcare based on the traditional use of herbs to promote health, combined with a modern scientific understanding of plants, disease and diagnosis.
It is a holistic approach where the practitioner seeks to gently support and encourage the body's own ability to heal itself. The aim is to identify and correct the underlying cause(s) of poor health rather than to simply treat individual symptoms.
During the first consultation a detailed case history is taken, including previous medical history, family and social history, details of diet and lifestyle. Blood pressure and pulse readings are taken and, in some cases, further examinations or tests, such as hair mineral analysis, may be recommended.
At the end of the consultation, we will discuss and agree a way forward. This may include herbal remedies (in tincture, tea, capsule or cream form), nutritional supplements, flower essences, diet and lifestyle recommendations.
It is helpful if you can bring to a consultation any information or test results you may have relating to your condition, including information about any pharmaceutical drugs, herbs or food supplements that you may be taking.
Follow-up consultations will usually be required at regular intervals (every 2-4 weeks) during treatment to check on progress and to make any necessary adjustments to the treatment.
Consultation charges are as follows:
First visit (60 minutes) - £60
Follow up (30 mins) - £40
Herbal tinctures (per week) - £8 - £10
Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full rate.
I practise from Orwell House (Tuesday mornings), Satyam Yoga Centre (Thursday mornings) and my home in Ditton Walk, Cambridge. I generally work during school hours (between 9am and 3pm). I have two lovely cats at home that sometimes sit in on consultations so if you are uncomfortable with cats or allergic to them, it would be better to see me at Satyam Yoga Centre, Orwell House or online.
Orwell House is on Cowley Road, CB4 0PP.
Satyam Yoga Centre is at 2-4 Hawthorn Way, Cambridge, CB4 1AX