This initial screening appointment is an exciting experience and the information I will gather from you over 30 minutes is crucial to enable me to understand you, your health concerns and goals, and to begin to formulate an action plan to give you the results you want.
In addition to your initial appointment, you will need to fill out important questionnaires which give me much of the information I need and help me to put together a plan that will give you the best results in the shortest time possible at the least cost to you.
What to bring
Allow 30 minutes for your initial consultation. Gather together and bring along:
- Any recent medical test results
- Current medications including dosages
- Any nutritional or herbal supplements you take
I am totally dedicated to you becoming as vital, healthy and happy as possible, and dedicated to achieving your health goals. Because of my commitment to you, our clinic is different from many other Natural Health Care practices. After your initial screening appointment, I will take the information we have discussed and your questionnaires, and spend time researching exactly what is going wrong in your body and why it has gone wrong. I will need to gather more information from tests to clarify certain biochemical pathway aberrations and to get baseline markers to enable us to monitor your progress.
The tests I will require will depend totally on the information you give me during the initial screening and will be conducted at a dedicated testing appointment. Tests include Iridology, blood pressure, tongue and nail analysis, vitamin testing, and give me a great deal of information about your body and how you are reacting to your diet and lifestyle choices.
Iridology is the study of the eyes. It is another body sign which is observed. The pupil, iris colour and patterns help me to get an overall picture of your genetic make up. With this information I am able to identify possible weaknesses, or body systems which could use extra nurturing or support.
My first choice is always food as medicine, but I do recommend nutritional supplements where deficiencies are apparent, when the body is unable to absorb vital nutrients, or when diet alone will not suffice. This is individualised because nutritional guidelines differ depending on age, body size, gender, stage of life, or lifestyle. This can be ingested in capsule, tablet, powder, or liquid form, or applied topically in some cases.
Herbal Medicine is the use of plants referred to as phytotherapy. It is the oldest form of medicine, so has stood the test of time and continues to be used thousands of years later, and without the side effects attributed to modern medicine. Sometimes nutritionals are not enough, so herbs are used. Each herb has their own personality, or medical actions which are specific for the body’s healing process.
Lifestyle & Dietary advice
I have found that quite often dietary and lifestyle changes are all that is needed to make a big difference to health outcomes. I don’t believe in dieting, but I prefer to work with your current diet/lifestyle and suggest small, simple changes which make a huge difference.