Maintaining Optimum Health Naturally
Welcome to Heavenly Herbs Always getting colds, coughs, and flu? Build up your immunity naturally with proper nutrition and herbal medicine. Wanting to shed some kilos and be in good health? Come and see me about weight loss with health gain. Fed up with feeling stressed, exhausted and lacking in energy? Don’t put up with it any longer, herbs can help. I have a Bachelor of Science from Otago University and am a qualified Medical Herbalist with a Diploma in Herbal Medicine from the International College of Herbal Medicine. For many years I have been growing and using herbs in Lower Hutt. I love gardening and growing different herbs and studying their medicinal uses. Where possible much of my herbal medicine is produced from our own organic garden or from reputable sources.
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Herbal Medicine Herbal Medicine or Phytotherapy is using plants and natural plant substances to positively increase health. This has been done for over 2000 years and is the primary form of healthcare for about 80% of the world’s population according to the World Health Organisation. Continual research confirms and updates the effectiveness of herbal medicine. A Medical Herbalist is a trained professional with a current up to date knowledge of how to use herbal medicine to address the imbalances in the body that result in ill health. The symptoms you have are simply your body’s way of telling you something needs to change Because everything in the body is linked, a medical herbalist will look at what is happening in each body system and as a result the problem which has been causing your health issues is identified and addressed, as well as the symptoms.
Consultation What to expect
- A comprehensive consultation including a detailed case history
- Individually prescribed herbal medication with clear dosage instructions
- Encouragement to actively participate in your own healing process which will further your understanding about how diet and various lifestyle factors influence your general health and well-being
Confidentiality and professionalism How long does treatment take? This depends on the individual and their condition. Some improvement in symptoms could be noted within hours to a day for acute complaints such as a cold or within 6 weeks for chronic complaints. What can herbal medicine treat? Herbal Medicine can treat almost any condition that patients might see a doctor for. It is extremely effective for treating disorders of the nervous system, digestive system, immune system, and also hormonal complaints. You will be advised if your condition is best treated by another health professional. Initial Consultation The first step in herbal treatment is the initial consultation appointment which will take thirty minutes to one hour. During this time I will take a detailed medical history including the reason you have come to see me. I will note details of your medical history, any medication you are on, your family medical history, diet and lifestyle. Where appropriate I will also take your pulse and blood pressure. Then we will discuss diet and lifestyle changes that would benefit you, length of treatment, expected outcomes and herbal treatments recommended. Follow Up Consultation This will take place 3-4 weeks after the initial consultation to assess progress. With acute conditions it may be sooner and this will be discussed at the initial consultation. Here we will discuss the progress of the herbal treatments and adjust the prescription or dosage according to your needs.
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