• What is Herbal Medicine?

    Herbal Medicine uses whole plant preparations to support the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It combines a wealth of knowledge from traditional sources with the benefits of modern clinical research to offer a well-rounded approach to healthcare. In formulating a treatment strategy, all aspects of a patient’s life are considered in order to address the root cause of the problem.

    What can it help with?

    • Digestive problems
    • Skin complaints
    • Hormonal imbalance
    • Sleep issues
    • Stress
    • Aches and pains
    • Respiratory disorders

    In fact, most health issues which take you to the GP. Medical Herbalists are trained in the biomedical sciences and taught modern diagnostic techniques. Therefore we have the necessary skills to know when to refer a patient on for more appropriate treatment. We are also able to take account of the potential for herb-drug interaction and choose herbs appropriately.

    The consultation process

    During the consultation process, details of the presenting complaint are sought as well as a detailed case history; medical history, present medication, lifestyle, diet and social circumstances. A blood pressure check and other examinations are carried out where relevant.

    Every consultation starts with a registration appointment of 15 minutes. This may take place immediately before your first hourly consultation or as an introductory session prior to booking an appointment at a later date.

    Depending on the complexity and progress of the case, follow up appointments may also take up to an hour. If less time is required, this will be charged pro-rata.

    A prescription is then drawn up appropriate to the whole needs of the patient. This may take the form of a tincture (an alcohol and water preparation), tea (dried herb) or, sometimes, capsules. For external application, oils, creams and lotions may be dispensed.

    The hourly rate for a consultation is £48.

    A prescription usually costs between £5 and £10 for one week’s supply.

    Example costs:

    Registration – 15 minutes – £12

    Consultation – 60 minutes – £48

    Prescription – 2 week supply – £10 – £20

    Cost of first visit – £70 – 80

    Follow up – 15-60 minutes – £12 – £48

    Prescription – 4 week supply – £20 – £40

    Follow up visits – £32 – £88 

    (bearing in mind that appointments will be longer in the initial phase of treatment and medicine costs will vary depending on need) 

    Where?

    I offer consultations at Hut 108, Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie, PH6 2AB.

    Evening appointments now available in Muthill and Crieff

    For enquiries and booking, please phone 07738 874 320