Any Health Enhancement, one-to-one Constellation Session or other psycho-spiritual or health consultation, whether to help with an existing condition or for health optimisation, will begin with an Initial Consultation.
Initial Health Consultation
Initial consultations usually last one hour and will be used to assess and discuss:
- your health issues,
- past medical, psycho-emotional and family history,
- lifestyle and nutrition, and
- to explore treatment strategies.
This assessment concerns itself with the totality of your health and lifestyle, and not solely a symptomatic evaluation of your chief complaint, in order to formulate the most holistic treatment plan possible.
Follow-up visits will usually last 30-50 minutes depending on the treatment strategy developed with you. The first follow-up visit will usually take place 2 weeks after the Initial Consultation and thereafter most likely every 4-6 weeks. Follow-up consultations will be used to assess progress of or make changes to the treatment plan. A physical examination may also be carried out at subsequent consultations.
Treatment Plans will be discussed and developed alongside you to take account of your lifestyle, personal preferences and timetables as well as the health issues or goals involved.
Treatment strategies may involve any combination of herbal remedies, nutritional changes and supplementation, lifestyle advice and psycho-emotional/spiritual support, as well as recommendations to see other specialists (such as GP, osteopaths, acupuncturists, etc). They may also include referrals for laboratory tests.
The foundation of the herbal treatment is clinical phytotherapy, which is the use of medicinal plants. Clinical phytotherapy best exemplifies the Hippocratic principle of primum no nocere (first, do no harm). Indeed, medicinal plants, when used by a trained practitioner, work with the body rather than against it by gently modulating physiological function and improving the capacity of organs to make, excrete or respond to regulating factors. The polychemical and synergistic nature of medicinal plants allows for the entire system to be treated rather than a single part of the body or rather than “attacking” a single pathogen.
The role of other therapies such as osteopathy, acupuncture, psycho-emotional and psycho-spiritual therapies, homeopathy, nutrition, exercise, massage and lifestyle are valuable aspects of the treatment approaches and may be incorporated into a treatment plan.