Herbs and Nutrition
Nurtures from within
I am a fully qualified and insured Chinese Medicine Herbalist.
Your first consultation will usually takes up to one hour (or up to 30min online). I will ask you many questions and listen to you carefully. I will go through the consultation form with you. The questions will relate to how the problem started, what the signs and symptoms are, your life-style, your diet and your general health. Your medications and any allergies will be noted as well.
I will also investigate your tongue, under the tongue, will check the pulse in multiple positions on the wrists, and I will also look at the ears. If you agree, I will take photos of the tongue and ears.
If relevant, your diet and your state of stress will be discussed, as well, to plan how you can support yourself in the process of healing.
At the end of the consultation, I will explain what I think has happened to bring disharmony to your health. After between two you will have a 30min follow-up consultation to discuss your progress is discussed and adjust the herbs. The adjustmnet is needed to reflect the changes in the body and the current requirements.
The herbs – why herbal extracts?
Herbs are a safe and effective natural therapy that is used to awaken the body’s natural processes to ease pain and encourage healing. It is one of the foundations of the Chinese Medicine.
The daily dosage of raw herbs would anywhere from 70g to 120g per day. This is because we need to assure the medicinal value. A regular tea bag (say of Earl Grey) weights 1.5-2g. So, the daily amount of herbs to be taken in order to cook decoction is equivalent to the amount of tea coming from 48 to 80 tea bags, just to give you an idea.
The herbs should be cooked for 30min at least. It is quite laborious to prepare such an herbal infusion and drink it 3 times a day when we are busy and on move. For this reason, we offer herbal extracts where each gram of the herbal extract is equivalent to 7-9g of raw herbs. These herbal extracts are produced in a highly controlled pharmaceutical process in an Herbal Factory, SunTen Pharmaceuticals. This company has been delivering herbs and herbal extracts for the last 50 years in the UK.
The herbal extract is soluble in water, so it is easy to take and it is convenient. The downside is that the herbal infusions are usually not tasty. However, my 5-year old patients can drink them, so I am sure anybody can, if they are willing to.
The herbs will need to be taken daily, initially for two weeks. We will make an evaluation at the 11-12th day and I will decide how to update the herbal approach.
Things usually improve within the first week and depending on the changes in the body, I may need to reduce some of the herbs or add new ones. I may also need to prescribe new herbs. A treatment, depending on the issue, will usually take 1-3 months. There are however cases that are resolved within 2-4 weeks , as well as others that need 6 months. It simply depends on the severity of the problem, how long it has been affecting you (say 20 years versus 3 months), how many organs are involved, and so on.
Response to Treatment
Each person is unique. The response to treatment varies, however progress is usually experienced within the first week. It usually takes 1-3 months to resolve an issue, but may also take longer such as 6 months.
Come and experience how powerful herbs are!
The use of a holistic approach enables a treatment of the whole person.
My experience has shown that most people find unexpected benefits above and beyond their initial reason for seeking treatment. Examples include improved sleep, digestion or appetite; improved mental clarity; improved energy, inner balance and improved sense of well-being. In short, they make a big step towards their Zesty Life.
Initial appointments last up to 1h. Follow-up consultations are 30min.
IF YOU WANT TO EASE PAIN AND RELIEVE STRESS I WILL HELP YOU TO GET THERE
I want to provide you with the best and most effective complementary care possible.
I am here to help you get well physically, mentally and emotionally so that you can enjoy your Zesty Life.
Acupuncture is used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. It works powerfully by adjusting the nervous system, improving blood flow, stimulating stem cell release to injury sites, and helping various body systems to become active.
Facial rejuvenation involves face acupuncture, massage and a healing mask. It can reduce wrinkles, eliminate fine lines, lift sagging skin and improve skin colour and texture.
Herbal medicine offers a safe and effective therapy that is used to awaken the body’s natural processes and encourage healing. Herbs work truly powerfully to correct imbalances between organs: address both deficiencies and excesses (e.g. oedema) and facilitate well-being.
TUINA MEDICAL Massage
Tuina massage softens tense muscles, mobilises joints and tendons and gets the blood and lymph moving. It works on the nervous system and improves the functioning of the internal organs.
Cupping improves circulation, eases pain and inflammation, and achieve relaxation. It may work as a deep-tissue massage which is often beneficial for various injuries.
Gua sha healing massage can lead to an immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, cough or nausea. It works well for acute and chronic organ disorders.
Singing bowls make sound that reach into every cell of the body giving a feeling of harmony, relaxation and joy. This is effective for people with an active lifestyle, resigned, depressed, burned or stressed-out.
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine & Chinese Medicine in High Peak:
Whaley Bridge, Disley, New Mills, Chinley, Bugsworth, Chapel en le Frith, Buxton,
as well as Stockport and Greater Manchester.