Herbal & Functional Medicine
Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of medicine known to man, that works with the body's natural defence systems in a gentle and well tolerated way to provide long term relief from physical and mental disorders. Herbal Medicine is evidence-based, effective, and suitable for all age groups including babies, children and the elderly. Herbal Medicine is appropriate for most conditions including digestive problems, cardiovascular and circulatory problems, skin complaints, hormonal imbalances, musculoskeletal aches and pains, respiratory conditions, nervous system ailments, auto-immune conditions and many more.
Functional Medicine is complementary to Herbal Medicine and provides a different framework to diagnose real cause of disease following an individualised, patient centred science-based approach. It relies on a detailed understanding of each patients genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages the data to direct personalised treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
Herbal & Functional Medicine with Nijen Aksel
The initial consultation session takes a minimum of one and a half hours and consists of discussing patients' background including family history, medical history, lifestyle choices, diet, mood and stressors as well as presenting symptoms and clinical examinations where necessary. Functional testing will be recommended if required. The therapy will focus on recommending lifestyle and diet modifications, supplementation if nutrient deficiencies are identified, and herbal medicine to speed up and focus healing of the root cause of disease. A follow up is required two to three weeks after the initial consultation to review the patient's progress and adjust the herbal therapy and diet choices as required.
Nijen also offers 30-minute short herbal medicine consultations for acute conditions such as coughs, colds, stomach upsets, injuries, insect bites/stings, dental work, childhood illnesses etc. If the condition is contagious Nijen is happy to conduct Skype consultation in the comfort of your home. Your prescribed herbal medicine will be ready to collect from Calmblue, the following day.
Nijen's herbal remedies encompasses organic tinctures, teas, powders, oild, creams, ointments, syrups. In addition, Nijen uses Bach Flower Remedies to aid therapeutic outcomes. Nijen also recommends supplements if required. Nijen works hand in hand with her patients during treatment and is fast to respond to any queries/questions.
Functional testing may be recommended to aid diagnosis. Genova Diagnostics, Doctors Data/Regenerus Laboratories , Nordic Laboratories, Cambridge Nutritional Sciences, Lorissan laboratories are used and some of the popular tests include:
Comprehensive Stool Profile and Parasitology
Optimal Nutritional Evaluation
Hair Toxicity and Mineral Testing
Food Intolerance and Allergy Testing
Vitamin D Testing
Genetic DNA Testing.
Prices are set by the individual laboratories and are subject to change.
- £35 for 30 minutes(Acutes Only/Skype sessions available if contagious)
- £45 for 45 minutes(Follow-up Consultations)
- £85 for 90 minutes(Initial Consultation)