Naturopathic consultation | Herbal medicine

By: Mother And Child Clinic  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Massage, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine

Your initial naturopathic consultation is an overall health check up. After forming a picture of your past and current health status we will give you recommendations on lifestyle changes, nutrition advice and prescription of herbal medicine or supplements. Your first naturopathic consultation takes 1 hour or 1.5 hour if it is with comprehensive iridology. Follow up sessions can take 1/2 - 1 hour.

We will look at the cause of imbalances and also physical, emotional, mental and spiritual factors so we can treat you as a whole person rather than treating your symptoms only. We combine several healing methods to restore energy flow of the body to its natural state of good health including herbal medicine, personalized nutritional advice, lifestyle coaching, nutritional supplements and Bach flowers.

As our client:

  • you will have a role in your own healing process
  • you will understand the importance of diet, exercise and lifestyle factors which influence health and wellbeing
  • you will experience renewed energy and vitality gained by working with the body's innate healing abilities.

We specialize in children's health so If you have any concerns about your children's well-being please contact us now. We have found that it could be hard to leave the house with children especially if they are not well so we can come to you or give you a phone or skype consultation if it is more convenient. Acute naturopathic consultations can take only as little as 15-30 minutes, while a consultation with a chronic issue including comprehensive iridology session can take up to 1 hour. We will leave you with a detailed lifestyle and nutrition plan and will presribe your children herbal medicine when necessary.

Please call or text us: 021-160-3528 or e-mail us an enquiry.

Our medical herbalists prescribe and dispense herbal medicines in a safe and effective manner, seeking to treat the underlying cause of the problem, while acknowledging the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
A herbal formula is usually made up after a consultation with 3-6 herbs. The herbal formula is tailor made for you, where we can address most of the health issues that came up in the consultation. Mother and Child™ uses organic herbs wherever possible.

We are all different, with different genetic make up, health history, appetite and taste, therefore we strongly refuse the idea of ‘one diet fits all”. We are also distrusting diets, where radical changes are made for 2-3 weeks only and the diet is also impossible to follow long term. Instead of giving you a strict short term diet plan, we will give you a long term guideline with lots of meal suggestions. You will find you may only need to change a few things in your diet to improve your health dramatically!

Iridology is the diagnosis of the iris, however we use the true modality that include the diagnosis of the pupil and the sclera as well as the iris. The eyes reflect inherited strength and weaknesses of our body and tissue weakening caused by ourselves due to our diet and the lifestyle have been following. Eyes can also give us some indication about the personality types and emotions.

We use a special eye camera that takes a picture of the eyes. The picture is transferred to our computer, where it can be further studied, then saved to compare with later pictures and also pictures of other family members. It is very interesting to compare children’s eyes with their parents’ and grandparents’ eyes and recognize similarities.

All iridology sessions (and 1.5hr naturopathic consultations) include eye analysis and coloured pictures e-mailed to you or printed.

Ear Candling is a safe, non-invasive and pleasant remedy for gently removing excess wax and toxins from the ears. Ear Candling is a wonderful healing method aiding in relief from ear ache, blocked ear, Candida, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), vertigo (dizziness), sinus problems, migraines, headaches and swimmers/surfers ear. It also relieves pressure from flying and diving.

Ear Candling has been practiced for at least five centuries by ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Tibetan, Aztec, Mayan and American Indian cultures. Ear candling was considered as a necessary part of personal hygiene in some cultures while other cultures used it for cleansing, purifying and healing on a spiritual level. Some of our clients have also experienced emotional cleansing from their ear candling session.

An ear candling session lasts 40 minutes; two candles are used, each burning for 20 minutes. The candles work on a ‘chimney’ principle, the flame from the candle tube creates gentle vacuum, which draws up impurities from within the ear. The rising air also has the effect of giving the ear drum a gentle, but pleasant massage which, in turn, helps to regulate pressure. Locally applied heat also has the effect of stimulating blood circulation, which can strengthen the immune system and enhance lymph circulation.

The candles we use are made from natural ingredients – 100% cotton fabric and pure beeswax (some also have herbal ingredients, such as chamomile for soothing and sage for cleansing) and are biodegradable.

Ear candling is a very relaxing healing experience, where many people do actually fall asleep. This is why it should always be practiced in the presence of a second party, preferably a health practitioner or someone with an experience in ear candling.

Yoga sessions are available for the individual, couples or groups. All in a guided situation which is designed to nurture your well-being at many different levels - physical, emotional and mental. You will be practicing asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation.

Therapeutic Massage
The body benefits in many ways from therapeutic massage: it promotes nourishment, repair and renewal of body cells; increases blood circulation; aids excretion of waste products from the body; assists in the removal of deposits in the tissues, such as adhesions in muscles and tendons; decreases muscle tension; can help to strengthen muscles; soothes nerves; encourages good energy flow in the body.

Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage technique that encourages the movement of lymphatic fluids through the body. The lymphatic system is an important body system that transports fluids throughout the body, removes accumulated wastes, absorbs and transports fats, is an important defense mechanism (lymphatic vessels produce immune cells and filter foreign particles from fluid) and helps to keep connective tissue healthy. When lymph becomes congested an excess of fluid builds up in the tissues (edema) with congestion & swelling. Lymphatic drainage can improve health as it activates the immune system, speeds up a slow metabolism, flushes out toxins and metabolic wastes, relieves stress & tension, alleviates and improves edema, regenerates skin and keeps it elastic and speeds the healing of scars. Lymphatic drainage can help during times of stress (it relaxes the nervous system), during times of inactivity, during detoxification programs, to aid weight loss & for other specific conditions some of which include edema following surgery, migraine headaches, cellulite, recurring infections i.e. sinusitis, and more.

Pregnancy is a very special time for you and your baby. Good health and nutrition is essential for both mum and baby. Please come and talk to us if you have any difficulties or if you need an expert opinion on pregnancy nutrition. Talk to us if you have: morning sickness, constipation, heartburn or any other discomforts.

Our specially trained massage practitioners use techniques to assist with the tensions and pains experienced during pregnancy. These are often caused by extra weight and shift in the centre of gravity. There are many physical benefits to pregnancy massage, in addition to the nurturing and emotional support provided by the practitioner, massage reduces peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain.

Pregnancy massage is beneficial throughout the whole pregnancy, however special techniques are used for safety, you may be lying on your side or seated in the advanced stage of pregnancy.

Regular massage throughout the pregnancy is said to shorten labor time and the return to optimal fitness after birth.

Pregnancy yoga

Specific antenatal yoga techniques are set up according to the needs of each semester and birthing. It includes postures (for body), pranayama (breathing) for hormones and birthing, yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation for mother-child connection.

Post-natal postures are restorative and toning for the body and mind. Postures, breathing and meditation are tailored to your individual needs and times that you are available. 

Mum and baby yoga creates a sacred space where mother includes her child in her own personal 'needs' and restoration. The mind-energy effect is very intimate, both mum and baby will blossom.

Baby massage is a wonderful experience for both mum and baby. It facilitates bonding and communication. You will both experience love and joy through touch. Massage helps baby’s digestion, can reduce colic and wind. It also helps in baby’s physical development, reduces anxiety or restlessness and aids sleep. Our qualified massage therapist will show different relaxation and stimulating techniques that you will be able to practice on your baby regularly.

We are very happy to talk to you whether you have just decided to try or if you have been trying to conceive for a while and not succeding.

Our aim is to bring you to optimal health before pregnancy. This way conception is easier and you will have a more healthy and enjoyable pregnancy. You are also giving a better chance for your baby to have a healthy life.

During the fertility consultation we discover health issues that could be improved and discuss lifestyle and diet changes that could be beneficial. You will receive an achievable and personalized diet plan and prescription for herbal medicines or supplements if needed.

We have an extensive range of herbal medicine, herbal teas and supplements.

Please note that the price of the herbal products and supplements are not included in the consultation price (except ear candles, which are included).

Keywords: Herbal Formula, Herbal Medicine, Massage, Medical Herbalists, Nutrition, Organic Herbs

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