Why should I try natural medicine?

If you are not getting the results you want from your existing medical treatment then Natural Medicine will offer you another route to looking after and making any necessary improvements to your health. The different branches of Natural Medicine can help the body to heal itself. It can either be used on its own or run alongside existing medical treatments. 

What’s the difference between complementary and modern medicine?

Modern medicine is based on treating symptoms or conditions principally using strong pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. Complementary or Natural Medicine believes in treating the whole person using food, herbs and natural healing techniques which assist the body to heal itself. A Complementary or Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practitioner will help the client find what is causing the illness in the first place and help remove the cause.

How long will the course of treatment take?

This very much depends on the individual and the outcome from the health assessment. To get full benefit I usually recommend a course of 6 sessions over 6 months or even a year. It may sound like a long time but really you need to give your body time to adapt.

How much will the treatment cost?

This depends on what’s needed. A new client health assessment and in depth consultation is recommended in the first instance. Costs and treatment descriptions are fully outlined within the Clinic section.

How much will the herbs and supplements cost that I need to take/use?

Each client needs to budget for herbs and supplements in addition to treatment costs. These can vary depending on the individual but can be anything from £20 to £50 per month. If you are on a tight budget we take this into consideration and make appropriate recommendations to ensure that you are getting what you need.

What will happen once I have completed a course of treatment?

Many clients choose to go onto a maintenance programme with consultations on a quarterly or half yearly basis.

What types of people can consider this type of approach?

Treatments can be effective for any age group - for babies right through to the elderly. Treatments delivered do not discriminate and do not follow any religious belief and can be given to people who hold any belief.

What side effects if any can I expect?

This very much depends on each individual and the treatment they are undergoing. Unlike conventional medicine, as a general rule side effects are minimal. Each individual is monitored throughout their treatment and any dose or prescription adjustments are made accordingly.

What happens if I have questions or problems between appointments?

You can access the telephone support service listed within treatments for additional support. The full year health programmes include support during the course of your treatment.

Can you diagnose medical conditions?

All diagnosis of medical conditions need to be carried out by a medical doctor. If during the course of your treatment it is suspected you may be suffering from a particular condition then you will be advised to visit your doctor for a medical diagnosis.

What is your background Rumana?

A detailed summary of my background and qualifications can be found within the section About Rumana. As a Naturopathic Physician I describe this as being a doctor of natural medicine similar to the work of a GP (General Practitioner).

Can you prescribe pharmaceutical medication?

No. Medicines can only be prescribed by medical doctors or psychologists licensed to do so. However, as a qualified and regulated Herbal Practitioner I am able to prescribe herbal medicines.

How can/do your treatments interact with modern medicines?

Some medicines can and do interact with foods, herbs and supplements and vice versa. New research is continuously being published in this area. It is therefore important to state your medications on your health questionnaire and these will be taken into consideration during the course of your treatment.

"Expressing my true self and owning my state of wellbeing. Being natural and getting healthy is a part of my life."

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