WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A HERBAL CONSULTATION
A herbal consultation involves a taking of full case history including presenting symptoms, present medication, diet and lifestyle. An iris picture is taken to gain further understanding of the strengths & weaknesses of the patient.
The focus of the healing modality is decided by this information and with this a nutrition plan is provided together with personalised herbal formulas. These herbal formulas can be in the form of tinctures, powders, teas or capsules.
A first consultation lasts approx. 1.15 to 1.5 hours and herbs are posted or collected within a few days of the consultation. The cost of the herbs are additional to the herbal consultation fee. Outside of consultation times I put in many additional hours on a case preparing personalised reports and designing and mixing formulas in the dispensary. When patients follows advice & takes herbal formulas provided there is a very high success rate. People are generally asked to commit to 3 consultations to see real and lasting change. A short 15 min consultation can be booked for acute infections only.
"I had been prescribed a medication that I was informed I would need to stay on for life and had been on this tablet for over 3 years. I am now delighted to say that I no longer have to take this medication with the help of Siobhan’s excellent knowledge and experience and advice. Today I have much more energy – more energy than when I used to take my medication!"
“Siobhan prepared delicious tea to help to clear my lungs (I’ve always been struggling with chest infections) and a herbal tincture to help my back (not as delicious but super powerful). I am now nearly 100%. Siobhan’s guidance and absolutely amazing herbs have improved my quality of life significantly. I’m so happy our paths crossed Siobhan – thank you!”
Herbal Consultation with Siobhán Shinnors, Master Medical Herbalist, Iridologist & Vital Nutritionist
Master Medical Herbalist Tradition is the practise of phytomedicine or botanical medicine. It requires a minimum of 4 years training plus 600 clinic hours. Subjects studied include plant chemistry, botany, human sciences and clinical sciences, vitalist nutritional principles and materia medica. This qualifies the graduate to dispense herbs, create personalised formulas, give consideration to pharmaceutical drug interactions as well as advise on nutritional needs. This means treating the whole patient not just the symptoms, with a focus on coming back to full health.