Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Yoga & Wellbeing
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bel charlesworth clinicHerbal Medicine, Nutrition & Wellbeing Consultations in Otley and Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

I believe in empowering my clients to realise their optimum health and wellbeing. Over the past 15 years I have been helping my clients to do this by offering one to one consultations in which we explore all aspects of the issue at hand and together create a treatment plan which will encompass dietary and wellbeing advice as well as herbal medicines and supplements to suit your needs.

Clients can either book their initial 60-90 min consultation and follow up appointments on an 'ad hoc' basis or you may like to consider the 6 weeks to Optimum Health Package or an Intensive Complete Wellbeing Session

What to expect
Complete with nutritional and lifestyle advice, the modern herbalist can treat most conditions you might take to your doctor. She can also be of benefit during convalescence and as support to orthodox treatment. With over 10 years experience, my own approach has also successfully helped many people make positive lifestyle changes whether that’s to sort your diet out, detox and increase vitality, release inner tension and de-stress, lose weight or just keep you on the road to optimum health.

Your first consultation can take either 60 or 90 minutes (including any dispensing time) during which a detailed history will be taken, building up a picture of how previous illness, diet and lifestyle may be affecting your present health. You can also expect your blood pressure to be taken and any other physical examination as appropriate. Please bring along any prescribed medication or supplements you are currently taking for full consideration.

A herbal prescription, tailored to your individual needs, will then be prepared and dietary, supplement and wellbeing advice given for you to consider. The prescription is usually in the form of a herbal tincture made up of 4-5 different herbs based in alcohol which is ready to take in water at the dose prescribed. I find the general adult prescription to be 300-400mls per month. Sometimes herbal teas, mouthwashes and topical creams may also be given. You may also be asked for a food diary to be discussed at your follow-up visit.

A Follow-up appointment will then be arranged 1-4 weeks later depending on your needs. Further consultations again vary depending on the individual but are generally recommended at least at monthly intervals for the first 3 months and then as needed. In longterm, established cases, a consultation every 6 months is often enough although many of my clients prefer to come every 4-6 weeks for continued support and/or to work deeper on other aspects of their health and especially help with their diet, energy levels and/or Yoga practice.

As a general rule, I am happy to speak briefly on the phone and 'tweak' any medicines up to 4 weeks after a consultation. I really believe that a clients commitment to regular one-to-one consultations is the key to the best possible outcome. If it has been longer than 4 weeks, you will be advised to book in for a consultation either in person or over the phone if preferable.

A typical course of herbal treatment may take from 6 weeks to 9 months or more depending on the individual case. A significant improvement should be experienced within 3 months and more immediate symptomatic relief can be expected.

Repeat prescriptions After 3 months of regular appointments, repeat prescriptions may then be available without a consultation for up to 6 months. If there are any changes to your health that need addressing or at any time you feel your prescription needs altering in any way, you will need to make an appointment either in person or over the phone to discuss further. I will always do my best to meet my patients’ needs whilst providing the best herbal treatment possible and adhering to the Code of Practice of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists www.nimh.org.

Herbal tincture dispensing service A one-off face to face consultation (£35) is needed for non-registered clients to access herbal tinctures for self -administration. Buying your tinctures direct from a herbalist ensures you’re buying the right herbal medicines for you of the best quality and at a good price whilst also supporting a happy herbalist! NB The £35 is fully redeemable on herbal products purchased on your visit.

After filling in a health questionnaire for my records (to be completed prior to visit), I will assess the suitability of the tinctures you require and suggest others if appropriate. I can also take your blood pressure if required. Further tinctures can then be ordered as required. NB If you have an existing medical condition or are on medication from your GP, please contact me to discuss if this is the right appointment for you.

You may also like to consider my 6 weeks to Optimum Health Package or an Intensive Complete Wellbeing Session  

Where and when  I moved temporarily back to Holmfirth in July 2017 but continue to see patients in Otley, West Yorkshire every Friday (last appointment at 6.30pm) and at the Holme Valley Wellbeing Centre in Holmfirth on Thursdays www.holmevalleywellbeing.co.uk

To make an appointment in Otley or Holmfirth, to find out if I can be of help or to re-order herbal prescriptions, please call me on 07775 920079.



Bel Charlesworth Medical Herbalist

Bel Charlesworth MNIMH
Medical Herbalist

BSc Herbal Medicine

Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since 2003

Tel: 07775 920079

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