Marisa is a qualified herbalist who has studied many subjects as part of her naturopathic degree including anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry and herbal medicine. When you opt for this approach, you are utilising a holistic method to illness and rather than just treating the symptoms; you are attempting to find the root cause of the problem and treat this to then solve the other medical issues that you are having. What’s great about this type of medicine is that it is suitable for any age group no matter how old or young, and herbalists know that no two patients are the same.
Herbal medicines are made from the different parts of plants, which are combined together to treat various illnesses. This medication can help to cure a wide array of different health problems to do with your emotional health, hormone health, energy, digestion, skin, bones, allergies and immune system. It is our belief that you must make your body as strong as it possibly can be to fight off illness and so it must be kept in great working order. Prevention is the main focus here, rather than just a cure. We can also look at how herbal medicine can be used for weight loss.
During your first consultation, Marisa will get a clear picture of you and your overall health. You will go through your health history, your family’s health history and then discuss your diet and lifestyle. It is also important to note any other medication that you may be using to ensure the herbs are not going to interfere. From there, we can find out what the underlying causes are, and herbs can be chosen that will suit your individual situation. Other tests can also be done at this point to ensure we are doing everything that is necessary to help you on your road to recovery. Most treatment plans will involve both herbal medication and also changes to your diet. We can then arrange follow up appointments to track your progress and see where any changes need to be made.