Consultation

In terms of your herbal prescription, usually herbs are taken as tinctures in warm water before food.  However, this may change fortnightly or in response to your requirements.

You may be prescribed a combination of herbs and lifestyle changes.   Claims cannot be made as to their efficacy as clinical trials have not been carried out on combinations or formulas. 

During your first consultation I take details about your past and present medical history, diet, lifestyle and any medication you may be already taking.  I also take your blood pressure and recommend any further tests or referrals that are appropriate to your condition.  This takes approximately an hour, sometimes two for Lyme’s clients .

After the consultation we agree an appropriate treatment and if required a follow up appointment, usually between 2-4 weeks later.  This allows us both to monitor your progress and if needed adjust the treatment plan as appropriate or in response to any test results.

The herbal treatment will then be prepared at Julia’s dispensary at the Albion clinic (based in Brighton) and sent to you. The treatment may come in the form of a tincture, infusion, cream or tablet.

When supporting people with Lyme disease, Julia use her 17 years of working as a medical herbalist to tailor make individual prescriptions, she often uses the Stephen Bruhner Protocol and supports people taking Cowden or Byron White formulas.   Julia regularly works alongside GPs in her Lyme work and will liaise where necessary.


Herbal consultation

During your first consultation I take details about your past and present medical history, diet, lifestyle and any medication you may be already taking.  I also take your blood pressure and recommend any further tests or referrals that are appropriate to your condition.  This takes approximately an hour, sometimes two for Lyme’s clients .

After the consultation we agree an appropriate treatment and if required a follow up appointment, usually between 2-4 weeks later.  This allows us both to monitor your progress and if needed adjust the treatment plan as appropriate or in response to any test results.

The herbal treatment will then be prepared at Julia’s dispensary at the Albion clinic (based in Brighton) and sent to you. The treatment may come in the form of a tincture, infusion, cream or tablet.


Massage

I am a qualified ITEC masseur in holistic massage with 20 years experience. I use a wide variety of techniques many of which have their roots in the Swedish system. I also use massage as part of my treatment when using herbal medicine and giving nutritional advice.

Massage can be defined as the systematic and manual manipulation of the body's soft tissue for therapeutic purposes promoting relaxation, health and well-being. A typical full-body massage session lasts for about one hour.

On the first visit clients may be asked a number of questions concerning general well-being, medical conditions and injuries that the therapist should know about, in order to determine if there are any contra-indications (physical conditions that would prohibit or limit a massage treatment).

Here are a number of benefits of massage:

  • Massage can help improve joint mobility
  • It helps to break down scar tissue and decrease inflammation and in so doing help to restore the range of motion to stiff joints.
  • Massage can improve muscle tone, elasticity and balance, reducing the physical stress placed on bones and joints.
  • Massage relieves muscular stiffness, tightness, and spasms.
  • Massage also increases blood flow and improves circulation by bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle. This reduces muscle fatigue and soreness.

It promotes rapid removal of toxins and waste products from the muscle.

Massage improves circulation by removing waste products, dilating blood vessels` and by mechanically assisting venous flow back to the heart. The technique can also help with improving the circulation to the skin, encouraging nutrients and cell regeneration.


Lyme support

When supporting people with Lyme disease, Julia use her 17 years of working as a medical herbalist to tailor make individual prescriptions, she often uses the Stephen Bruhner Protocol and supports people taking Cowden or Byron White formulas.  

Julia regularly works alongside GPs in her Lyme work and will liaise where necessary.

After a consultation we will discuss an appropriate treatment and give some dietary advice. If the consultation is in Brighton Julia will then prepare a herbal preparation or send them by post.

We would need from you.

  • Brief history of past medical history
  • Results from any recent or relevant tests
  • Medical and surgi3 day food diary
  • List of any medication and supplement they are taking
  • List of any antibiotics they have used and for how long.
  • 2 additional form from us.

 I always do individual protocols for people with Lyme disease.

Many of my clients live abroad and ask if I can see them via Skype.  I can do this but require an initial face-to-face consultation.  There is much information that can be missed when consulting via Skype and it is essential for me to meet my clients in person in order to take a full medical history, effectively do any physical examinations that are necessary and to tailor the protocol to each client.