FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN
A functional medicine assessment lasts for 75 minutes and covers your health concerns, symptoms, medical history, family history, lifestyle, physical activity, medication, supplements and current diet.
At the moment there is a short waiting list for initial appointments at both clinics.
Once offered an appointment you will be be sent a food diary and a comprehensive questionnaire to complete.
Following the assessment we will agree a plan of achievable diet and lifestyle changes.
This may also include supplementation, herbs or acupuncture according to your individual needs.
First appointments are ideally in person and follow ups can then be made via Skype if necessary.
I run a clinic for adults and children Monday - Thursday in Hereford and one week a month in London.
TESTING & LAB FEES
Most functional medicine tests are not available on the NHS but I will always start by reviewing any test results or reports you already have.
Any recommendations will be discussed with you at your appointment. Testing can only be commissioned following an assessment.
As a guide - adrenal function, hormone panels, comprehensive stool analysis, toxic metals, food sensitivities and organic acid tests are between £100-£300 each.
Blood tests (including full thyroid panels) are usually under £100. I refer these back to your GP where possible.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Taking a functional medicine approach means sometimes change happens quickly - but often it can take some time.
This is not a quick fix solution. There is no one-size-fits-all in functional medicine. We are working to find the root causes specific to you and designing a solution unique to your own health history and symptoms.
A good example is migraines - the root cause may be a number of things including dehydration, hormones, food sensitivities, mineral deficiencies or a structural issue.
This is why when people ask me"do you work with X" the answer is "yes - but how I worked with one person's X may be completely different for what's happening to you".
Generally I like to see people monthly. Usually this is for a minimum of 4 - 6 clinic visits but sometimes more, sometimes less.
After we have met for an initial assessment I will let you know an approximate timeline for our work together.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
Please do contact Lisa & Georgia at the clinic office and they will be happy to answer any questions you have.
They also book all of my clinic appointments for Hereford & London.
You can email them here or call 01432 265565.