you first consult me I will take your whole case
history. You will be asked questions relating to
the body systems to find out how they are functioning.
My aim is to find out the root cause of the symptoms
you might be suffering.
Many people suffer from symptoms which don't seem
to be connected. For example there might be depression,
mood swings, PMT, constipation alternating with
diarrhoea, mouth ulcers and sugar craving.
Very often all these symptoms can be traced back
to one root: in this case to Candida albicans. Candida
is a fungus which sparsely populates the intestinal
tract. In sensitive people it can grow and spread
out of proportion and lead to candidiasis.
A diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates encourages
the growth of the fungus. Why does candida also
affect our mental state and our moods? Candida is
a living being which feeds and then releases waste
products. These waste products are toxic and end
up in our blood stream.
All the blood flows through the whole body, i.e.
also through the brain. Once in the brain these
toxic substances make us feel depressed, anxious
Herbal medicine can offer many herbs to clear
the body from harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi.
They support the detox process and strengthen the
body's organs and systems.
One of the fundamental systems is the immune system,
a very complex and sophisticated structure. A strong
immune system is the basis of good health.
A variety of herbs and natural remedies like propolis,
a bee product, strengthen our immune system and
prevent bacterial, viral and fungal infections and
inflammations. The most well known herb to stimulate
the immune system is Echinacea.
Apart from prescribing herbs, I will also give you
dietary advice. I will check your pulse and blood
pressure, check your weight and height and, if necessary
assess the function of your lungs with a peak flow
I will look at your tongue which can give clues
to the state of your digestive system. Your entire
medical history will be listed including any medication
or supplements you might be taking including its
My aim of using herbal remedies is to restore your
Herbal medicine can be used for a whole range of
conditions, such as skin problems, M.E., high blood
pressure, rheumatic and digestive disorders, depression,
anxiety, asthma, menstrual problems and much more.
It can also help with conditions you might not think
to consult your doctor over, such as poor circulation,
indigestion, insomnia, hormonal imbalances or common
colds and 'flu'.
Herbal treatment can be used as an alternative to
your doctors' medication or run alongside them.
It is suitable for all from babies to great grandparents.
Certain herbs are not suitable for women during
pregnancy. Other herbs are excellent to take during
pregnancy and to facilitate birth, or to help with
For more information, contact Luzia Barclay, registered
medical herbalist, on 01258 456223, or via email