Natalia Kerkham MSc, MNIMH MBANT
Herbal Medicine and Nutrition
Natalia is one of just a handful of practitioners in the UK trained in both herbal medicine and nutritional therapy. ‘It’s a powerful combination’, she says. ‘Herbal medicine addresses troublesome symptoms quickly and effectively, while good nutrition paves the way to long term health and well being.’
Many chronic conditions respond particularly well to this combination of therapies, and Natalia has a particular interest in working with patients suffering from
- Stress/adrenal fatigue
- Menstrual problems
- Menopausal symptoms
Herbal medicine is the use of plants to treat disease and improve health. Some of the chemicals that plants produce for their own purposes also benefit human health. The bright pigments that attract animals to eat fruit and so spread the plant’s seeds far and wide are also antioxidants that help to maintain a healthy circulation: bright red hawthorn berries are a tonic for the heart, while deep purple-blue bilberries are traditionally used to keep the eyes healthy. The harsh-tasting tannins that deter insects and grazing animals from eating the bark of oak trees also calm the digestion and speed up wound healing. It is the particular combination of tens or even hundreds of these beneficial compounds that gives each herb its unique healing powers.
The food we eat, day in day out, has a profound effect on our health, but we are bombarded with so much information and advice, often conflicting, that it’s difficult to know what’s healthy and what isn’t. Even small changes can make a significant difference – provided they’re the right changes. Personalised nutritional therapy helps you find the diet and if necessary supplements that are right for you, based on the latest scientific evidence and taking into account your needs, your likes and dislikes, and your budget.
What to expect
Your treatment begins with a long consultation – an hour and a half. Natalia takes a detailed medical history, starting with the condition for which you want treatment but also including your wider health picture. Once shehas gained an understanding of your needs, she will explain your options for treatment and agree a treatment plan with you which could include herbal medicine only, nutritional therapy only or a combination of the two. She dispenses any herbal medicines on the spot for you to take away with you and will give you instructions for ordering prescribed nutritional supplements.
If you are taking any prescription medicines, Natalia will ensure that the herbal medicines and supplements she prescribes will work safely along side them.
Natalia has practiced as medical herbalist in 2003, when she obtained her first class degree in herbal medicine from the University of Central Lancashire. More recently she completed her MSc in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster in 2015 with a research project on diet and migraine. Natalia is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).
- First consultation (90 minutes) - £80First consultation (90 minutes) – £80
Taking a natural approach means understanding both the illness and the patient. In the first consultation Natalia takes a detailed case history and performs any necessary examinations to reach a diagnosis. She prescribes and dispenses the first course of herbal medicines, and may also recommend dietary changes, nutritional supplements and laboratory testing as needed.
Consultation charge includes up to 400ml (normally 4 weeks) of herbal medicines. Extra herbal medicines £8 per 100ml.Nutritional supplements at Manufacturer’s RRP less 10% discount.
- Follow-up consultations (45 minutes) - £65Follow-up consultations (45 minutes) – £65
Follow-up consultations are a chance to review progress, discuss results of any laboratory tests and make adjustments to your treatment to reflect your changing health picture.
Consultation charge includes up to 400ml (normally 4 weeks) of herbal medicines. Extra herbal medicines £8 per 100ml. Nutritional supplements at Manufacturer’s RRP less 10% discount
Our herbal medicine is ideally located in South Warrington, Cheshire, just 1 minute from J10 on the M56 (View Map) Cheshire Natural Health’s fully trained clinical herbal medicine practitioners treat clients who travel from various locations to use our services, not just the local Warrington & Cheshire areas, including Chester | Manchester | Liverpool | Wirral | Bolton | Northwich | Winsford | Stockport | Wilmslow | Hale | Altrincham | Sale | Macclesfield | Buxton | Wigan | Southport & across the Cheshire & North West region.
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