Initially a consultation will last one hour; they will always be naturopathic in approach. A one to one consultation with Christopher gives you time to talk about those pressing issues. During the consultation a physical examination is carried out as appropriate e.g. pulse, blood pressure, tongue and nails and iridology (iris diagnosis). Any changes needed to aid your recovery will also be discussed. With diagnosis and treatment, relief from the symptoms of ill health is possible in a very short time. A tailored and balanced health plan is made for your personal requirements; there is usually improvements within a matter of weeks.
While a consultation can be by-passed with a do-it-yourself concoction bought from the shop. I have found that people need to talk about their health issues. Health can be a bit like an iceberg, where most of the symptoms are hidden and on a deeper level. Some symptoms may appear unrelated, or only the surface symptom may be apparent. If you were, for example, feeling depressed and anxious; a shop bought herbal preparation might give some relief but may not address the root cause. One patient came to see me with their household remedies in a bag. There were 25 supplements in the bag, 22 of these supplements were not needed at all. So I saved the patient a lot of money by taking away the unnecessary supplements. Each case is different of course, but spending time talking about the health problem can be cleansing, empowering, and allow the therapist to correctly diagnose the underlying issues.
Did you know that a disorder resulting from bodily organs malfunction e.g the liver or pancreas, could cause you to feel depressed? So the treatment here is also for a liver or pancreatic remedy to be used. The effects of food can be supportive or detrimental as well. So the quality and the times food eaten, need to be taken into account.