Western medicine has its origins in surgery, herbalism and naturopathy to support healing. With the advent of modern drugs and scientific understanding it now specialises in the early diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental disease, succeeding at controlling 90% of disease and curing 5%. It is the most powerful form of medicine designed to treat LATE stage disease when the body’s self-healing capacity has already begun to fail.
Recently it has started to integrate Complementary Therapies to support the body’s self-healing capacity and to alleviate the side effects from some of its treatments.
What is it good for?
Diagnosis and treatment of physical disease and integration with the most appropriate Complementary therapies. Individual and corporate health screening and development of health screening and development of health maintenance programmes. Referral for the most appropriate treatments for stress, fatigue, weight loss, lifestyle counselling, rehabilitation, back pain etc. suited to your needs and your pocket.
What happens in a consultation?
A comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, medical, surgical and family history, medication, lifestyle, stresses and nutrition. A physical examination with samples of blood, sputum, urine etc being taken when necessary, which will help your physician come to a diagnosis. A discussion of findings and treatment options and developing an Integrated Health development programme with you where applicable, which will enable your GP to formulate a management plan based on examinations, and investigations, which will lead to a treatment strategy being devised.
Preparation and Requirements
Please bring details of ALL medications and supplements you are taking.