Here I am working on sheets that can be downloaded:
Mental health Talk Powerpoint from Norwich Mind Associates presentation on 26/3/14
I aim to develop protocols for patients with various conditions:
These protocols aim to help a person get ready with information to start healing themselves. Either come for a consultation or try diet, lifestyle and herbal teas to start with. Then trying supplements on your own first or as part of a prescription with guidance. Most important is the feeling that you have support along this journey. I ask for support in return normally financially but willing to consider barter.
Another herbalist has such information on their website that inspired me to try to get protocols for patients.
www.nimh.org.uk The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
http://theherbarium.wordpress.com Herbalists' roots
www.henriettesherbal.com Long established Herbal homepage
www.herbfest.org.uk cool mix of people in a festival with seminars
http://www.lcherbalists.co.uk London Community Herbalists
www.plantcultures.org.uk/ Ethno Medicine site by Kew and others
http://www.erowid.org/ Humans and Psychoactives
FORMS USEFUL WHEN SEEING A HERBALIST/ GP/ HOSPITAL
AGE Date of Birth
Doctor and Surgery address
Past Medical History (including childhood illnesses, hospital visits, GP visits in last year, major life events, family health issues).
What drugs, medications and supplements are you taking?
WHEN DID YOUR SYMPTOMS START?
ANY PATTERNS TO YOUR SYMPTOMS?
WHAT MAKES IT BETTER?
WHAT MAKES IT WORSE?
Rate the level of your current problems/ symptoms:
0 (as good as it can be) to 6 (as bad as it can be).
problem 1________________________ good 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 bad
problem 2________________________ good 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 bad
problem 3________________________ good 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 bad
This Space is for Questions to ask during consultation:
Thanks. This gives you £5 off initial consultation with this info filled in (Not part of Mistley Quay Clinic 2016 offer).
ADDITIONAL SELF MONITORING:
I have found that people can create their own food diaries better than filling in pre made forms, below is a suggested table to copy. Food may be linked to your symptoms and to mood.
Please use the numbers from 0 (as good as it can be) to 6 (as bad as it can be).
|DATE/TIME||PLACE|| FOOD/ DRINK/ MEDICINE/ EVENT/ SLEEP||COMMENTS|| MOOD/ SYMPTOM |
|MOOD/ SYMPTOM |
Include anything else that may be relevant to your health too for a useful record of your health. Hopefully this will allow you to see for yourself how to manage your condition.
MOOD, SLEEP, SYMPTOM, MEDICATION DIARIES
Its an idea to include how you feel (mood), how you slept (hours &or quality) and a record of the symptoms or problems you are having. You can also use the above method for recording how herbal medicines and other medications you are taking make you feel.You can use this 0-6 scale for lots of things.
You can google "MYMOP" for more information but MYMOP stands for: MEASURE YOURSELF MEDICAL OUTCOME PROFILE