If you are feeling like seeing a medical herbalist you probably have something that is worrying you. These protocols are aimed to help a person get ready with information to start a healing journey. PIease look at the following flowchart which shows seeing your doctor as your first action. To get the small text larger I split the diagram into two sections.
So what can you do to help yourself and when might you need to see me for a consultation?
Are there diet and lifestyle tips that are worth starting first. What about fitting herbal teas into your daily routine?, which supplements could be useful? Most important is the feeling that you have support along this journey.
MENTAL HEALTH / MOOD
IMMUNE SYSTEM / STAYING WELL
RESPIRATION / COUGHS
ACHES AND PAINS
LATER LIFE HEALTH
The purple text below is useful to take to any herbalist or health professional.
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