Herbalist & Iridologist in Bolton, Greater Manchester
Providing positive help towards better health and well-being, Iridology is the non-invasive technique of examining the iris in each eye in order to reveal factors which will help an individual to progress towards better health. Western herbal medicine is used to help to rebalance various body organs and systems, and to encourage and strengthen the body’s natural capacity to heal itself.
What happens during a consultation?
The first consultation, which includes an iridology assessment, usually takes approximately 1¼ hours. During this time relevant details of current health problems, diet, lifestyle, and medical history are taken, and a personalised treatment programme that includes herbal medicine is designed. Subsequent consultations are usually shorter, and are used to assess progress and to adjust the herbal medicines as necessary.
Iridology-only consultations are very useful for anyone wanting help towards optimising their health and well-being. Usually a combination of physical and metaphysical iridology (personality, emotional and past trauma assessment) is used to assess individual needs.
A Naturopathic Iridology consultation aims to be a positive and inspiring event, giving you the information that can empower you to make the best choices for any health challenges that you currently have, and to make the best choices in order to maintain optimal health for the future.
Naturopathic Iridology works on the understanding that the body and mind – the physical and the metaphysical aspects of a person’s life – are mutually dependent. On the physiological level the correct functioning of one organ or body system enables the correct functioning of other organs and body systems, and, naturally, any imbalance can cause health problems elsewhere in the body. On the psychological and emotional level thoughts and feelings can affect health in a positive way or in a negatively harmful way.
Depending upon your individual requirements and instructions a consultation with Alan will usually cover both physical and metaphysical aspects.
Naturopathic Healing embraces the basic truth that within each of us is an innate power that supports self-healing and survival. Without this natural power we would not survive very long, but sometimes nature needs a little (or a lot of) help.
Homeostasis is the term used to describe the mechanism by which the body maintains its life-supporting processes, and when we have health challenges homeostasis is compromised and things need to be brought back into balance.
This needs to be a very individual process as everyone and every situation is different, and this is where Iridology really comes into its own as an invaluable method of assessing individual requirements. Once the individual situation has been assessed herbal medicines and other naturopathic, non-invasive, non-toxic means can be used in order to support physical, metaphysical and emotional needs.
Following a Naturopathic Healing consultation, you will have the tools with which you can make the changes that will benefit you, but you do have to take responsibility for making those changes. No-one can do it for you, but a good therapist will support you on your journey towards optimum health.
Western Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is probably the oldest form of medicine known. Human beings have used plants as medicine since time immemorial, and herbs are used throughout the world in order to promote health and prevent disease.
Each herb has a complex biochemistry – phytochemicals that are perfectly matched to our needs. Every herb has known actions and qualities, with affinities to one or more body system or organ, and a herbalist is trained to know these qualities and will prescribe herbs accordingly.
Today both patient and practitioner benefit from a combination of traditional herbal wisdom and scientific research. A herbalist can treat both chronic and acute conditions, and can treat the very old and the very young.
Herbal medicines are often given in liquid form as ‘tinctures’. Usually just a few drops of the tincture need to be taken in water 2 or 3 times daily, making this a very convenient and economical way of using herbal medicine. Tinctures are either made with a single herb, known as a ‘simple’, or as a formula containing 2 or more herbs, but always with individual needs in mind. Herbs can also be taken as teas or in capsule form, or applied as creams, ointments or poultices.
Your private iridology consultation with Alan Payne costs just £180