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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Bio-identical Hormone Therapy is the use of hormones which are identical to your own naturally occurring hormones.

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They are individually prescribed according to the exact requirements that your body needs and are closely monitored to ensure these levels are always at optimum levels. The hormones used are extracted from wild yam and soya beans and manufactured into a micronised form, they are then used as lozenges or creams.

BHRT can be used for menopausal symptoms, perimenopause, hormonal acne and PMT.

Bioidentical hormones are often better tolerated than synthetic ones and they can be individually prescribed and finely tuned according to the patient's needs.

Initial Appointment for Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy £150

Follow up appointments £75

An initial consultation will involve completing a health questionnaire which focuses on your current symptoms, past medical history and diet. You will then have a 1 hour appointment with Dr Moorcroft where more details will be gathered including a full medical history, blood pressure, pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Blood tests will need to be taken which measure your levels of hormones, and then a tailored prescription of hormones and nutritional programme is made.

Dr Moorcroft has trained at the Marion Gluck Clinic in London in the use of this therapy.

Consultation

Consultation Information and Fees for Herbal Medicine/Homeopathy

First consultations for herbal medicine and homeopathy typically last 1- 1 1/2 hours, where a detailed case history is taken.

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If necessary, and with your permission, a related physical examination may be carried out, including pulse, tongue and blood pressure. Laboratory reports, current medications and supplements will be reviewed. Together, we will decide on your priority health issues and a treatment plan will be devised. Suitable tests may also be suggested. Medicines will then be prepared specifically for your needs, diet and supplement advice given, and follow up appointments will be made to monitor your process.

Conditions which are commonly seen in the clinic are:

  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Arthritis – osteo and rheumatoid
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress / burnout
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Food allergies/ candida
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Cancer support
  • Recurrent infections ie cystitis, chest infections
  • Childhood ailments ie glue ear, chest infections, anxiety, diarrhoea, eczema
  • Pregnancy support
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • PMT
  • Infertility

Appointments

Initial Appointment £75
Follow Up Appointment (up to 1/2 hr) £25
Follow Up Appointment (1/2hr or over) £35
Short consultations available for 10 mins or less for colds, coughs £15

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is the use of plant remedies in the treatment of disease. It is the oldest form of medicine known, and the origin of modern medicine.

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Today 75% of the world’s population still depend on plants as their main source of medicine. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs herbal medicines contain many (sometimes hundreds) of active constituents extracted from one or more parts of the whole plant – e.g. roots, bark, flowers, leaves or berries. It is thought that the combination of these constituents is what gives herbs their unique healing properties and what makes them well tolerated by our bodies. The World Health Organisation recognises and continues to act in the preservation and promotion of traditional herbal medicine because of its safety, efficacy, and affordability.

With the advancement of science, we are able to identify and understand the chemical constituents and activities that contribute to plants’ healing powers, and so combine this new knowledge with traditional herbal practice in their application.

Medicines taken internally may include liquid extracts known as tinctures, herbal infusions or decoctions, capsules or tablets. Topical applications may also be prescribed in the form of creams, ointments, oils, washes, compresses, gargles, or baths.

Organically grown and/or ecologically harvested herbs and herbal preparations are used in the medicines whenever possible.

Herbal Medicine can work well alongside orthodox medicines, but some herbs may be unsafe to use with certain drugs. Therefore you will be asked to bring any current medication with you to the consultation, so that it can be taken into consideration when formulating your herbal treatment.

Herbal Medicine can be used to support patients in the treatment of a variety of conditions. It is has been found to be an effective support of both chronic and acute conditions.

Medical Acupucture

Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the body. Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin, muscle and other tissues, and can produce a variety of effects.

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It increases the release of the body’s natural painkillers, including endorphin and serotonin, in the pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way pain signals are received by the brain, and have an overall relaxing and regulating effect. Patients also often notice an improved sense of wellbeing after treatment.

Current research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body’s systems – the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone production, circulation, and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproduction systems.

What sort of conditions respond to acupuncture?

  • Acupuncture is effective in a wide range of painful conditions and is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain; eg back, shoulder, neck and leg pain.
  • It has been successfully used to treat headaches, migraines, trapped nerves, chronic muscle strains and various kinds of rheumatic and arthritic pain.
  • Functional bowel or bladder problems such as IBS or irritable bladder.
  • Allergies such as hayfever, perennial allergic rhinitis, and some types of allergic rashes such as urticaria or prickly heat.
  • Some other skin problems such as discrete rashes and alcers, pruritus (itching), and some forms of dermatitis.
  • Sinus problems and chronic catarrh.
  • Menstrual and menopausal symptoms.

Treatment is usually provided in six consecutive appointments but may be less if the condition responds quickly or more for long standing problems.

Electroacupuncture can also be used and is of particular benefit in more chronic long standing problems and osteoarthritis.

Acupuncture treatment is covered by many private health care insurance providers.

Appointments

First consultation and treatment £45
Follow up treatment £25
Homeopathy

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine based on the principle of ‘like cures like’.

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It is used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions.

It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts. Homeopathic medicines are manufactured using a process combing serial dilution and succussion (vigorous shaking). After dilution the medicine is added to lactose tables or pillules. Homeopathic medicines are safe to use with babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women and can be used alongside prescribes drug treatment.

Homeopathy treatment is included in many private medical health insurance schemes, please contact your provider for more details.

Click here for a list of Private Medical Insurance Companies who cover homeopathy and recognise registered members.

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