Because Friederike's approach is holistic, she needs to consider your entire health history. Before the first appointment with her, a questionnaire needs to be completed that requests information about you, your lifestyle, past and present medical history, family medical history, diet, medication and supplements, physical and emotional well-being, stress levels and coping mechanisms, as well as what you would like to achieve from a visit.
During an initial consultation you will be asked a number of questions regarding your health that help Friederike understand your individual needs. The consultation takes place in a safe and comfortable environment.
To help your body to heal itself and restore health, Friederike will tailor a programme to your unique requirements. She regards the patient and herself as a team, working together to formulate a treatment plan, that is both effective and "do-able". The treatment plan can be adjusted at any time at your request.
During a session Friederike will do a zinc test, hand out relevant information leaflets, and may use one or more of the following modalities with your consent:
- Nutritional and diet advice
- Muscle testing
- Herbal medicine and homeobotanicals
- Detoxification methods
- Healthy lifestyle and exercise
- Flower essences and aromatherapy
- Nutritional supplements (high quality practitioner only products)
- Homeopathy and tissue salts
- Urine analysis
- Stress management
- Ear candling
Naturopathy can be used effectively alongside conventional medical treatment, but should not replace it. However, it is important to inform the patient's doctor as well as Friederike about any medications and supplements they are taking to avoid potential interactions.
Friederike cooperates with all branches of medical science, including conventional medicine. Patients may be referred to other health practitioners or a GP for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.
The initial assessment will usually take 90 minutes. The number of follow-up assessments varies, depending on the complexity of the problem and the healing process. Follow-up consultations will usually take about 60 minutes and are required to assess your progress and treatment plan.