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Traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbal Medicine Consultations
with Sebastian Pole
Neal’s Yard Remedies, 7 Northumberland place, Bath, BA2 7EF
What is Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Ayurveda and Chinese Herbal Medicine are the traditional medical
systems of India and China. They are time tested and effective medical
systems using herbs, foods, massage, meditation, seasonal living and
relaxation as central tools on the path to helping you achieve the best
possible health. They have an extremely safe history and are renowned
for producing long-lasting benefits to people’s health.
I have trained extensively in India and the UK in Ayurveda and Chinese
Medicine and am registered with the main representative professional
bodies; the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association and the Register of
Chinese Herbal Medicine. I have been in practice since 1998 and work as
a general practitioner treating a broad range of conditions. I work as
a general practitioner and specialise in dermatology and digestive
What to expect in a consultation?
The first meeting will last about an hour and involve an in depth
consultation about your medical history, family medical history and
your current health issues. This will involve me asking you questions
about your diet, digestion, energy levels, sleep and predominant
emotions. I will also take your pulse and inspect your tongue to gain
further insight into the internal balance of the organs. The answers
that you give and the information that I receive from ‘reading’ you
help me to draw a picture of your unique and individual health
presentation. You may come with a named ‘disease’ but it will be
treated according to your own particular constitutional strength and
manifestation of that problem.
There is a saying in Traditional Medicine, ‘Same disease many treatments, different disease same treatment.’
This means that, for example, two people with the same named disease,
such as ‘insomnia’ would be treated not with the same ‘sedative’
medication but with unique treatments, as their presentations of
insomnia will be different. Conversely someone coming for treatment for
‘constipation’ may receive the same treatment as someone wanting
treatment for ‘migraines’ as the problem may have the same cause but
just manifests differently in each of according to our own health
tendencies and constitutional balance.
Traditional medicine is unique, personal and individually tailored for you.
At the end of the consultation I will make a diagnosis and then
prescribe some herbs, dietary advice and some lifestyle suggestions.
The herbs may be in a tincture, powder, tablet or tea form. They will need to be taken 2-3x/day.
How often do I need to come for treatments?
I will need to see you once a month in the early stages of
treatment and then less frequently as we progress depending on
How long does treatment take?
This is difficult to answer as it depends on many factors such as how
long you have had a problem, how well you manage to incorporate changes
and how much stress you are under but you should certainly be
experiencing benefits after a few weeks.
Do I have to give up all my favourite things?
This depends on if they are benefiting your health or not. My job is to
give you the best advice that I can so that you can achieve the best
health. I will tell you what you need and then the choice of what you
do is up to you.
How much does treatment cost?
The first consultation costs £75 and £35 for follow ups
The herbs will cost about £1-2/day
If you would like an appointment please ring the number above.
If you have any further questions please contact me on Sebastian@pukkaherbs.com