Influenza or Flu

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus. Symptoms can be mild to severe. The most common symptoms include: high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, sneezing, and feeling tired.
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  • empathy

    How to empathise with our bodies in times of acute illness. Empathy in sickness is to preserve and tonify our Vital Forces by managing our fevers & adopting some good old fashioned convalescence.

  • Practitioner Strength Organic or Wildcrafted Herbal Extracts

  • Ingredients

    Echinacea Echinacea angustifolia

    Barberry Berberis vulgaris

    Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus

    AndrographisAndrographis paniculata

    Elderberry Sambucus Nigra

    Turmeric Carcuma Longa

    Practitioner strength 1:1 cold percolation extracts or 1:2 cold percolation tinctures only. Herbs are organic or wildcrafted where possible.

    If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition, taking medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, or want a tonic for your child, book a consultation with a level 8 science degree qualified herbalist trained in drug/nutrient, drug/herb interactions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Worldwide shipping available! For accurate shipping rates outside Ireland contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with contact name, phone number, full address and number of bottles. Each bottle lasts approximately 10 days. Bulk purchases are advised as courier costs for 6 bottles are the same as for 12 bottles. Orders can be mixed and matched. As a rough guide I say for every year you had a condition a month of treatment is required.

    Avoid in cases of allergy to ingredients.
    Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
    Food supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
    Keep out of the reach of children.
    If symptoms persist see your GP

  • Lung Tonic

  • anti virals

    Recent outbreaks of viral diseases in the advent of globalisation and ease of travel have underscored their prevention as a critical issue in safeguarding public health. The following are some natural antivirals.

  • cold and flu

    Boost your Natural Immunity to protect yourself from colds & flu this winter. Flu experts predict nasty viruses are on the way, with various symptoms from colds & flu to bronchitis & tonsillitis.

  • A Naturopathic Consultation is holistic and assesses the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. For example from a Western Medical Perspective you may be medically diagnosed with hypothyroidism however, from a Naturopathic Medical Perspective your diagnosis might be;

    Practitioner

    • Decreased Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) due to "Functional Hypothyroid"
    • Poor breakdown of fats and increased visceral adiposity due to a "Sluggish Liver".
    • Excess cravings for carbohydrates due to “Insulin Resistance” and "Functional Hypoglycemia"
    • Long term stress leading to "Adrenal Exhaustion", cortisol spikes and resultant weight gain
    • Long term stress leading to “Nervous System Exhaustion” and emotional eating
    • Nutritional deficiencies of Iodine, EFAs, selenium
    • Excess Bioaccumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as fluoride, aluminium and  BPA leading to a disruption of thyroid hormone production. 

    Thus

    Naturopathic Treatment Principles 

    • Tonify the thyroid to boost BMR
    • Improve insulin sensitivity
    • Balance blood sugar
    • Tonify the adrenal gland
    • Nourish the nervous system
    • Replace nutritional deficiencies
    • Treatment in the terms of dietary, lifestyle, supplement and herbal medicine recommendations are then derived from these treatment principles.

    Addtional Protocols

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

    As an Acupuncturist, I will also diagnose your Pattern of Disharmony according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. In obesity, it may be for example Cold Damp accumulation due to Spleen Qi and Yang Deficiency. I will prescribe Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Dietary Therapy to treat your Pattern of Disharmony. Rather than prescribing Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas, I specialise in preparing Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulations in organic 1:1 high practitioner strength extract form 

    Once I have confirmed a Naturopathic Diagnosis, I will then explain the Naturopathic Causes of your condition from a Naturopathic Perspective so that you will be motivated to remove these causes to the best of your ability and have a better chance for cure, depending also, on the strength of your Vital Force. As the "Stress-Less Naturopath" I tailor a Health Management Solution to suit your lifestyle.

    I am trained in pharmacology, herbal and supplement contraindications and drug/nutrient, drug/herb interactions. I can prescribe safely if you are pregnant and breastfeeding or on medication. As a Herbalist and Nutritionist I specialise in matching the pharmacological actions of drugs with natural alternatives using compounds found in food and herbs. I will always give dietary advice and assess your diet for nutritional deficiencies.

    Classical Homeopathy

    As a classical homeopath I may also prescribe what are described as your constitutional remedy, an acute lesional remedy or drainage remedy.

    What to expect during a Naturopathic consultation?

    At either a consult in person or an online consultation I will

    Discuss your presenting symptoms

    • Discuss any medications that you take to ensure that there are no drug/nutrient or drug/herb contraindications with proposed or current treatment
    • Discuss your past health history
    • Discuss your family history
    • Ask you questions about relevant body systems to gain a better understanding of your condition
    • Perform nail analysis and tongue and pulse diagnosis to asses for mineral deficiencies (For online consult you will need to email photo of tongue)
    • Perform Iridology (for online consult you will need to attach photo of left and right iris)
    • Take your blood pressure
    • May recommend blood or other tests
    • Explain the Naturopathic Causes of your health issues from a Naturopathic Medical Perspective
    • Provide a diagnosis from a Chinese Medical Perspective
    • Prescribe treatment in the terms of diet, (including Chinese dietary therapy), lifestyle, herbal medicine, homeopathy and supplements in the form of an email prescription.
    • Provide ongoing support through www.carahealth.com Online Naturopathic Health Resource and Consultant Services.
    • Face-to-face consultation includes acupuncture according to your Pattern of Disharmony.

    For further details contact Carina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • fever managment

    Although fever is an indication that your child is healthy, it evokes fear & anxiety. It is not the fever itself but the possible complications of the fever & accompanying symptoms that give rise to fear when raising your chidlren naturally.

  • Natural Medicine Preparation for Coronavirus Pandemic

    The coronavirus outbreak has no vaccine or anti-viral treatment. Herbal tonics contain anti-viral, immune enhancing and anti-influenza properties. Protect and prepare for a potential pandemic.

  • swine flu

    Influenza pandemics are an influenza virus that spreads worldwide & infects a large proportion of the world population. The 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic was the most severe in history

  • Sinus Tonic

  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D regulates the immune system, which is important not only in immune deficiency diseases such as cancer but also in conditions of a hyperactive immune system such as seen in autoimmune disease.

  • zinc 

    As seen on the BBC on 16th February 2011 taking zinc syrup, tablets or lozenges can lessen the severity and duration of the common cold.A systematic review by the Cochrane Collaboration concludes that zinc supplements can somewhat reduce the severity and duration of common cold symptoms when taken by otherwise healthy adults within 24 hours of onset of symptoms, and that supplementation for at least five months reduces incidence.

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Diagnose, Assess & Treat Physical, Mental & Emotional Disorders