Frequently Asked Questions
Privacy of your personal information is an important part of providing you with health care. We are aware of the sensitive nature of your personal information that you have disclosed to us. At the clinic, we are committed to ensuring the appropriate use and protection of your information.
Naturopathic Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years and has extensive case histories and experience (again stretching back for thousands of years). Usually people come to me when modern medicine has been unable to solve their problems. We endeavour to work safely with the treatment that you are already receiving from your doctor and are available to discuss your treatment plans with any health professional at any time. For patient concerns, we have found it best that a patient return to the office for an in-person visit to discuss issues and arrange for a treatment plan that works for the patient and their team. Ultimately you will have to make a choice about the direction you wish to take regarding your own health.
As a practitioners of Naturopathic medicine, we treat the full spectrum of medical conditions either alone or in combination with other complementary medical treatments. We treat health issues that include but not limited to: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Diabetes Cold and flu Gastrointestinal disorders (Irritable Bowel Disease, leaky gut, Crohn’s) Allergies (food, environmental, seasonal) Pain (nerve and musculoskeletal) Neurological disorders Cardiovascular disease Menstrual Irregularities Chronic fatigue Respiratory infections Asthma Skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis, warts) Arthritis Rheumatism Fibromyalgia Autism Mental illness Weight loss Heavy metal toxicity Hair loss Sleep Disorders Liver Disease Tinnitus Back Pain and skeletal issues Adrenal depletion Anemia Churg Strauss Syndrome Candida Hot flushes Digestive disorders Depression Eye Strengthening and vision recovery Gingivitis Thrush Dyslexia Edema Gout Migraines Hemorrhoids Sleep Apnea Snoring
Alex Carberry has been practicing naturopathic herbal medicine since 2010.
Please bring your most recent lab results, medical files (if available) along with a list of any supplements or medications you are currently taking and an eating diary covering the last three days. I am not able to travel due to health and/or distance. Can I still receive care? Telephone or Skype consultations are available in most cases but this is at Alex’s discretion. In most cases this is fine but in a few cases he may recommend that you see someone who is closer to you. Fees remain the same for Telephone or Skype consultations. If you have any other questions please feel free to email us through our website.
No I don’t do house calls.
As a courtesy, we will attempt to contact you by email to confirm scheduled appointments ahead of time. Please note we require a minimum of 48 hours notice (2 business days) for appointment cancellations or changes. If a minimum of 48 hours notice (2 business days) is not provided a cancellation fee of £25 will be applied.
All appointment costs can be found on our Fees page.
New patients should reserve a minimum of an hour and a half for the initial consultation. The majority of the initial appointment consists of the gathering information from the patient to design a custom treatment plan. Illness is usually called illness once noticeable discomfort begins, but the journey to ill health began long before discomfort appears. My job is to investigate, understand and help you to understand how you became ill and to help YOU to recover YOUR health. I can help you to understand but you will do all the work. I am here to help you embrace the CHANGES that empower you to recover your health. My job is to investigate, understand and help you to understand how you became ill and to help YOU to recover YOUR health. I can help you to understand but you will do all the work and I can only help. What is caused by attitude, lifestyle and diet cannot be cured by herbal medicines. We have to actively address the factors which drove us to ill health. In our initial appointment lasting around 2 hours, I will explore your life (often in areas which seem completely unrelated to your discomfort), check your tongue, face, eyes, nails, pulse blood pressure (please wear clothing with loose sleeves.) and other signs, in order to understand what is going on and how it is all happening and progressing. In most cases by the end of this initial session, you will have a very clear idea why you are unwell and some of the obvious things that you may do. The focus of Naturopaths is to get to the root cause of the problem rather than treating symptoms. In order to do this effectively, we need as much information as possible so that we can give your body all the necessary tools to promote the healing process. This purpose of this consultation is also to help you to understand how you can take direct action to improve your own health.
To book an appointment please follow the links to the Bookings page you can make your appointment paying by Paypal or contact the clinic using the booking form and giving a summary of your condition. Appointments must be prepaid to secure the booking.