Richard Linton trained originally with the College of Phytotherapy in Sussex and then went on to the University of East London to gain his qualification.
Further training was done with the College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is a member of an independent herbalists association
Treatment is usually started with an hour long initial consultation where we will discuss your present condition and your complete medical history. Diet and lifestyle will also be looked at and any other treatments that you are undergoing taken into account. It is essential that details of any prescription medicines that you are on are brought with you.
Other diagnostic techniques such as blood pressure monitoring and iridology are used to create a full a picture as possible.
At the end of this we will discuss any diet or lifestyle changes that are appropriate and I will suggest any home remedies that you can employ yourself. Where appropriate I will prescribe an individual blend of herbs using a wide range of botanical products and make this up while you wait if possible, or send on to you if not.
Follow up consultations are booked as required and usually these are at a month interval
There are literally hundreds of herbs with medicinal properties from the commonplace such as nettle and dandelion to the exotic such as saffron and myrhh. Where possible I tend to use herbs that are native to Europe and North America as I feel they suit our western constitution. Many I gather and grow myself and make many of my own tinctures and oils.
The herbs are combined in formulas or occasionally as simples (single herbs) and they can be prescribed as tinctures (herbs extracted into alcohol, glycerine or vinegar), capsules and teas for internal use or oils, creams and lotions for external use. Although a few standard formulas are used the majority are blended for the individual patient.
In this section a few herbs and there properties are described. There is often much confusing information in the media and hopefully some of this can be made clear. Please contact me if you require further information on a specific herb.
As a herbalist I treat a wide range of conditions, and this section introduces you to some information on some of the most common conditions that I come across. It is also possible that some conditions will be referred to more specialist therapists.
Most conditions will be treated independently, but occasionally it will be necessary to work in conjunction with mainstream medical practitioners which I am happy to do.
I hope you find this informative but do not hesitate to get in contact (see contact page) if you require any information on any condition that may concern you.
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