I am very humbled by the kindness of my patients and to present some of the testimonials I have received during my work as a medical herbalist, naturopath and acupuncturist.
I have seen Nikki several times for acupuncture over the last few years. These visits were for various reasons, including grief after the death of my husband and physical problems such as back pain. On the first consultation she spent a good deal of time getting to know me as a person, so that she could treat me holistically, after which I felt she understood me very well and uncovered issues that I hadn't thought of before. The acupuncture really worked for me, and had a very strong effect on the issues I was having. Each time I felt much better afterwards. Nikki also provides tonics and vitamins to treat some of these issues, and I found these were also reasonably priced and beneficial. I took my daughter to see her for some of the problems she was having, and Nikki helped her too. I now live in a different part of the UK, otherwise I would still be going to see Nikki. But if I did encounter physical or emotional issues that I couldn't deal with in my local area, I would still be likely to travel back to see her for treatment.
I went to Nikki Hawkes after my daughter had suffered with water warts for 6 years. Doctors told me there was nothing I could do and that they would run their course. They only got worse and spread over the body and became inflamed and irritating, especially the older she got. She also became very conscious as they spread to her lower arms and legs. Nikki spent a great deal of time asking questions about my daughter and finding out about her general health and well being then provided us with a medicine and ointment that was applied directly to the warts. Within 3 weeks they were gone! Amazing! The doctor who laughed me out of the surgery was a skin specialist and very sceptical when I told him. I am glad that I followed my gut instinct and the faith I had in Nikki.
Thank you Nikki, amazing work, I will definitely use you again when in need...if ever in need. My little girl is so happy now and it is thanks to you.
How I help my patients as a medical herbalist
I offer short telephone or online chats to discuss your health concerns without obligation.
After the initial chat, if you were to ask to become a patient, I ask you to complete my detailed intake forms. These include details such as medical history including any current or previous medical conditions. I need to know what prescription drugs and/or dietary supplements or herbal medicine you take. It also helps to know if you eat any special diet and the types of foods you like to eat.
I ask that the forms are returned prior to the first appointment. This gives me time to review all the information, leaving us with more time at the consultation to discuss your health goals and create a health plan.
I am finding that many people appreciate the opportunity to have an online consultation. However, this of course means that clinical examination techniques are difficult if not impossible. This can influence the choice of herbs and the types of herbal treatment I can offer. For instance, if a patient has high blood pressure, this means that I would not be able to recommend certain herbal remedies.
Nevertheless, we can still work within the recommended clinical guidelines and I can still suggest appropriate plant medicines or herbal supplements.
As a herbal practitioner, I have a holistic approach to treatment and improving your health. As well as a detailed understanding of herbs and their active ingredients. I use my knowledge of plant remedies to create a bespoke herbal prescription for you. This will usually be a blend of different extracts of herbs.
People with complex health issues or chronic conditions may need several follow-up appointments. You should expect to have 3-4 consultations over a period of months. Although people with chronic diseases or difficult conditions may require ongoing care.
A detailed consultation is best in person or over zoom or other online technology. But quick chats between appointments, or a mini appointment can be made over the telephone or by email.
Any herbal prescription will take into account any current medication you take. Some herbs and conventional medication interact and can cause adverse reactions. But, medical herbalists with degree level training, have specific training to avoid adverse drug reactions.
Any herbal product or plant extract I recommend will be made with the highest quality standards. However, all herbal medicine of course contains plant materials and so in rare cases, it is possible that consumption of herbs can cause allergic reactions. Having known allergies to certain plants makes this more likely. If any reaction does occur while taking extracts of plants, it is important to get in touch with your herbalist or see a doctor as soon as possible.
If you would like more information please click the send me a message button to use my contact format and get in touch.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you and explaining how the healing properties of medicinal plants can optimise your health.