PROTOCOLS

Here I am working on sheets that can be downloaded: 

Mental health Talk Powerpoint from Norwich Mind Associates presentation on 26/3/14

Like the Idea of workshops or herbal medicine/ massage and garden design for your household. Half days or whole days. 

  Mental Health - Herbaculture

I aim to develop protocols for patients with various conditions:

These protocols aim to help a person get ready with information to start healing themselves. Either come for a consultation or try diet, lifestyle and herbal teas to start with. Then trying supplements on your own first or as part of a prescription with guidance. Most important is the feeling that you have support along this journey. I ask for support in return normally financially but willing to consider barter. 

Another herbalist has such information on their website that inspired me to try to get protocols for patients.  

http://www.healthandherbs.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=468&Itemid=190


Herbal Links

www.nimh.org.uk  The National Institute of Medical Herbalists

http://theherbarium.wordpress.com  Herbalists' roots

 www.henriettesherbal.com  Long established Herbal homepage

www.herbfest.org.uk  cool mix of people in a festival with seminars

http://www.lcherbalists.co.uk  London Community Herbalists

www.plantcultures.org.uk/ Ethno Medicine site by Kew and others

http://www.erowid.org/  Humans and Psychoactives


FORMS USEFUL WHEN SEEING A HERBALIST/ GP/ HOSPITAL 

Name

Address

AGE                            Date of Birth

Doctor and Surgery address

Allergies?

Past Medical History                                                                                 (including childhood illnesses, hospital visits, GP visits in last year, major life events, family health issues).


What drugs, medications and supplements are you taking?


WHEN DID YOUR SYMPTOMS START?


ANY PATTERNS TO YOUR SYMPTOMS?


WHAT MAKES IT BETTER?


WHAT MAKES IT WORSE?


Rate the level of your current problems/ symptoms:  

(as good as it can be)         to         (as bad as it can be).

problem 1________________________   good     0   1   2   3   4   5   6     bad

problem 2________________________   good     0   1   2   3   4   5   6     bad

problem 3________________________   good     0   1   2   3   4   5   6     bad

This Space is for Questions to ask during consultation:

Q

Q

Q

Thanks. This gives you £5 off initial consultation with this info filled in              (Not part of Mistley Quay Clinic 2016 offer).


ADDITIONAL SELF MONITORING: 

FOOD DIARY 

I have found that people can create their own food diaries better than filling in pre made forms, below is a suggested table to copy. Food may be linked to your symptoms and to mood. 

Please use the numbers from 0 (as good as it can be) to 6 (as bad as it can be). 

 DATE/TIME PLACE FOOD/ DRINK/ MEDICINE/ EVENT/ SLEEP
COMMENTS
 MOOD/ SYMPTOM 
BEFORE
0-1-2-3-4-5-6
MOOD/ SYMPTOM 
AFTER
0-1-2-3-4-5-6

Include anything else that may be relevant to your health too for a useful record of your health. Hopefully this will allow you to see for yourself how to manage your condition.

MOOD, SLEEP, SYMPTOM, MEDICATION DIARIES

Its an idea to include how you feel (mood), how you slept (hours &or quality) and a record of the symptoms or problems you are having. You can also use the above method for recording how herbal medicines and other medications you are taking make you feel.You can use this 0-6 scale for lots of things.

It is really helpful for you, your herbalist and for doctors to record how you are doing. It also shows that you are serious and with the numbers you can quantify your symptoms. mood over time. A method of data collection using these 0-6 numbers is called MYMOP. 

You can google "MYMOP"  for more information but MYMOP stands for:           MEASURE YOURSELF MEDICAL OUTCOME PROFILE