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Therapies

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy is the practical application of nutrition science promoting good health of an individual. It is recognised as a complementary medicine discipline and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking to lose weight or enhance their wellbeing.

As a Nutritional Therapist Marina will develop a personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme for you. It will take into account your medical history, dietary preferences and lifestyle patterns. Not just your digestive problems but your overall health status is assessed before a suitable diet is recommended. The treatment plan may involve use of nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, amino-acids and other natural substances which your body recognises and can readily use for various physiological functions and biochemical processes.

Nutritional Therapy is often more successful with clients who have chronic health problems that conventional medicine sometimes finds difficult to address. These include allergies, digestive and bowel disorders, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, depression or stress, auto-immune conditions, migraines and skin disorders.

Making healthy food choices is more than eating your ‘five a day.’ It is about learning what foods are right for you so that your body can function at its best.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine (or Phytotherapy) is the oldest, most universal and still very widely used system of medicine which utilises medicinal plants and herbs to prevent and treat ill health.

Herbal medicines have been in use longer than any scientific trial or study; the number of people involved bigger than any group selected for a trial. It has proved its effectiveness over thousands of years. Contemporary Herbal Medicine is based on a combination of traditional knowledge, clinical experience and scientific evidence. Herbal tinctures, decoctions and powdered herbs are used in a different way to medications. Drugs often originate from a plant source but they represent isolated active constituents, while Herbal Medicine uses the whole plant, which mitigates against many side effects. Herbal formulations can be altered and adjusted in accordance with your symptoms and changing needs, they reflect the dynamics of the treatment process.

Herbal preparations have been particularly useful in treating gastrointestinal and digestive disorders. Medicinal herbs continue to enjoy popularity due to their beneficial effects on digestion and overall health.

Marina was trained in three systems of Herbal Medicine. Her patients can benefit from evidence based Western Herbalism and ancient traditions of India and China, which offer unique energetic approaches to health.

You can read her article ‘Why Use Herbal Medicine’ to better understand the principles and benefits of phytotherapy.

Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

Each tissue in the body has its own specific electrical frequency, which may be disrupted by injury or disease. Specific frequencies of microcurrent applied to the affected area restore normal frequencies within the cells, resulting in remarkable improvements in pain, inflammation and function.

At the cellular level, microcurrent therapy stimulates a dramatic increase in ATP, the energy that fuels all biochemical functions in the body. It also increases protein synthesis, which is necessary for tissue repair. The subsequent enhancement in blood flow and decrease in inflammation leads to reduction in pain and muscle spasms, as well as increased range of motion.

Although initially FSM was used to treat musculoskeletal conditions, it soon became apparent that it is also helpful for various viral and bacterial infections, for tissue support of different organs and body systems, including gastro-intestinal, endocrine and nervous tissues.

Marina is an FSM practitioner trained to the Advanced Level by Dr. Carolyn McMakin, who rediscovered, developed and popularised this therapeutic method.

You can learn more about FSM, here

Note that Marina will either use electrodes on your skin or damp towels to conduct the frequencies. If damp towels are used you will need to remove some of your clothes. It is a painless and often very relaxing therapy.

If any of these issues apply to you, book in a free 10-minute call with Marina for a chat on how she can help.

Marina Townsley

Marina Townsley Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist, Herbalist, Frequency Specific Microcurrent Practitioner, Dip. CNM, mBANT, NTCC, CNHC, ANP, AMH

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