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Alan N Hopking MA MNIMH FINEH

A Clinical Herbal Physician for over 35 years

 

 

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HAVE A CONSULTATION WITH ALAN HOPKING

Alan Hopking 2016
Alan N. Hopking MA MNIMH FINEH

 

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"I have been benefiting from Alan's advice and herbal remedies for decades. He is a dedicated and experienced herbalist. I recommend Alan for the alternative approach on any kind of illness, slight or chronic." Joan Tidd, Dorset.

"I consulted Alan Hopking because of intense discomfort and pain that plagued my life for many years until I started taking Alan’s herbal tincture that he made specifically for my condition, using his experience and expertise in herbs. I can highly recommend Alan as a practitioner of herbal medicine and recommend his herbal tinctures as very effective."
A.A. Douglas

"I would like to say the support you give your customers and patients is so good and it's really appreciated." Priya

"Thank you for your advice yesterday, you were very helpful. The package arrived today - so quick! I'm very pleased with the service that you offer, so much so, that I have already recommended you to a friend." Pauline from Kings Lynn

"Thank you Alan. Hope all is well with you. Sorry for the long absence, John has been very unwell and it is now really hard for me to leave the house... I have referred a lot of people to you, all of whom are utterly delighted with your amazing remedies... Thank you for all that you are and all that you do... Love & Thoughts, Isabelle"

CONSULTATIONS IN PERSON BY APPOINTMENT AT MY CLINIC

Alan Hopking is the first professional medical herbalist to offer his phytotherapeutic expertise of over 35 years for free.
"Free-4-5" - You can phone the Herbactive Health Clinic for free information and advice (please keep this to 5 minutes or less). Use our freephone 0800 0834436. For more detailed advice please send an email to herbactive@herbactive.co.uk
There is a standard professional consultation fee [the first has now been declared FREE of charge for all], by appointment. Concessions are available for follow-ups.
Alan Hopking has decided to match the NHS and your local GP where you pay nothing to see your General Practitioner (GP), it is a FREE service*. That is correct, to consult Alan Hopking will cost you nothing*. And just as your prescriptions from your GP must be paid for (by tax payers), so you only pay for your prescriptions made specifically for you by Alan Hopking, your General Herbal Practitioner (GHP). Consultations by appointment only.
All consultations and conversations are treated with the strictest of professional confidentiality, according to regulations required as a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (of Great Britain) [MNIMH].
a. First consultations at Herbactive Clinic last one hour. There is no charge for your first consultation at Herbactive Clinic. This is a full assessment of your condition, examination, medical history, lifestyle and needs. I make recommendations and offer professional advice. A specific prescription is prepared for you at the end of the consultation. All medicines are charged at the standard rate. All other consultations have a professional fee of £40.00 for half an hour.
b. The second consultation is usually booked for two weeks later. The consultation fee is only £40.00. This consultation is a reassessment of your progress and further physical examination if necessary. This reassessment lasts at least half an hour. A new prescription is usually required and dispensed for you. All medicines are charged at the standard rate.
c. Further follow-up consultations are usually monthly, and last for at least half-an-hour. The fee is the same as for the second consultation, i.e. £40.00.
d. When you don't need a full further consultation for a few months you become an out-patient and can continue receiving your herbal prescriptions (collected from our clinic or posted to you). You may ring me at any time for free advice. You may telephone me regarding changes in your progress towards health which I will take into account when you need to reorder your herbal prescription, this too is a free service. You may reorder your prescription on the phone or email. Your prescription may be collected at the clinic or we can post it the same day; we charge for postage and packaging.
* FREE First Consultations became available at Herbactive Clinic from 10 September 2012. A Free First Consultation at Herbactive Clinic infers an hour's consultation for free followed by the patient receiving a specific herbal prescription dispensed by Mr Hopking at the standard rate; if no prescription is required after the consultation a nominal fee of £100.00 shall be paid. All subsequent consultations have been kept to £40.

Alan looks forward to meeting you. "I will do all I can to help you regain your health and happiness." To see his statement, click here
See also an important announcement by Alan Hopking regarding his membership of the the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (MRCHM) and why he has renounced renewing his membership click here for info

Click here to book your FREE consultation or phone free 0800 0834436 (or call 01425 839280)

5 reasons why we are proud to serve you

<1> Your first consultation is FREE, and our services are FREE throughout your treatment
<2> "Free-4-5". You're welcome to use our freephone* to speak to our herbalist** - advice is FREE-for-5 minutes - one to one [Tell your friends it's " 1-2-1 FREE-4-5 " !] ***
<3> Your herbal medicines are tailored for your individual needs
<4> Our herbal medicines are organic and made in our own dispensary for you
<5> You get your money back if you are not completely satisfied with our service

* Freephone 0800 0834436
** Mr Alan N Hopking MA MNIMH
*** You may be asked to pay if your telephone call is longer than the FREE-4-5 allowed which takes up Mr Hopking's clinical time. You may request a time to speak to Mr Hopking for longer on the phone; this may involve a fee.

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Alan looks forward to meeting you. "I will do all I can to help you regain your health and happiness." To see his statement, click here

Click here to book your FREE consultation or phone free 0800 0834436 (or call 01425 839280)

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A little pictorial history

Below: Over 30 years ago medical herbalist Alan Hopking pictured in his regular newspaper column on herbal health - the date: 1982 (NB date of this photo of newspaper picture 2003)

alan in the newspaper 1983

Alan in 2004

Alan at Godshaer Clinic
Ducking Stool, Christchurch, Dorset 2004
More about the herb called Godshaer

 

 

 

 

 

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Prescriptions

Our herbal tonic medicines are carefully prepared on a personal and individual basis for your healing by medical herbalist Alan Hopking MA MNIMH FINEH.

Only whole herbs are used in our herbal medicines. Nothing else is added. If you have symptoms which you consider might be helped with herbal medicine please contact herbal practitioner Alan Hopking for a friendly confidential professional consultation. See terms and fees.

Once you have received your herbal prescription you can contact Alan Hopking at any time for more free advice (preferably by email). When you have completed your bottle of herbal medicine and if you want a repeat prescription you are requested to phone or email so that your progress can be assessed and adjustments made if necessary so that there is no break in your treatment. To order or re-order, click here.

MRCHM - see Alan Hopking's statement about renouncing his association with membership of this organisation

HERBACTIVE Centre of Herbal Medicine, England, UK. Freephone 0800 0834436

General advice to consumers on the use of herbal remedies from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

• Remember that herbal remedies are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care. • Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist). • Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care. • Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing. • If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking. • Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.

PRECAUTIONS:

Pregnant/Breast-feeding mothers

Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.

Volatile Oils

Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.

Uteroactivity

A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.

Breast-feeding mothers

A drug substance taken by a breast-feeding mother presents a hazard if it is transferred to the breast milk in pharmacologically or toxicologically significant amounts. Limited information is available regarding the safety of conventional medicines taken during breast-feeding. Much less information exists for herbal ingredients, and generally the use of herbal remedies is not recommended during lactation.

Paediatric Use

Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.

Perioperative use

The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

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