Visitors Comments

visitors book and comments

 

visitors book and comments

Here's our new Visitors Book to let you hear what other people have been saying about our site and service (started Midsummer's Day 2004). I thought this would be useful to newcomers.

If you'd like to add your comments we'd love to hear from you, click here to have your say

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Dear Kind Alan Hopking,
Many thanks for very effective medicine. How did you know my concerns?... Your medicine is keeping me alive...The wonderful adventure of this is that I have four bright and beautiful grand-children and have been part of their lives...
All good wishes for deserved prosperity,
Joan

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Dear Alan, Thank you so much. You have been absolutely brilliant in your support and
care. I will let you know how I get on. Take care and once again, thank you.
TG

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Thank you so much for your help. Actually, nobody told me about you. I just googled some herbal websites and started sending emails to many herbalists and all of them said they could not help me either because of the distance or the difficaulty of the problem. You are the only one who helped me. I really appreciate it. I hope with your help my problem is over.
Thank you
- name withheld

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I use your health products and I recommend you to my friends and clients because you're working from the heart.
- Marguerite (massage therapist)

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Hi Alan,
It's nice talking to you on the telephone. Thanks so much for your time and explaining things to me. I very much appreciate it.
I cannot wait to receive the order to start off immediately.
After receiving my order I'll like to order for my 17years old son. I will have to discuss that with you later.
I have gone through your site and am quite impressed of what I saw. I have really found a source for my subsequent orders.
I have more confident that I will beat this disease and I trust you will help me do that.
Thanks and remain blessed
Clara

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Dear Alan, I am a very grateful patient. I am better now than I have been most of my life!
Eileen

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Dear Alan
i just whant to say thanks for my order, it has arrived the next day (wow) i thought it wouldnt come untill monday, ive never in all my years of ordering off the net ever recieved a next day delivery . i like the taste of the tonic too and im now just having my first cup of tea with the first dose ofg stevia liquid , it reminds me of the naturel sweetnes of liqurice . i cant belive how much of all this stuff you have sent , its going to last a very long time and ive not seen anywere on the net that sells this much stevia for such a low price and also im given the confidence this is all naturel non chemicly treated stevia but i wouldnt expect anything less from someone with your credentials so i now the ingredients in the tonic and herbal blend are expertly put together and balanced to get the desired effect . sorry if i sound like im brown nosing or shinning your shes as the chinese say but its all true and im so greatfull about this next day delivry too because im in an emergency to get my blood glucose levels correct because im worried about my eyes because my vision is blured .
a massive thanks and god bless you sir
kindest regards
tim

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Dear Mr Hopking,
I hope you don't mind me emailing you. I'm a new NIMH member - joined in January and currently building what I hope to become a thriving practice.
I've heard about you several times and have just been enjoying your website. You are one of the most experienced herbalists around....
Many thanks - looking forward to hearing from you.
MJT MNIMH
Medical Herbalist.

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Dear Alan,

Thank you for the reply to my e mail. It's good to know that Avena is also included in my tonic, as well as all the other herbs you listed. I already feel the benefit - more relaxed and I sleep so much better too, I guess that's the valerian. Thank you also for the information on growing wild oat straw. I understand that this herb grows very quickly - I probably need a bigger garden !
I will be ordering my liver tonics from you too. When I run out of supply from the chinese bitters I will phone you.
With reference to your tonic - I can smell and taste the "life force" in your tonic. I know that they are superior to others - not least because they are picked fresh, but also your knowledge of combinations of the herbs.
Thanking you again
Best Regards
Jane Marriott

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Dear Mr. Hopking:

Thank you for having a site on the web where
everyone can become more enlightened.
G-D bless your work and life.
A
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Your web site is excellent and “in tune” with my own approach to health. I only recently stumbled on it.
Thanks again for your comments.
Mike
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Dear Mr. Hopking,
Many thanks for your attention to my repeat order. I have found your ABC Smoking Mix remarkable, not only in that it stopped me smoking for 5 days without effort, but also in its pleasant flavour and aroma. It rolls easily by hand, machine or tube-packer and burns better than some cigarettes!
Although I could still feel withdrawal symptoms from nicotine these were insignificant as, instead of frustrated craving, I could just have a "cigarette", which not only alleviated the symptoms (both directly and by placebo effect) but had a pleasant, mildly relaxing effect in itself, which my wife described as "like a relaxed, sunny afternoon".
My only problem is that my wife and two friends are smoking mine - good thing it's cheaper than tobacco, too!
Thanks again,
W.G. Bruce

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Hi Alan, Just wanted to say many thanks for the medicine - made me feel so much better and worked almost instantly - I slowly brought myself off the medicine as I was feeling so much better . Many thanks again Trudy

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Dear Alan,
I am not usually in the habit of writing to websites to praise them, but I felt I had to express to you my admiration for such an excellent site. I am curently training to be a nutritionist, with a strong emphasis on herbal tonics, and I was delighted to discover the range of products you offer.
Living in the UK, I have been scouring the internet to find sources of Stevia and Essiac, for example, to no avail until I stumbled across your pages! Now you are firmly installed on my favourites page.
It staggers me, as I do my daily reseach, the astounding misleading information on health that the general public, and the health professions themselves, are confronted with, verging on the criminal as it is twisted to suit the profit margin of pharmaceutical and big food companies. Sites like yours are truly inspirational. My hearty thanks!
With best wishes
Meryl

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Hello Alan,
I must say, when I read the paragraph which said "I am your friendly physician... simply e-mail me", I thought Bless you, and I felt such gratitude for your generosity. With love and light.
Sarita

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Alan,
Thankyou for your kindness and undestanding. You are a tonic in yourself!
With love and best wishes,
Crystall and Joan

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I have just started a position of Co-ordinator for the ME/CFS Support Group and currently doing research on this debilitating illness, as I have to produce a newsletter every two months.
I have been reading your website with great interest and was wondering if I may use some of the information to write an article in the newsletter and ofcourse direct our members to your website. Thanks very much for your help.
Anna Loach

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Dear Alan, I booked to see you and expected to pay for my consultation but you refused saying your consultations were now all free, to match our GP clinics. All I paid for was my prescription. Fantastic service. Now we have no excuse to get herbal medicine in place of drug treatment. Thank you, you truly are the people's herbalist!
Veronica M. Southampton.

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Dear Alan, I am so grateful to you for your advice and help and herbal medicines.
You are an Earth Angel.
kindest regards and gratitude.
Katherine Hampton

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Hi Alan, I came to see you yesterday for my second free consultation (thank you it helps so much in these hard times). I had severe symptoms of tiredness, aches and pains and insomnia... a week later there was a big shift in my body and now over a month on your treatment and I'm nearly 100% again. I keep waiting for a relapse but instead I'm feeling better and better! I'm really happy again. Thank you, thank you so much. Ruth

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Hello Alan
Thank you as always for your quality products and service.
Best wishes
Angie Hudson. Cyprus

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Hello Alan, I am so glad I hve found you, your products are the best, - certainly the best site anywhere I feel. You are a really genuine and spiritual person who really likes to help people. May god bless and keep you strong also.
Kind regards and appreciation.
Katherine Pettitt

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My mood is great these days and I attribute so much to your magical herbs, thank you so much Alan. Stay happy and follow your bliss.
Thanks Alan, sending you lots of love and good wishes!!,
Gem

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Alan, I am very happy with your products, it is easy to notice they are genuine and pure. Everytime I take tonics I instantly feel energy going through my body. Its a great feeling.
Ruta B.

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Dear Alan, A quick note to thank you for your exceptional products. My depression has always been alleviated by going for a run but when I became ill with CFS I was unable to run and struggled to walk. I struggled with CFS for about 6 years, which got worse and worse as did my depression. Since using your Tireless Tonic with the ABC Daily supplement (4 months ago) I have begun running again and now run every 2nd day for about 1 hour! Most astonishing is that I have no negative after effects of my run - no headache, no exhaustion and only enjoy the positive effects.
Thank you once again!
With kindest regards
Wendy Addison

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Dear Alan,
This just a note to say thank you for all the treatments which Always WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kind regards,
Roberta. Hampshire

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Dear Alan, I am very happy with the vitality of the bulk herbs you sent me last week. we did energy testing on them, and we could both feel the energy moving in different ways in my body with each herb. Then we compared them to the same herbs that I have been buying here in Portugal, and yours were so much more powerful. And they smell so good too. I am glad I have found you.
Susan. Portugal.

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The last bottle was very good and the ABC powder is fantastic! Thank you for doing such a great job.
Shannon H. Australia

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Hello there Alan, I wanted to write a testimonial for your website, if you see fit to publish it, here goes;
'I have been a regular customer of Alan's for nearly two years. It was a godsend that I came across his website after having read an article he had written in a magazine. Through every possible scenario I have encountered in the last two years, Alan's herb tonics and powders have provided an answer. I am more and more convinced everyday that Alan is the best at what he does. He is a lovely man who is genuine and who I enjoy conversing with. I am in great admiration of his work and feel he is playing such a huge role in facilitating numerous people back to their natural state of good health. Alan inspires me and it would be my greatest dream to be able to do what he does at some stage in the future.
Thank you Alan from Gemma and Rosaleen, Northern Ireland. 2011

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"Hi Alan,
It's nice talking to you on the telephone. Thanks so much for your time and explaining things to me. I very much appreciate it.
I cannot wait to receive the order to start off immediately.
I have gone through your site and am quite impressed of what I saw. I have really found a source for my subsequent orders.
I have more confident that I will beat this disease and I trust you will help me do that.
Thanks and remain blessed
Clara" London. 2011

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i have to say , that i have never ever seen such an amaizing combination of great things in than in your ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder . this is amaizing , and perfect for my needs . thanks again alan .
kindest regards
tm

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I have this to say about Stevia. It helps my brain! I have ME and I find that when my head feels heavy I take 1 tablespoon of your Stevia Organic Tincture in a pint of water. I feel a lot better after just 15 mins and my blood sugar is much better as well, my ME is much better. Of all the things I ve taken for my ME, Stevia gives me more relief. It seems that the blood sugar is critical for me in my ME. My daughter also takes it because she is diabetic. I take the ME tonic [TireLess Tonic] also because it has such a lot of good herbs. I am most grateful.
I look forward to receiving my next order.
Mrs Anderson

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With reguard to the kidney stone , i'm making some good progress as I'm having lithotripsy treatment and by using the tonic as well it has softened the stone so it is now responding to the sound waves .I have another session in November and hopefully things will be then be well on the way to being sorted.. PhIL

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Dear Alan
I would like to thank you very much for the months supply of herbal remedies you prescribed for me, for the suspected parasites I got on my nile cruise.
I feel so much better. I still have slight pains in my knees, but everything else is fine. I have much more energy and don't feel tired like I did before.
I would like to order some more of your ABC Daily Herbal NutripowderPlus and some Fungal-less herbal tonic as I have some bad toe nails,
Thank you
Jenny

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Dear Alan
Thank you for replying so quickly and for your kind words. ...
Many thanks
Susan H

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Good morning Alan,
Just a note to let you know that you are featured in the next edition of The Green Parent magazine available to buy next week. It's a bumper issue packed with articles on organic food, car-free living and how to create your own medicinal herb garden. Find out more
here. Hope you enjoy it.
All best wishes,
Melissa Corkhill
Editor, The Green Parent magazine

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Hi Alan
I have been taking your herbal tonics for just over two weeks now, and am pleased to say I feel so much better.
The stomach cramps have almost gone, pain in legs has gone but knees still a bit painful, but the best part is I have so much more energy ,and not feeling tired at all.
Thank you very much for your help. I will update you in two weeks
kind regards
Jenny

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Hi Alan,
Please can you send me another bottle of the potion that you made up for me?
The potion is excellent thank you. I am definitely more balanced emotionally and the dips into depression are becoming less frequent now. It certainly feels as though there is an internal shift happening though the effects are hard to describe to you as they are almost intangible at a conscious level, it is most strange, but feels good!
I hope all is well with you,
With kind regards
Jacqueline P

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Dear Mr Hopking
I have enjoyed your site which I located when I was searching for Stevia ....
Yours sincerely
Stella Donaldson

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“Having taken your potency tincture from Herbactive I have noticed a significant improvement in many areas of both health and wellbeing. At an age of 38 I have of late often felt mid-twenties once again and my wife has suggested that I seem to have even shaped up noticeably and appear stronger in stature. Having a hectic business life style, coupled to a baby of 16 months, life is tiring to say the least and so the tonic has defiantly helped to take the edge off of tiredness and allow us to enjoy a better than average married life. I am not sure whether the tonic is stimulating testosterone, but the net effect is very positive both physically and mentally. Generally I feel stronger and younger and so have just ordered three more bottles!”

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I will keep in touch when I am in Spain...
Thank you again for the wonderful work you do.
With best wishes
Susan

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Dear Mr Hopking
I emailed you a few weeks ago and you sent me out some wheatgrass Juice which is brilliant. With it you sent some information about other tonics, one of which was Herbshield. I am very interested in this as it mentions Crohns and also the immune system, which in Crohns patients is pretty poor. We will both try to get down to see you properly when the opportunity arises.Many thanks for the help you have already given me.
Regards.
Gill Campbell

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Hi Alan,
I've just completed my first successful liver flush using your liver detox herbs! I've done 3 in the past (not yours) with little success.
I got about 200 bright green stones out this time & was really excited!
(name witheld)

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Hi Alan,
I bought the Liverdetox tonic from you about a month ago & have had 2 successful flushes so far. Regards Nicola

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have only just found your wonderful website. Thank you. Susan E

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"I was taking HRT for seven years and wanted to stop primarily because my mother had died at an early age of breast cancer. After I stopped taking HRT, the hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause returned with a vengence. I consulted Alan Hopking and started taking his FlushLess Tonic. The hot flushes are now minimal and I expereince little or no other menopausal symptoms. I am so grateful. Since puberty I had suffered migraine headaches and was unable to drink red wine. The tonic appears to have helped 100% with the migraines and I now I can drink and enjoy red wine!!
Thank you - the tonic is a life saver."
Marilyn Blanch

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"This tonic [FlushLess Tonic] is fantastic and should be given to everyone with menapause problems! It helped me from the very first day, honestly!"
Josey Du Barry

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Fibromyalgia Fixed!

Dear Mr Hopking, Just wanted to write to say Thank you so much! That Tireless tonic really works!
I have had this awful (disease, illness) thing for approx 8 years - for 2 years it was undiagnosed and I didn't know what was wrong with me and neither did my very unsympathetic doctor. I changed my doctor and was finally diagnosed as having fibromyalgia. At first I thought it was one of those Latin fob-offs that doctors give you like, spoticus alloticus, or achyum muchas, but then I found some books on the subject and started to accept the fact that I had it. Over the years it got worse and worse, I ached all over, everywhere I pressed felt like a bruise, I even had tender spots in my head. My doctor prescribed some mild antidepressants and mild relaxants (without carreine) and that helped a bit. Over the years I have spent hundreds if not thousands of pounds trying to find a cure: massage, Chinese acupuncture, devels claw, ginseng, aromatherapy, homeopathy, arnica gel, oils of cod liver and starflower, etc. etc. Nothing seemed to work so I sort of learnt to live with it. I was without hope or expectation that I came across your shop and decided to try one more thing. I have been taking the TireLess remedy for three weeks now and the difference is Amazing - it really does work, I am so much better, I don't ache, I'm not in constant pain and I can stand up, sit down, walk, lift, grip, open jars, turn on taps without pain. I have had to handle quite a lot of stressful situations recently and I've been able to do that without the bodily backlash that used to happen.
Sorry if I've rambled on a bit but after 8 years of pain it is absolutely wonderful to be fixed. I am truly grateful.
Many thanks.
All the very best,
Traci Kennedy (aged 41). TireLess Tonic

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Dear Alan,
Just a courtesy email to say THANK YOU for your advice and also the super-man speed delivery of the items I ordered.
Thanking you - All the best - Janet

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Dear Mr Hopking
… the detox, liver cleanse etc I did it all to the letter and felt marvellous - afterwards! … I didn't have any big stones just 'grains of rice'. The interesting thing is that the week I was coming up to doing the treatment the wife of a work colleague was rushed into hospital from stopping her car on the M40 to have an emergency operation for liver stones. I would much rather do it the way I did it than have an operation.
Now the herbshield, I took it all last winter and was well all through. I travel by tube almost all the time so am surrounded by coughs and colds. … and shall continue throughout the winter as soon as my stocks are replenished. It has probably now arrived at the office but I have been working at Shepperton Studios all week so I shall collect it next week. I am currently working on a couple of Vicar of Dibley specials, one for Christmas and one for New Year but it is a rather stressful life…
Many thanks to you for all the help and especially for helping my friends Colleen & Kevin and sister Sue.
With best wishes
Vivien

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Alan,
Thanks for sending my latest order so promptly, I thought I’d take a few moments out to tell you about my experiences with your Goutless product.
My initial meeting with you was something of an accident, during a weekend away in Christchurch my partner and I wandered along Ducking Stool Lane and read the information sheets on your practice window. Having suffered from Gout with varying degrees of severity for the best part of twenty years and having tried what seems to have been every medication in my GP’s arsenal with little success (He had just doubled the dosage of a drug I’d been taking for a long time, this particular drug was known to be a cause of high blood pressure) I thought “what the hell give it a go”. After a pleasant chat with you about the severity and frequency of my gout you recommended Goutless. At that time I must own up to being a bit sceptical about the whole thing and chose to buy the smallest bottle you supplied, after all if my GP couldn’t fix it how could a mixture of strange sounding plants help. How wrong can you be?
It sounds rather trite to say that coming into your practice was a life changing moment but that’s exactly what it has proved to be, I have now been free from gout for over a year and all I have to do is take a small quantity of the mixture morning and evening with a glass of water and that’s it, if I feel the beginning of an attack I simply increase the dosage from twice a day to three times a day. I no longer suffer the extreme pain of a gout episode, I’m not losing time from work and I have it from my partner that I’m far less grumpy than before.
In closing I’d like to thank you for your expertise, your excellent service and above all making yourself available to give advice during what I’m sure are very busy days.
Please feel free to use this letter as a recommendation to all your products and not just Goutless. Should any of your clients want a “from the horses mouth recommendation” than I’d be most happy to speak to them.
Alan, once again many thanks.
Best Regards
Mick

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'Dear Mr Hopking, Many, many thanks for recommending Herbal V, it has enhanced my life as I feel far more energetic when taking it - a superb tonic that really does reach the parts other supplements don't...!
P.S. The wife's impressed as well!'
JP (Wessex, England)

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Dear Alan,
I have been deliberately holding fire in writing to you to check the progress of your herbal supplement for my brother. He was in excruciating pain - headaches - congestion pain/discomfort. It was pitiful to see him sitting there rocking back and forth.
I am pleased to update you that your herbal medicine is working. The day after he was taking it he continued to rock back and forth..then it slowly started to subside and now gone.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart Alan and my brother has requested I pass on his gratitude to you also.
Thank you. I will be in touch again soon. best regards, Janet

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Thank you Alan, I'll be back in touch. Very impressed with your site by the way.
Amanda

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"Dear Sir, I found myself aged 50 and in the menopause. Of all the symptoms of the menopause, the one I found most difficult to come to terms with was loss of libido. For some reason a diminished libido I found very emotionally distressing.
I therefore began to look for a stimulant that would help alleviate this. I tried something similar to Herbal VW a few years ago, but it was difficult to get hold of and the bottles were very small. Therefore, I was looking to find something more readily available and Herbal VW fits the bill. I have also taken your herbal HRT (FlushLess Tonic) and Herbal VW together.
But now just Herbal VW suits me because it provides the sexual stimulation that I found dimineshed. It doesn't have any side effects, works within a couple of hours, is made from natural products and is readily available by mail order. It has also given me back a sense of emotional well-being. I have no hesitation in recommending it and have done so to similar aged people."
- (name witheld by request)

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Dear Alan,
Your TireLess Tonic ia an absolute lifesaver. There are days when I cannot do without it. An absolute miracle for me. I had ME but it has gone now; now I use TireLess to give a boost. A life saver. Thank you so much. You can quote me on this.
Mrs Hilary Weaver, Wiltshire, UK.

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I am a 48 yr old woman who has been suffering from menopausal symptoms since my early 40s. These were severe hot flushes, joint pains, emotional and stress problems, etc., etc. I did not want to take traditional HRT so struggled on day and night felling dreadfull all the time, despite taking various health food shop pills, soya foods, etc., etc.
I began taking the "FlushLess Tonic" and after only 3 weeks I couldn't believe the change in how I felt. My hot flushes had reduced rapidly, the joints pains greatly reduced, my emotions and sleep altered to a more normal pattern. I couldn't believe the dramatic change in how I felt. It's six months since I began taking this tonic and I can live my life almost forgetting that I'm going through the menopause.
If it wasn't for the FlushLess Tonic I guess I would have been forced to accept defeat and take HRT with all its possible side effects. I recommend the tonic to any woman suffering from the menopause. It's brilliant!
Thank you.
Jan Osbaldstone

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Dear Alan, Many thanks for the excellent swift service - the items arrived today. I'll let you know how I get on.
Many thanks. Marion

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Dear Alan,
As you are aware I had been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis for the last seven years and have being treated with various different medication with regular visits to GP and local hospitals and therefore being house/office bound and this had affected the quality of my life.
However a close friend had suggested that I contact you for advice. I am glad to say that the herbal mixtures (IBS-Less Tonic) recommended by yourself has improved my condition in a major way enabling me to lead a normal life. It has had a very positive impact on my life enabling me to take part in my interests such as travelling and cycling.
Therefore I am most pleased to recommend this treatment to many others suffering from such conditions.
Yours truly, Arvind Maniar

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Hi Alan,
I just wanted to share with you how your Wartless herbal medicine helped my daughter.
Daniella who is 7 years old broke out in a number of warts over her body about a year ago. I took her to my local GP as they seemed to be spreading and he told me that this is quite a common occurance in children of school going age. It is called Molluscaem Contagiosus (I hope my spelling is correct). My GP said that the warts were very contagious and they lasted on average for two years. This makes it impossible to keep children home from school to prevent spreading. The only thing he could recommend was cortisone cream to keep the itch away and to stop the infection which was a yellow pus-like substance. He added that I should not apply the cream too often or in too big a quantity as it tends to thin the skin causing complication of its own. Finding this hard to accept as a diagnosis I consulted a second GP who told me exactly the same thing.
Of course I was shocked that this was the diagnosis and treatment. It seemed to be going from bad to worse and of course the warts just kept spreading. Daniella who is very self consious as it is became very shy and embarresed to let anyone see her. I could see this becoming far more of an issue than either of the Doctors had predicted!
That is when I looked to other forms of medication and did some research on the internet. I immediately called you and asked you if I could have an appointment. I must compliment you as you were very quick to see me, in fact it was myself who had to delay as I live in London and you live in Christchurch, so we had to wait for the weekend. You consulted with Daniella and myself and within minutes you had diagnosed the problem. The warts were just an outworking of a lowered immune system. You gave me the Wartless 'lotion' to apply externally and also an internal medicine to help build her immune system - and very strict instructions!
I followed your instructions applying the 'lotion' as often as we could sometimes up to 6 times a day, and letting Daniella drink her tonic which she has now acquired the taste of and loves it. In two weeks every single warts had dissapeared. I must mention we were up to about 40 warts by the time we saw you.
We went on holiday in those two weeks and I religiously kept up our herbal regime. Daniella knew it was doing her good and I could see the difference in a few days after starting the medication. I threw out the cortisone cream after 3 days and have never looked back.
Daniella now takes her tonic every day and has even moved on to your 50 herbal powder (which is fantastic). If I forget in the morning both her and her brother (4 years old) nag me until I give them their 'goong gai' (our little name for it). Both my children have not been sick since taking your 50 herb powder and Daniella's immune system has never been stronger. The other day she started with a sniffle and within 12 hours it had gone. I put that down to the proper nutrients that are going into her body.
Our whole family is now taking your products - most importantly your 50 herbal powder and have found such a difference in our day to day lives. My husband who has a very pressurised job is not as tired any more and has more sustainable energy during the day. He has even recommended that his team take it to keep up with the pressure. I am taking it and have found all my digestive problems are dissapearing.
Thank you so much for doing what you are doing. Your years of research and expertise have helped our little girl from a potentially dangerous emotional experience and the rest of us lead fuller lives.
Best wishes
Carolle Gregersen

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Dear Alan Hopking,
Thanks for your answer to my request about information on treating Herpes with Esoteric Healing. This week I visited again my doctor and I was informed about confusion in the reading of the results of the exams by the nurse that work assisting the practice.
I really appreciate your prompt, clear, caring, warm and complete answer to my request.
Even more now, I will continue referring your service to all people I know and I will be happy to contact you in the future.
Sincerely, A S.

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Hi Alan
I am so happy to tell you that I feel on top of the world. I have not felt better and all my symptoms have gone. I should have contacted you a good couple of weeks ago but I wanted to see how I would be without any medication. As you are aware over the last six months through your help and taking the herbal medications I have become better and better, each time noticing the symptoms getting less and less. The mucus is gone, the headaches are gone, twitching, blurry vision, itchiness, etc., etc. I really noticed a huge difference with the last two (same) medications you prescribed and I was able to enjoy a great holiday. My toileting habits have improved dramatically and my stools are normal. It is great to feel "normal", my head is clear, no more foggy thinking, dizziness, etc. I have never felt better and I can't thank you enough.
It is very reassuring to know that you are just a phone call/e-mail away and, should I feel unwell again I can contact you and you will be there to help.
I would like to end by wishing you a very merry xmas and a happy new year and wish you well for 2007.
Kindest regards.
Jacqueline.

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Hi Alan, Thanks for your reply its good to know you do sell the alcohol free and the raw herb too, I should have asked you first before I bought some products from another supplier but when they run out I will let you know what I need.
I also like the ABC and the Body build powder so will definitely be back for more when that runs out.
Thanks for your help. Kind regards Mark

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Dear Alan,
It was delightful chatting away to you the other day, it makes all the difference when you can actually talk to someone who is so pleasantly helpful, and cheerful !
I tried the Stevia today that I ordered from you last week, I made some thyme and sage tea and sweetened it with Stevia, and I must say it went down a treat! Just the thing for these snowy days and when it doesn't snow.
I found the taste of Stevia very complimentary to the herbal teas and will try it in a homemade lemonade and an orange and cinnamon drink.
Im also going to go a lot mad and add it to fruit compote, smoothies and nut milk the possiblities are endless!
I am very happy with Stevia and the knowledge that it is a contender to ginseng and is calorie free and completely natural and compatible with the human body.
I just wish others to know the true benefits of this sweet leaf.
Thank you Alan for a lovely chat, it was indeed Good to talk!
with kind regards
Kara

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Dear Alan,
Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and attention to us.
At the weekend, we also saw Winchester, Stonehenge and the house of Jane Austin, which we enjoyed.
I was really surprised of your good diagnosis of me, it gave me a lot to think about.
I have already began to take my medicine.
Thank you again.
With best wishes,
Sara

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Dear Alan!
Just wanted to thank you for the last healing session! It makes wonders with me! I am still amazed over how effective this method is. I never could have imagined!
Have a nice weekend! Sincerely Anette

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Dear Allan,
Many thanks again for delivery of the Gymnema, and already, I know it is doing things good.
Will keep you informed, and remain as ever totally committed to total cure,
all best wishes, Tim
PS:Don't worry, I overcame a big Lymphoma with Essiac, but be certain, I will continue to use the maintenance dosages. TL

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Mr Hopking
I have just recently purchased your book, Esoteric Healing - a practical guide. It's a wonderful piece of work, thank you very much for writing it.
Regards,
Simon

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Hi Alan! I got your book yesterday. Thank you for the fast shipping! I have just read a little in it, but it has already helped me see things clearer. You have written down in clear, easy words, things I´ve had vague ideas of.
Thank you! This book will be most helpful to me.
In light, Ann

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Hello Alan
Thank you as always for your quality products and service.
Best wishes
Angie Hudson. Cyprus

Hello Alan, I am so glad I hve found you, your products are the best, - certainly the best site anywhere I feel. You are a really genuine and spiritual person who really likes to help people. May god bless and keep you strong also.
Kind regards and appreciation.
Katherine Pettitt

Alan, I am very happy with your products, it is easy to notice they are genuine and pure. Everytime I take tonics I instantly feel energy going through my body. Its a great feeling.
Ruta B.

Dear Alan, A quick note to thank you for your exceptional products. My depression has always been alleviated by going for a run but when I became ill with CFS I was unable to run and struggled to walk. I struggled with CFS for about 6 years, which got worse and worse as did my depression. Since using your Tireless Tonic with the ABC Daily supplement (4 months ago) I have begun running again and now run every 2nd day for about 1 hour! Most astonishing is that I have no negative after effects of my run - no headache, no exhaustion and only enjoy the positive effects.
Thank you once again!
With kindest regards
Wendy Addison

Dear Alan,
This just a note to say thank you for all the treatments which Always WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kind regards,
Roberta. Hampshire

Dear Alan, I am very happy with the vitality of the bulk herbs you sent me last week. we did energy testing on them, and we could both feel the energy moving in different ways in my body with each herb. Then we compared them to the same herbs that I have been buying here in Portugal, and yours were so much more powerful. And they smell so good too. I am glad I have found you.
Susan. Portugal.

The last bottle was very good and the ABC powder is fantastic! Thank you for doing such a great job.
Shannon H, Australia

Hello there Alan, I wanted to write a testimonial for your website, if you see fit to publish it, here goes;
'I have been a regular customer of Alan's for nearly two years. It was a godsend that I came across his website after having read an article he had written in a magazine. Through every possible scenario I have encountered in the last two years, Alan's herb tonics and powders have provided an answer. I am more and more convinced everyday that Alan is the best at what he does. He is a lovely man who is genuine and who I enjoy conversing with. I am in great admiration of his work and feel he is playing such a huge role in facilitating numerous people back to their natural state of good health. Alan inspires me and it would be my greatest dream to be able to do what he does at some stage in the future.
Thank you Alan from Gemma and Rosaleen, Northern Ireland. 2011

"Hi Alan,
It's nice talking to you on the telephone. Thanks so much for your time and explaining things to me. I very much appreciate it.
I cannot wait to receive the order to start off immediately.
I have gone through your site and am quite impressed of what I saw. I have really found a source for my subsequent orders.
I have more confident that I will beat this disease and I trust you will help me do that.
Thanks and remain blessed
Clara" London. 2011

Hi Alan, I just want to let you know that when I think of you and your empathy and all your lovely herbs and your Herbactive Clinic in the New Forest, and how you so wonderfully helped me back to health, I think of this Robert Browning poem.
Bernice (USA).

Home Thoughts, from Abroad

O, To be in England
Now that April 's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England—now!

And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossom'd pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray's edge—
That 's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children's dower
—Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!

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Dear Alan,
Just a note which came to me on the way home following my visit to your clinic. Thought it might make you laugh (or cry). Many thanks for all your help. Deborah Vear.

There is a lane in Christchurch
That houses a magical place
It’s full of lotions and potions
Cramming every space.
There’s Devil’s Claw for arthritis,
Hawthorn for the heart.
A panacea for all ills
If you only know where to start,
So, to help you to decipher,
Just which one to choose,
The herbalist is on standby
To tell you which to use,
He’ll listen to your problems,
And make a mixture up.
Then he’ll write a label
To tell you what and when to sup
To add to the mystique of this
Is the name of the place
Ducking Stool – still on view
Transcending time and space.
So if you need a cure all,
A ‘pick me up’ or tea,
Take a trip to the Herbalist on the Ducking Stool
An alchemist by the sea.

© Deborah Vear. 16 July 2004

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Here is another poem I wrote about your clinic/shop.

POEM by Deborah Vear.

The Herbalist on the Ducking Stool, whose Clinic is in The Old Stables

The smell of horses, warm and strong
The sweet fragrant hay under their feet
Pawing idly, snorting then shake
As nuzzling noses meet.
Birds chatter and swoop to the rafters above
As the sun from the skylight falls
And somewhere, not too far away,
A lone seagull calls
Out of cobbled floored doorway
And into the light,
To the left and down to lanes end
Hidden behind the greenery and trees
Is a river that to the sea wends.
Idyllic in placement, this valuable place
Who met their doom?
Who was not so strong?
Horses a whinnying
In fright – sleep disturbed.
As excise men fought rogues,
They stood most perturbed.
Shouts in the darkness!
Daggers drawn, guns alert!
Saved for one more night
By the ruffles of his shirt.
Dawn broke – excise men dead
Smugglers gone – horses asleep.
They, only alone
Saw the smugglers creep.
They’d crept up to the river
A little boat to board
Away to the vast ship
With their secret hoard.

As we sit in silence in the stables – now a herbalist’s shop
What visions are there conjured up
Of those who escaped the drop?
Will there be their energy still
In this different yet same place?
Will the happenings of that night
Still be in this very space?

As you sit and fancy
All that went before.
Somewhere, someone scrabbles
Across the stable floor.

© Deborah Vear. 18 July 2004

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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.

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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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