Very often improvement is seen by the second visit though it may be partial or slight. Prognosis varies and depends on the condition, how long the patient has had it for and how it has been managed up to then.
Generally speaking by the 3rd month of treatment most patients should see considerable improvement in their condition if they have taken the herbal medicines as prescribed and have followed any dietary or lifestyle advice given. This is a guideline and may not apply to every case.
The rule of thumb is 'a condition may take a month for every year of duration plus 1-2 extra for good measure'. This means a 10-year condition may take a year to clear (10 months +2). However we humans are very complex and will invariably present with more than one condition. It is common for some conditions to clear more easily and quickly while others may take longer. It is always very rewarding to see patients responding well and quickly when starting herbal treating.
Digestive and skin conditions usually respond very quickly while others such as hormonal or immunological may take longer for changes to be monitored. Follow up visits will again depend on the severity of the condition and will vary from 2-3 weeks initially until a positive response is obtained and after that they usually take place every 4-6 weeks depending on progress.
The patient is given enough herbal medicine to last until the next visit and if necessary, extra medicine can be left for collection or posted if visit time is extended.
Herbal Medicine is useful in supporting a wide range of conditions such as: