The Practice also offers other services:
- Nutritional Therapy
- Food Intolerance Testing
- Clinical Psychology
- Oestopathy (to join the team in September 2019)
Nutritional Therapy & Intolerance Testing
A therapeutic approach to treating medical conditions and their associated symptoms.
Homeopathy & Kinesology
A treatment using highly diluted substances, which can help the body to heal itself.
Podiatry / Chiropody
Psychology assessment and treatment of children and families.
Nutritional Therapy is an individual-centred approach to healthcare that applies the principles derived from current biochemical and physiological scientific knowledge for the purpose of promoting optimal health and wellbeing whilst recognising biochemical individuality. The Nutritional Therapist assesses a person’s nutritional needs through discussion, observation, physical signs, laboratory testing and nutritional and lifestyle analysis to determine an education nutrition programme.
Educational protocols recommended by the Nutritional Therapist may include nutrition and lifestyle changes, vitamin and mineral supplementation, explanation of physiological, biochemical and regenerative processes. The use of food and lifestyle changes is recognised as a principle component of achieving and maintaining optimal levels of health. A qualified Nutritional Therapist will work with you to achieve the best food selection for your personal needs.
Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been repeatedly shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, reproductive skin, hair and nails). Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations are support to achieve optimum energy levels, balanced blood‐sugar levels, bone and joint health, hormonal balance, immune health, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimise gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.
Food supplementation is sometimes challenged by people who recognise that a balanced diet should meet everyone’s unique and biochemcal needs. Whilst Nutritional Therapists are trained in the application of food as a health modifier, they also recognise, as do more and more scientists, that there are distinct benefits to the use of specific food supplements in conjunction with both a healthy and well balanced diet and a specific lifestyle programme.
Food Intolerance Testing
Food Intolerance Testing identifies foods causing food specific IgG antibody production which may be involved in various conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, asthma, migraines, inflammatory bowel disease, water retention, eczema and arthritis to name but a few.
A small blood sample is taken from a finger-prick and is then diluted and added to the tray.
In subsequent steps the use of detector and developer solutions identifies the presence of antibodies to a food through the appearance of one or more blue spots on the tray. Reference to the food layout plan allows the foods causing antibody production to be identified. Once identified, the trigger foods may be eliminated from your diet.
Food Intolerance Testing appointments last one hour so that Fiona can take a verbal case history from the client and make additional recommendations about dietary and lifestyle factors that could help to optimise their client’s health. Many client’s find this really useful especially if the test result is negative.
Test results, recommendations and handouts are then provided for the client to take away with them.
Homeopathy is based on the principle that you can treat ‘like with like’, that is, a substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses, can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to this principle, when made into a homeopathic medicine, it could be used to treat people with these symptoms.
Rachel is a kinesiology practitioner using the NAET protocol for allergy testing and elimination. This therapy not only identifies allergens that are putting your body under strain but also helps you to rebalance, so you can cope better with the symptoms you are experiencing. The therapy uses a combination of Kinesiology and acupressure and is a gentle yet effective therapy suitable for young and old alike.
Zoe provides a full range of Podiatry/Chiropody treatments to diagnose and treat your foot problems, some of which include: nails care; removal of hard skin/callus; corns; verruca. She will assess the general condition of your feet, circulation, sensation and can provide a diabetic assessment. Foot care advice will also be given to help you maintain your feet for a variety of foot health problems. She is able to provide Biomechanical assessments and provide advice and further treatment such as insoles and orthoses depending on the condition. I am also able to work closely with the physiotherapy team to provide the best possible care for you.
Tamara is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience in the NHS. Tamara is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Tamara specialises in working with children, young people and their families. She provides psychological assessment, consultation, formulation and treatment. Tamara has worked in a variety of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Teams (CAMHS) over the course of her career. She moved to Suffolk in 2013 and has been working in a local CAMHS team for the past five years.
Tamara is committed to working with individuals and families in a professional, non-judgmental and honest manner. She does this by using evidence based psychological approaches and building on individual resilience and family strengths.
For further information please visit www.castlepsychology.co.uk