What Can You Expect?
Natural medicine is very effective, but you should be prepared for the journey ahead.
How long will it take for me to feel better?
It can take from one week to a few months for you to experience change. The longer you have had symptoms, the longer it takes to mobilize the body to change.
What will I have to do?
Each client is unique, therefore each plan is unique. You may begin with supplements, a cleanse, a diet or a therapy. You may need to do more than one thing at a time. You may need to take several formulas at the same time because each condition involves multiple levels of symptoms.
How much will this cost?
Therapies will generally require more than one or two sessions to get change. Protocols of supplements, herbs or homeopathics can cost from $100 to $500 depending on the issue.
How long will I have to take things?
This is a progressive process so we are changing things every 2-4 weeks until your symptoms are better. Acute conditions like the flu may only take 24-48 hours, but more complex conditions such as Lyme Disease can take a few months.
Do you have additional information to give us?
Particularly if you are having a Holistic Assessment, you may have recent conventional medical test results that you would like to provide ahead of time for review. Blood tests, bowel test results, biopsy results, thermography test, etc. can all shed light on your condition. Please scan and email them to us prior to your appointment at email@example.com . We will upload them into our database so they are available to your therapist.
If this is your first experience with Natural Medicine, then you may want to read a little bit about it. We suggest that you peruse our online magazine, The Herbal Advisor. It is a compilation of articles, protocols, podcasts and more from Dr. Karen Clickner. She was The Herbal Advisor on World Radio Geneva and the magazine grew from questions submitted by patients and her case studies of numerous diseases and conditions. To check it out, click here. You can also read her blog here.
We encourage you to think about what your goals are for your health and your body. Do you have uncomfortable symptoms that do not go away? Do you have an acute condition that you want immediate help with, such as the flu, food poisoning or a migraine? Have you received a scary diagnosis and want more options? Are you trying to change your life or experiencing a change of life, such as a new job, an upcoming event or the grief of a loss?
Natural Medicine has options for all aspects of health and healing from natural solutions for severe illness to ways of reducing stress in daily life. By identifying your own goals and needs, it will make it easier for us to know what to suggest.
Also we have two locations, so please be sure that the therapy you would like is available at the location you prefer. You can see which therapies are provided at each location by clicking here.
Now You're Ready ...
Now you're ready to make your appointment. First, what type of appointment do you need?
If you're unsure, begin with a Holistic Assessment or one of our natural testing options such as Regulation Thermography. It gives us a chance to fully evaluate your history and the development of your symptoms so that we can suggest the best approach.
We will need to speak with you in order to make your first appointment, so please call our Virtual Clinic Reception Desk which is open 7 days a week.
Virtual Clinic Reception Desk
Please note that not every therapy is available in both locations:
Conscious Body Natural Medicine of Brookline
1691 Beacon Street near Washington Square
Brookline, MA 02445
Open Tuesday / Wednesday and Saturday / Sunday : Colonic Hydrotherapy, Decongestive Lymphatic Drainage, Holistic Medicine, European Regulation Thermography, Heart Sound Recorder Testing.
Conscious Body Natural Medicine of Holden
63 Highland St. (Rte. 31)
Holden, MA 01520
Open Sundays and Tuesday through Friday: Holistic Medicine, Decongestive Lymphatic Drainage, European Regulation Thermography, FAR Infrared Sauna Therapy, Heart Sound Recorder Testing.
Now the dreaded forms ...
Of course there are forms! In order to make your appointment as effective as possible, we need to know a lot about you! All of our forms are available here on our website. You simply fill them out online and click submit and we ask that you do this at least 24 hours before your appointment. By submitting your forms you are automatically agreeing to our policies as a client. Take a moment and review those policies by clicking here.
New Client Form - all clients prior to your first appointment at Conscious Body Natural Medicine. Click here for the form.
Colonic Hydrotherapy Form - prior to your first colonic appointment. Click here for the form.
Holistic Assessment Form - you must fill out our Holistic Assessment Form if you are an adult and having an appointment with either Dr. Karen Clickner or Dr. Kristen Poe (our Children's form is below). PLEASE read the directions carefully so you fill this out as accurately as possible. Click here for the form.
Lymphatic Drainage Intake Form - prior to your first Lymph Drainage appointment. Click here for the form.
European Regulation Thermography Form - this form must be filled out prior to your first Thermography test with us. You will also need to download the instructions for preparing for your Thermography test. The effectiveness of the test is determined by your following these instructions. Click here for the form / Click here to download the preparation instructions
Children's Natural Medicine Form - if the appointment is for a child age 12 or under, then please fill out this form instead of the Holistic Assessment Form. Click here for the form.
If you have any questions about our forms, please call us immediately at 617-505-3585 so we can assist you. If you are unable to complete the necessary forms, it may reduce your appointment time or delay your appointment so please take the time so we can give you our full attention.
Preparing for Your Appointment
Some of our appointments require a "preparation" in order for your appointment to be as effective as possible. Please be sure to download the preparation instructions relative to your appointment immediately. Some appointments have preparation instructions beginning a few days before your appointment.