What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a medical system incorporating a natural philosophy and approach to health and healing. A naturopath uses natural methods and substances such as herbal medicine, foods and nutritional supplements to support and promote the body's own healing and regulating mechanisms.
Whilst symptoms reveal important information, a naturopathic treatment reaches beyond easing symptoms, seeking to discover their actual cause. Treating the source of imbalance produces the results.
A qualified naturopath has undertaken extensive studies in the sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, pathology) as well as herbal medicine, nutrition, psychology, iridology, and much more. A naturopath studies for at least 4 years full time and may specialise in a particular area.
How Does Nutrition Help?
Nutrition has always been at the cornerstone of Naturopathic medicine and involves the use of foods and sometimes nutritional supplements to influence health and the disease process. We can only be truly healthy if we eat a nutrient rich diet, rather than the overly processed and nutrient poor diet alot of us can 'get by' on but will impact our health at some point. You also need to eat the right foods for you, which our Naturopaths are skilled in finding out!
Naturopathy can help a variety of conditions and disorders, including, but not limited to:
Why We Use Herbal Medicine?
It works extremely well and often quickly for a variety of health conditions. We create individual formulations of botanical/plant extracts that influence particular body chemistry and systems that will make you healthier and stronger.
CONSULTATION & TREATMENT
At your first consultation, as much information as possible is gathered about your health. Please download and fill out the initial questionnaire form to bring to your visit to make the most of your time.
If you are unable to do this, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out the forms.
What To Expect?
During your visit, you can expect further questions to be asked, you can also expect to be carefully listened to. Some diagnostic tests may be required to gauge a more accurate status of your health.
Your treatment may include herbal medicines, specific nutritional supplements as well as diet and lifestyle advice. Your treatment may require further tests or referrals to other specialists. Whatever the case, you can be assured that you will receive a thorough assessment and the best advice and care available. You become responsible for the advice given, and we work together to achieve your health goals.
A full hour is recommended to gather the necessary information for your complete health picture. Four tests are included in the consult:
If further testing is needed or desired for a more comprehensive picture, blood analysis, heavy metal testing or hormonal saliva tests can be performed at an additional cost.
You may also be referred for further testing to a GP or specialist if necessary.
Mini Health Check
We take a look at your general health and assess key areas of your health that may benefit from natural medicine treatment. Further testing at a follow up appointment is often necessary for a more comprehensive analysis of your health.