Nutritional and Herbal Medicine
Naturopathic medicine incorporates a wide range of natural healing modalities. It draws on traditional practices, as well as modern evidence based medicine. The Naturopathic Medicine approach is based on the understanding that the body can heal itself, however it may need support to do this from time to time. Naturopathic medicine treats the individual patient and prescriptions are tailored to meet individual needs at the time of the consultation. Naturopathic medicine also takes a holistic view of the body and person, therefore a comprehensive case history is taken at the first consultation.
The primary modalities are Herbal and Nutritional Medicine. Remedies prescribed may include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, diet and lifestyle recommendations, mineral therapy, tissue salts, homeopathic medicines, and flower essences.
Functional and general pathology tests may be recommended to assist with diagnosis. Additionally wellness coaching may be appropriate to assist with determining and maintaining health and wellbeing goals
Nutritional Medicine includes dietary review and planning, and the prescription of nutritional supplements. Nutritional Medicine aims to detect and address nutritional deficiencies, and food intolerances. Nutritional medicine can address many health concerns including weight loss and preventative lifestyle and dietary strategies. Digestive health is of utmost importance, as we can only benefit from the food and nutrition that we can absorb.
Western Herbal Medicine aims to address a wide range of health conditions utilising liquid herbal extracts, herbal tablets, herbal teas, and topical preparations such as skin creams. The herbs contain many plant chemicals which have been identified in modern evidence based medicine for their therapeutic actions.
With the use of individual liquid herbal extracts, your Herbal Medicine prescription can be tailored for your individual needs at your consultation.
Mineral Therapy and Tissue Salt Therapy work at a deep cellular level correcting deficiencies in the twelve vital minerals, which are essential for good health. They may be prescribed alone or together with herbs and supplements.
Flower Essences and Homeopathic Medicines are specially prepared liquid medicines that hold the imprint of a substance such as a flower or a herb. They have undergone a dilution process to the degree that the original physical substance can no longer be detected. It is understood however that the properties of the original substance imprinted in the dilution may still exert therapeutic benefits. These remedies may be used for emotional support as well as to address a wide range of health issues.