Jackie is your experienced, professional and friendly Naturopath with over a decade of clinical experience. Based in Toowong she services the Western suburbs, general Brisbane and surrounding areas. Jackie has Naturopathically treated hundreds of people from infants through to the elderly, all around Australia.
Jackie has a special interest in helping people with digestive disorders, stress related conditions and hormonal imbalance, but may also help you with many other health conditions as mentioned further on. Naturopathic treatment maximises your body's ability to heal itself, helping you feel well again!
So if you don't know where to start, just don't feel well, or have been searching and not finding your way back to health, contact Jackie today - she can help get you on the right track to achieve your best health!!
HOW CAN NATUROPATHY HELP YOU?
Naturopathy is thorough, non-invasive and effective for the whole family from babies to the elders.
Naturopathic treatment can help with:
*Children's health - including upset digestion, recurrent infections, growing pains or appetite
*Hormonal imbalance - such as PMS, PCOS, menopausal symptoms, thyroid problems or blood sugar imbalance
*Men's health - including prostate health or erectile dysfunction
*Skin conditions - such as eczema, psoriasis or acne
*Stress related conditions
*Weight loss or weight gain
WHAT DOES A CONSULTATION INVOLVE?
An initial consultation with Jackie Ludwig involves a comprehensive Naturopathic assessment including a detailed health history, iridology, and other health screening assessments.
This assessment identifies systems and areas in your body that may require support to keep you well.
Recommendations, or any further assessment measures are tailored for you as an individual. Such assessment may include further dietary analysis, food intolerance testing or other pathology testing (which are discussed in more detail further on).
How long before I will feel better?
Anywhere from a week or two (for acute symptoms like colds) to a few months (for more chronic arthritis, deep seated hormonal imbalance, etc).
Follow up consultations are important to reassess your progress and resolve any queries with implementing your individualised holistic health program. They may include monitoring with Naturopathic assessments. Frequency of follow up will vary between individuals and as you progress towards and maintain your optimum wellness. Follow ups may be weekly or fortnightly to begin with, stretching to monthly or every few months as you achieve and maintain health. Feel free to talk to Jackie about a program for you.
The eyes are more than just the window to the soul. With hundreds of nerve endings, the iris acts as a mirror reflecting information from all areas of your body. Iridology involves observing the coloured part of the eye, the iris, for patterns, colours and shapes which are translated in relation to your body. This Naturopathic analysis tool can reveal underfunctioning, overactivity or areas that require focus.
Nature has provided many medicinal plants for us. Some of these can be eaten, some drunk as tea, or made into liquid extracts or tablets for stronger medicinal use. Jackie uses the highest quality herbal extracts, and combines them to work synergistically with each other as well as your body.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine once said 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food'. A thorough analysis of your daily diet can highlight deficiencies or excesses of mirco and macro nutrients. It is a good idea to keep a diary of your food intake for a few days before your appointment to assist this analysis. Recommendations can correct these imbalances as well as teach you how to use your food as medicine.
IN CLINIC TESTING and PATHOLOGY REFERRALS
Food Intolerance Testing
This in clinic test retrieves accurate results from the same 1 hour appointment, no waiting for results! Testing for over 50 foods the results can help tailor a treatment plan to relieve symptoms such as bloating, headaches or fatigue.
Other appropriate pathology testing can be referred for outside of the clinic if necessary. These include hormone level testing (thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, adrenal hormones...), hair mineral analysis (including heavy metals) and digestive functional testing. Prices of these tests vary.
Ear candling can be beneficial in the temporary relief of the symptoms of sinus problems, ear ache, glue ear, swimmers ear, some chronic headaches, hearing difficulties, sore throat, allergies. This technique aids the removal of excessive of ear wax. It may also help to relieve pressure after flying, deep sea diving, or help to relax and calm, relieving symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Ear candling has been utilised for many years. Ancient rock paintings show the use of Earcandles at initiation rituals and medicinal ceremonies. The candles Jackie uses are made with only premium quality, pesticide-free untreated cotton, pure beeswax and honey extract.
Initial Consultation - 1 hour - $95
Follow Up Consultation - 1/2 hour - $65
Food Intolerance Test - 1 hour - $195 for test kit, plus consultation fee
Ear candling -1/2 hour to 45mins - $45
WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT:
*List of any medications and/or supplements you are taking
*Pathology results from any tests or investigations you have had. These may be blood tests from your Doctor or any other reports from health care practitioners. If you don't have a copy your Doctor will be able to send you a copy.
*Write down everything you eat for 3 days and bring this food diary to your consultation
*Your Health Fund card to process HICAPS (Medicare does not cover Naturopathy).
I look forward to journeying with you to maintain your optimum wellness, so you can live life to the max!
Jackie Ludwig practices from the Toowong Chiropractic Centre :
Parking is available under the building. Drive down the driveway from Lissner St that goes underneath the brown brick building. There are allocated 'Chiropractic Centre' carparks.
Call (07) 3870 4925
or email [email protected]
to make an appointment.