Natures Elite Therapies
Welcome to Natures Elite Therapies
We utilise scientific, evidence based pathology and functional tests to target your individual and unique treatment plan. Our personalised treatment plans include the implementation of diet and lifestyle changes, herbal and nutritional medicine and flower essence therapy. We aspire to help you achieve optimal health through good nutrition, stress management and preventative medicine. Take advantage of our 15 minute free consultations! During this free appointment, you will gain a further understanding of how we can help you. If we can’t assist you, we will help you find someone that can!
What is a Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a complete form of healthcare that embodies both scientific evidenced based knowledge and understanding of the human body in addition to incorporation of the knowledge of traditional herbal medicine, nutrition, diet and lifestyle factors, emotional and spiritual aspects. While western medicine utilises drugs and surgery to treat the signs and symptoms of illness, naturopaths aim to identify and treat the underlying cause of the disease state.
A naturopath will treat the whole person. What does this mean I hear you ask? We understand the complex interactions that take place within the whole body and how those interactions can contribute to health and disease. This involves addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of each individual. We are a sum of all our parts. If there is disease/imbalance in one part of the body, there is disease in the entire body. Treating the whole person is essential in order to restore health and to prevent the disease returning.
Another important role in the healing process and therapeutic relationship is educating and empowering the patient to take responsibility for their own health. A naturopath can offer the patient advice and guidance but ultimately, it is the patients’ motivation and commitment to the treatment plan and health goals that determine the ongoing outcome.
Finally, the main result that any naturopath wants to instil in their patients’ is ‘prevention is better than cure’. This can be achieved by implementing lifestyle changes that involve regular exercise, eating nutritious food, getting regular sunshine exposure, drinking plenty of filtered water, spending time with friends and family and getting adequate sleep each night.
About Kathy Russell
Kathy completed her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Naturopathy through the Endeavour College of Natural Health in Brisbane. During her studies and career she has gained clinical experience treating a wide range of conditions including hormonal imbalances (thyroid, adrenal, reproductive), acne, allergies, chronic fatigue, nervous system and emotional issues, autoimmune conditions, ADHD and autism to name a few. Kathy has a great knowledge of herbal and nutritional medicine and dietary planning and prides herself on her health coaching abilities. She has a special interest in hormonal issues; cancer, gastrointestinal conditions, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism although she’s happy to treat other conditions. Kathy is also a member of the highly regarded Australian Natural Therapists Association which sees that she continually stays abreast of the latest scientific evidence in the natural medicine field.
Kathy originally had a very western medicine influence in her life. Her interest in natural health was ignited after becoming a mother and having children that were always sick with respiratory infections. Every visit to the doctor (which was often) resulted in another course of antibiotics and steroids which had short lasting effects alongside all the unwanted side effects. Adding fuel to the fire was the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder that her youngest son received at 2 years old.
Kathy is also very passionate about hot yoga. She began practicing four years ago to help manage the stress and fell in love with all aspects of the practice. She completed a 200 hour teacher training program in October 2015 and now spends equal time practicing and sharing her passion with her students.
An initial consultation involves taking a thorough case history for each and every patient. During this appointment Kathy will discuss your presenting symptoms and health concerns, family history, diet/lifestyle analysis and she will talk to you about many systems of your body. Kathy will view past and recent pathology tests, conduct a physical examination and she may write referral letters to your GP for any required pathology tests if necessary or write referrals for functional testing if necessary. If it is established that a prescription is necessary it will also be dispensed at the time of the consultation.
A follow-up consultation involves identifying how the previously prescribed treatment plan is going and adjusting if necessary. Kathy will look over any new pathology or functional testing results and adjust treatment plan if necessary.
An acute consultation is for those who are experiencing sudden onset conditions like colds and are seeking natural solutions to aid them for a quick recovery.
Flower essences consultations are for the prescription of energetic medicine that addresses emotional aspects of disease.
Iris analysis consultation involve taking close-up images of the iris and preparing a report. Iridology is one of the tools Kathy uses, which gives an understanding of the individual’s state of health. The iris records information via the neuro-optic reflex regarding an individual’s health from birth and across the life span. In addition, a person’s inherent characteristics are stored in the iris for as far back as three generations. This can provide guidance on how well a person can adapt on an emotional, mental and physical level.
Natures Elite Therapies offers evidence based functional testing kits which when utilised helps to uncover the underlying cause of disease. These tests assist with targeting individual treatment plans for patients and often reduce the amount of time requiring treatment. Natures Elite Therapies also stock over 80 herbal and nutritional products providing patients with immediate access to their individualised treatment regime.
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