We carry a wide range of products including superfoods, healthy alternatives for the whole family, gluten free, and much more!
Our Natural Medicines Clinic, with full herbal dispensary offers therapies including:
Holistic Health Care
Diet Analysis & Advice
Hair Mineral Analysis
What is Natural Medicine?
Natural Medicine is a system of medicine that views the person as a whole – a holistic approach to health, medicine and well-being. The fundamental principles of Natural Medicine are based in the belief of the healing power of nature – vix medicatrix natureau.
At Nature’s Harvest, our Natural Practitioners offer caring personalized services, seeing each patient as an individual entity.
Our Natural Practitioners look at the connections between mind, body and spirit. We identify imbalances or dysfunction in these systems and how these imbalances manifest as symptoms of disease or illness.
The primary concern of a Natural Medicine is to treat the CAUSE of disease, and for this reason Natural Medicine consultations go into detailed history of the patient. Modern Natural Medicine has strong fundamentals in scientific method. There is a strong growth of recognition of Natural Practitioners as important health care professionals and part of integrated medical teams.
The role of a Natural Practitioners is diverse. An important goal is to be an educator to patients. We at Nature’s Harvest aim to empower our patients to make better decisions regarding diet and lifestyle, which lead to healthier, happier lives and the prevention of disease.
Our Natural Practitioners see their patients as playing an integral role in their own personal health journey, through taking individual responsibility for healthier choices. In modern times, healthy diet and lifestyle are often forgone for fast-paced lives, which are dominated by stress and refined foods. These environmental conditions lead to diseases of lifestyle such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and multiple nutrient deficiencies.
This makes Nature’s Harvest a perfect setting in Cottesloe for you to start you healthier journey, with access to a range of artisan and specialised health foods including raw, gluten free, organic, superfoods and nutritionally balanced options for alternative diets.
As Natural Practitioners, we do not use chemical drugs in our treatments, but instead formulate individualised prescriptions that can include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathic remedies, flower essences, dietary changes and lifestyle counselling (sleep, behaviour, habits, exercise etc). At Nature’s Harvest, our Natural Practitioners has access to a full herbal dispensary and all practitioner range products, we are always at the front of new therapies and products that may support the best possible path to healing.
Remedial therapies such as massage and relaxation techniques are also used by our Remedial Massage Therapist at Nature’s Harvest, to complement holistic healing.
What will happen when I visit a Natural Practitioners?
Your first consultation with one of our Natural Practitioners will usually take between 1 and 1 ½ hours. A thorough case history will be taken including family and personal health history, diet & lifestyle assessments and investigations of physical signs and symptoms including iridology, nail and tongue analysis. Exposure to environmental toxins, stress and emotional health are usually discussed during this time also.
Depending on the reason for your consultation, your Natural Practitioners may then investigate further through comprehensive testing which can include standard Biomedical pathology testing (usually routine blood tests), but also functional pathology and metabolic testing methods such as stool, urine or saliva analysis, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA), or other investigations.
Who should see a Natural Practitioner?
Natural Practitioners treat a broad variety of conditions and illness – both acute and chronic, as well as providing advice for general health maintenance and improvement, and preventative medicine.
Anyone, including healthy people, can see a Natural Practitioners to help you identify areas of familial weakness and alter your diet and lifestyle to prevent disease in the future, or generally improve your current state of wellness.
At Nature’s Harvest, our Natural Practitioners offer a personalised approach for the treatment of many conditions, including but not limited to:
Fatigue, mood and sleep disorders
Pain and inflammation
Male and Female hormonal imbalances including PMS, menstrual complaints
Fertility management, menopause, and andropause
Immune conditions both acute (cold and flus), chronic, and autoimmune
Skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and acne
Digestive health, food intolerances, allergies, pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea
Weight management and metabolic syndromes including diabetes
Child and adolescent health
As some medicines can interact, to ensure the best quality of care, it is important to inform your Natural Practitioners of any medications you may be taking, as well as it is important to inform your Doctor of any natural therapies your are prescribed – a team approach to your health care is always best. At Nature’s Harvest, our Naturopaths are happy to work with your Doctor or other health providers such as Chiropractors, Psychologists and other specialists to optimize your health care.
Finding the best Natural Practitioner for you
Do your research, make sure your Natural Practitioners is qualified from a recognised training institution and is a member of a Professional Association. In Australia there are a number of Professional Associations where you can search for practitioners, such as Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA), National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).
Miyuki Saito is an experienced therapist/healer who has a natural gift of healing touch and a passion to help people. Miyuki’s journey to spirituality didn’t start until later in her life when she suffered traumatic health experiences in 2007. Through that experience, she was introduced to Reiki, Energy treatment and massages as she realised that the body and soul are connected to each other unlocking true happiness and health. Miyuki’s treatments focus on the total wellbeing building on holistic healing to treat imbalanced health, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. She studied massage at the Australian Institute of Fitness and was also trained by a Japanese acupuncturist / Chi master / Shiatsu practitioner.
Although Taylor is not in the Natural Medicine clinic, you will see her mostly in the kitchen creating and promoting food as medicine. Taylor believes in the body’s innate ability to heal itself through proper nutrition, lifestyle, and supplementation. She is free for information relating to supplementation, general wellbeing and is always on hand to help our customers with any natural medicine questions and a variety of health concerns, including:
women’s health / hormone balancing
stress, anxiety & mental health
For more information about the best services for your needs or to organise an appointment - just give us a call!