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What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a distinct and complete system of health care.
Six foundational principles underpin the practice of naturopathy:
- The healing power of nature,
- First do no harm,
- Find and treat the cause whenever possible, not only the symptoms,
- Treat the whole person,
- Education and Prevention.
These six principles are kept in mind when an I take your case, develop a treatment plan and offer maintenance for long-term good health.
Naturopathy is both an art and a science. Naturopaths are preventive medicine specialists. Today we use scientific evidence as well as traditional evidence in practice.
My case-taking through your appointments often uncovers dis-ease long before it has become a diagnosable pathology. I treat both acute and chronic conditions for all ages.
Naturopaths have many answers for common conditions including mental health, gut health, women's health. I use a variety of modalities in my practice. These may include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice. Testing may also be required.
Children's Health Specialist
With over 20 years experience in working with children and teenagers it is only natural that my specialty as a Naturopath became Children's Health. I understand children. I understand their body language, their behavioural patterns, and their health conditions.
I have worked as a Group Leader, an Early Childhood Teacher, a Director and an Operations Manager. I have built and restructured many childcare centres to turn them into amazing educational centres rather than just
In addition to my experience with children and teenagers I also have a lot of extensive experience in teaching parents and educators with understanding the behaviours of children and teenagers. I have given many seminars regarding this to parents as well as teaching other educators and departments within Qld Health to improve their teaching skills and knowledge of children.
My education includes two degrees, one in teaching and one in Health Science to become a Naturopath. I believe passionately in what I do and that I can help many families and I have over 20 years experience doing this.
Common children's health conditions that come in to clinic include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low energy
- Lost interest in everything
- Skin reactions
- Weight management/dietary advice
- Gut health/digestive disorders
- Low immune
- Ear aches
- Anxiety and insecurities
Common parent health conditions that come in to clinic include:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Parenting guidance and advice
- Sibling battles
Qualification detailsMelissa Callaghan BHSc, BTeach
Naturopath and Children's Health Specialist