Nutrition is the relationship between the foods that we eat and the overall health of our bodies. Proper nutrition means that all the essential nutrients (fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, water and minerals) are used and suppled in adequate doses to maintain optimal wellbeing and health. Nutritional deficiencies result when adequate amounts of essential nutrients are not to be consumed.
Good nutrition is essential for:
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“Prevention is more effective than cure” is the primary aim of traditional and holistic Naturopathy, which aims to empower the client to become and to stay healthy. It is based upon the premise that the body has the innate built in capacity to heal itself by utilising elements of nature.
Today’s Naturopathic practitioner has to study a wide range of the modalities that are encompassed with naturopathy including medical herbalism, nutrition, homoeopathy, dietetics, relaxation techniques, massage, environmental medicine and counselling and communicational skills, in order to effectively deal with the complexity of issues affecting health today.
At Southpoint Health, we adhere to the basic principles of prevention is a lot better than cure and focus on our client as a whole body, mind and spirit. We look at how the disease has come to manifest in the client and make the client aware of the entire picture so that they will be able to become their own personal physician.
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Homoeopathy is a holistic medical system that has was developed more than 250 years ago in Germany by Dr Samuel Hahnemann. It has been used in the US since the early 19th Century and has also been adopted by many physicians worldwide.
Homoeopathy is utilised for both prevention and wellness, and to assist in the treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases. It is based on the principle of similars – that ‘ like cures likes’ – and pays specific attention to the genetic and constitutional makeup of the client.
Homoeopathic medicines are administered in minute doses and matched as closely as possible to the totality of the client’s symptoms.
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Providing Quality Healthcare in the Miranda/Sutherland Shire for more than 20 years. Our osteopaths have a special interest in cranial osteopathy
Osteopathy was originally developed as a Complimentary Therapy by a doctor, for doctors. It involves hands on methods to help the body heal disease and optimise function. We do not use any cracking manipulations. We use gentle approaches and medically based history taking to form a realistic assessment of the patients current condition. Our osteopaths have a special interest in cranial osteopathy
The practice of Chinese medicine is now a government-regulated profession in Australia.
A wide range of healing benefits are on offer...
Cranial Osteopathy is a specific form of osteopathy, where particular spots on a child’s skull receive soft manipulation. Osteo for babies is relatively gentle and subtle, which helps to address a wide range of health issues faced by newborns and children. During a detailed examination of the child’s head, the osteopath looks for even a minor deformity and its influence over the general health of an infant. The benefits of Osteopathy are endless, especially when it comes to the treatment of newborns and children, you can rely on the professional abilities of an osteopath. Despite its name, Cranial Osteopathy is equally effective for addressing any issue with reference to the whole body of a child, including the head. For instance, if a baby suffers from reflux, the osteopath will assess the gastrointestinal tract as well as look for compressions in the cranium, causing irritation to nerves. Apart from this, you may also take your child to an osteopath for general consultation. This will ensure the overall well-being of a child. Osteo for kids can help in some other ways, which are mentioned below. Children settle down easily for naps and sleep better Kids feel more comfortable Feed properly Fewer chances of colic, crying, and reflux issues Benefits of Osteopathy for Newborns Given below are some benefits of Osteo for babies, which will persuade you to think about this alternative therapy. Questions about Pregnancy Experiences An osteopath may ask the mother about pregnancy experiences. These questions may include: The overall health of a mother during pregnancy How much time consumed during labor and birth whether forceps or vacuum was used for assistance during the birth of your child The general health condition of the infant after birth including heart-rate, weight and breathing These questions will assist an osteopath to understand the health condition of a child. This allows ascertaining that which part of baby’s body is causing the health issues. Thorough Examination The presence of symptoms in the newborn is quite difficult to compare with "normal". During the examination process, certain areas of tension are normally found in the spine or head of an infant. This is an indication that the baby is not comfortable at all. It is not possible for a baby to complain about a headache or back pain, one can only ascertain with the crying that a child is unsettled. If the baby has passed through any birth complications, it is beneficial to examine and treat the problems at an early stage in order to avoid any further complications. Hence, Osteo for kids and infants is a way to thoroughly examine their body and address prevailing health issues. Gentle Treatment Trained Osteopaths have the right experience to conduct Cranial Osteopathy. They apply osteopathy technique in an extremely gentle way while releasing any tension and restriction on child’s skull. Safe for Infants As long as an accredited practitioner is carrying out the Osteopathy procedure, there is no need to be worried about the safety of your child. It is one of the safest methods, which allows proper diagnosis and treatment of your child’s discomfort. So, the age of a child doesn’t matter at all. Benefits of Osteopathy for Newborns Apart from the newborns, Osteopathy is also beneficial for older children. Discussed below are the symptoms, which can be addressed by using Cranial Osteopathy. Posture problems Headaches Pains and aches linked with growth It is essential to treat the problem at its early stage, as if left unaddressed, it would be more difficult to achieve a state of healthy body and mind. This is so, as children grow rapidly, which makes the process of the body’s adaptation more complex. Osteo for kids and babies helps to diagnose the actual cause of an abnormality and by applying subtle osteopathy techniques, the future health of a child can be easily secured. How Cranial Osteopathy Works for Children and Newborns As stated earlier, Cranial Osteopathy is an effective, safe, and gentle procedure for newborns and children. In order to obtain maximum benefits through this type of manual treatment, gentle pressure is carefully applied on an affected part of child’s body, including the head. This triggers the natural healing ability of the body, which in turn provides the required assistance to release muscular tension or stress. Physical Impacts of Cranial Osteopathy After administering Osteopathy treatment to children and infants, mixed reactions have been observed. Usually the child or baby appears to be very relaxed after such a treatment. The sleep duration increases, which casts a positive impact over a child’s activity. The baby feeds well and as a result, his/her energy level is also elevated.
Physiotherapy brings awareness to the individual of their muscles, movement and posture; providing education and treatment to give best function for activities of daily living.