What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a form of complementary medicine that promotes health and prevents disease using a variety of modalities, including homoeopathy, herbal medicine, nutritional counselling, massage, flower essences, hydrotherapy, iridology, acupuncture and many others. Naturopathy looks at both body and mind as a whole unit to identify and remove the underlying causes of disease, not just its symptoms.

What are the Benefits of Naturopathy?

Naturopathic medicines act with the body to stimulate its ability to heal naturally. Because naturopathy typically involves mild treatments like herbs or dietary changes, naturopathic treatments are generally considered safe. Some of the common health conditions a naturopathic treatment can help with include:

  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic illness
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Sinusitis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Acne and other skin conditions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Asthma 
  • ADHD
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

How Much Does Naturopathy in Canberra Cost?

Initial naturopathic consultations in Canberra can cost anywhere from $125 to $150, depending on the length of the session, where it is held, and what therapies are involved. Online naturopathic consultations are relatively cheaper than in-person consultations.

How Many Naturopaths are There in Canberra?

There are approximately 3,000 naturopaths in Australia, but Canberra and other areas of the Australian Capital Territory account for only 1% of this number, due to the relatively small population of the region.

How Many People in Canberra Use Naturopathy?

The number of naturopathy users in Canberra is currently unknown, but there are several studies that indicate a high level of use in the city, not to mention throughout Australia. According to a 2019 survey (Wardle et al. ), about 6.2% of Australians have visited a naturopath in the previous year. More than 75% of those surveyed suffered from a chronic illness. Nearly half of the survey respondents said that they would consult their naturopath for the majority of their health issues, while about 75% said they used naturopathic treatments to address a chronic illness.