What is Naturopathy and How Can It Help Me?
Naturopathy incorporates clinical nutrition, Western herbal medicine, functional medicine and lifestyle counselling. Its goal is to treat the underlying cause of an illness, not just its symptoms.
By combining evidence-based medicine and traditional principles naturopathic treatments are able to restore wellness and health in individuals. Naturopathy focuses on preventative medicine, dietary and lifestyle change, supporting chronic illness and addressing acute ailments.
This complex modality is beneficial for many different individuals.
- Mental health, including stress, anxiety and depression
- Digestive complaints
- Hormone balancing
- Pain and inflammation
- Immune health
- Endocrine disturbances including thyroid conditions and adrenal fatigue
- Weight loss and detox
- Sleep disturbances
- Women’s health including PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, and fibroids
- Healthy fertility planning
- Skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and acne
- Colds, flu and winter blues
- Acute infections and illness
- Children’s health
- Vegan & vegetarian health
First do no harm. Try to minimise harmful side effects and avoid suppression of symptoms.
Physician as teacher. Educate patients and encourage them to take responsibility for their own health.
Treat the whole person. Consider all factors (e.g., physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, genetic, environmental, social) when tailoring treatment to each patient.
Prevention. Assess risk factors and, in partnership with patients, make appropriate interventions to prevent illness.
Healing power of nature. Seek to identify and remove obstacles to the body’s natural processes for maintaining and restoring health.
Treat the cause. Focus on the causes of a disease or condition, rather than its symptoms.
Clinical nutrition is the study of the relationship between what we eat and how our body works. It is the science of how food is utilised, absorbed, digested, transported, stored and eliminated by the body. Its focus is on how dysfunction and illness is affected by nutritional deficiencies.
Western Herbal Medicine
Western Herbal Medicine is the oldest form of medicine and it has been practiced for thousands of years across many cultures. Today our scientific understanding of the active constituents in plants forms the basis of how we prescribe herbs and why. Herbalist may blend individually formulated herbal remedies to prevent to treat various illnesses. Herbal medicines are prescribed in tablet, capsule or liquid forms.
Functional testing is available including in-depth testing of hormone and neurotransmitter balance, gut health, allergies and intolerances, cardiovascular assessments and many more.
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What To Expect
Your initial consultation will last for 90 minutes. During the first consultation, we’ll spend time discussing your full case history, current health concerns, testing and pathology and basic/symptomatic treatment.
Follow up consultations During the second consultation, you will receive a full personalised report of findings, treatment plan recommendations and also a welcome pack.
Acute consultations For acute cases only. Examples include colds and flu, sore throats, sprains, pain etc.
Initial Consultation $250 (please allow 90 mins)
Follow ups $110 (please allow 45 minutes)
Short Consultation $50 (allow 15 minutes)