Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health and takes into consideration the whole person (including body, mind and spirit) not just the symptom that they present with. Naturopathic principles are based on the body’s innate ability to heal itself and the naturopath will use the healing power of nature and gentle therapeutic techniques to support this process. Symptoms show us that the body is trying to heal itself therefore the naturopath will support this process by treating the cause of disease not just suppressing the symptoms. Naturopathy emphasises optimal wellness, disease prevention and patient education.

Naturopathic treatments can be used for acute or chronic conditions or to maintain wellness. An initial consult will last an hour or more, during this time a comprehensive history will be taken including:

  • Medical history – current, past and family history of disease. Detailed questioning relating to body systems
  • Diet history – what you eat and when
  • Lifestyle history – Exercise, Stress, Sleep patterns, Work and Environment

Tests performed to assist in compiling a complete picture include but are not limited to:

  • Physical Testing – Blood Pressure, Skin nail and tongue observation, pulse diagnosis.
  • Zinc Tally test
  • Iridology – Iris observation

Other tests available – Gut Dysbiosis, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis, Salivary Hormone Testing, Blood Sugar and Urinalysis

Naturopathy encompasses a variety of healing systems and the naturopath will choose therapies to suit the individual. Therapies that may be used include:

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Dietary and Nutritional advice
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Lifestyle advice to promote well being and reduce stress
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture

Follow up consultations are 30 minutes and the Naturopath will review your progress and discuss any changes required.

A range of disorders commonly treated by naturopaths includes:

  • Fatigue
  • Recurrent illness
  • Digestive complaints
  • Mood disorders and depression
  • Skin disorders, such as eczema
  • Allergy and sensitivities
  • Behavioural problems
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Degenerative illnesses, such as arthritis
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Fertility problems
  • Endocrine disturbance
  • Hormonal imbalances, such as premenstrual tension and menopause