Naturopathic Medicine combines the healing traditions of ancient India, China, and Europe with Western herbal medicine and modern scientific principles and technology.
Naturopathic doctors identify the causes of your illness, looking especially closely at your diet, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, and problems with digestion. The naturopath may also identify toxic exposures and stress and hormonal issues that may affect overall health.
Naturopathic treatments include herbal medicines, clinical nutrition, high-potency nutritional supplements, detoxification, and giving lifestyle advice. Naturopathy draws on a wide array of natural healing intervention and diagnostic techniques, including laboratory testing to promote optimal health and to treat and prevent disease.
Initial Naturopathic Consultation
During a Naturopathic Consultation, the practitioner looks at you as a whole, reviewing signs and symptoms of all body systems, potential allergies, and a review of diet. A naturopathic consultation will also review stress and lifestyle issues and prescribe treatments that support nerve and hormonal balance, and improve sleep and energy levels.
Naturopathic therapies are best for physical support for immunity and through periods of stress, as they have a rejuvenating effect. Naturopathy is also effective for anxiety, insomnia, depression, fatigue, migraines, and digestive issues.
Treatment may include an individualized liquid herbal extract preparation, nutritional supplements, and dietary changes. It may also be necessary to perform blood and urine tests and to conduct stool, digestive, hormone, or allergy analyses to determine the exact health issues.
An initial consultation is thorough and therefore takes an hour. Ongoing follow-up sessions are normally 30 minutes.
Follow-up Naturopathic Consultation
Follow-up sessions will check in on how your prescribed treatment is working or explain in some depth the results from any laboratory tests or diagnosis. Naturopaths take the time to educate their clients, as diet and lifestyle often play an important role in health. Sharing knowledge helps empower you to take proper care of your body and mind.
Further sessions will also coach you through healthy lifestyle changes, while allowing the healing effects of the therapies to go through several stages. These stages may involve detoxification, nutritional repair, restoring balance, and then finally full rejuvenation.
Nutritional Supplements and Customized Herbal Formulas
Our Naturopaths are also Medical Herbalists and will normally prescribe a customized mixture of liquid herbs. Our herbal tinctures and liquids are clinical-grade and made in Australia under strict, government-controlled GMP standards. Some European and North American encapsulated tablets are also used and are standardized in potency, allowing the naturopath to easily give clinically-proven dosages.
Naturopaths utilize herbs for short- or long-term treatment to support, heal, nourish, stimulate, or strengthen the body or body system. Thus, a wide range of acute or chronic ailments can be addressed. The use of medicinal herbs promotes self-healing, greater well-being, and prevents disease.
Naturopaths are also on the lookout for nutritional deficiencies, as these are the cause of many persistent symptoms. Appropriate diet changes are sometimes adequate. However since modern foods have lower levels of nutrients as compared to foods from several decades ago, health is often improved by the appropriate selection of nutritional supplements that allow the body to function optimally.
Clinical Nutrition (Naturopathic)
Healthy eating is an integral part of Naturopathy. The Naturopath will discuss your nutritional goals and look at your current dietary patterns.
Often food allergies or food intolerances have a dramatic impact on our health and well-being. Our naturopaths are qualified in Clinical Nutrition and will be able to diagnose and identify potential allergies for both adults and children and recommend appropriate treatment.
One core concept in Naturopathy is to detoxify the body. A diet supporting detoxification is commonly advised. The concept is modified as appropriate for weight loss, heart disease, or other issues.
Initial Integrated Health Consultation
If you are not sure where to start, you can have a short initial Integrated Health Consultation with one of our health professionals, who will then sign-post you to the right course of treatment or programme for you. It is quite an expert decision to select the best practitioner or therapeutic treatment course for your needs.
This can save you time and money in the long term, as well as offer you the most effective way to enhance your health and well-being.