You may be wondering, what the heck is naturopathy and why would I need it?

Well, let me tell you why you need some naturopathy in your life.

Also, don’t forget to check out the frequently asked questions below.

 

Naturopaths can really spend the time with you.

To delve deep into all aspects of your health and get a thorough understanding of you and your body. We take seemingly random threads of information and connect them, see patterns, identify conditions, weaknesses and susceptibilities that other health practitioners may overlook.

When it comes to holistic treatment, 5 to 15 minutes with you just ain’t going to cut it.

We look at your body as a whole, not as the sum of its individual parts.

We understand that two seemingly unconnected body systems have a profound impact on each other.

An obvious example, when you’re stressed you know it affects your digestion. If we have a chronically stressed patient with IBS we would not only treat the gut, we would also support the nervous system and regulate the stress response.

And did you know, that many skin conditions start in the gut? So rather than using harsh topical creams that mask the symptoms, we will treat the underlying cause, the gut, to resolve the skin issues for good.

We have many tools of natural medicine at our disposal.

A naturopath utilises all the tools of natural medicine to help your body heal and reach optimum health. The primary tools used are:

  • dietary advice and food as medicine
  • nutritional supplementation
  • herbal medicine
  • lifestyle change recommendations

I am passionate about women’s hormonal health, digestive issues and helping you overcome stress and fatigue.

I can treat a range of health issues, but my area of expertise lies in these three areas. The reason being is that I have had personal experience with all these issues, read more on that here.

Some examples of the types of conditions I treat are:

  • Female hormonal imbalance such as PMS, PCOS or irregular / absent cycles
  • Stubborn weight loss, particularly in women
  • Adrenal fatigue, unrelenting fatigue caused by chronic stress
  • Thyroid condition’s, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Digestive disturbances like bloating, constipation, diarrohea, IBS and SIBO
  • Gut related autoimmune diseases such as coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Food intolerances and food chemical sensitivities, such as salicylate sensitivity or histamine intolerance
  • Fertility, preconception, pregnancy and post-natal care
  • Chronic stress and related conditions

However, I can assist you with any aspect of your health, other examples include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Other autoimmune diseases
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Acne, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
    ..and so much more.

If you have any questions about how I can help you, please do get in touch.

I am more than happy to work alongside doctors or other health professionals to get the best possible result for you.

I hope to foster a relationship with all health professionals that are taking care of you, so we can be a cohesive team, to achieve the best possible outcome for your health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs a Naturopath?
Is naturopathic medicine effective?
Do you offer Skype appointments?
Can I claim with my private health fund?
What are the prices and how long will the consult take?
What health issues do you treat?
How does naturopathic medicine work?
How many consultations will I need?
How long until I feel better?
Will naturopathic treatment interfere with my prescription medications?
Will I need to be on the remedies for the rest of my life?

 


Who needs a Naturopath?

I may be biased, but I think everyone! If I haven’t convinced you with all the reasons I’ve talked about at the top of this page, let me tell you one more:

A naturopath is like your personal health coach – they will guide you, teach you and support you in all areas of health and wellbeing so that you can achieve your health goals.

Whether you are interested in treatment for a pre-existing condition or preventing future health problems, I can help.

Is naturopathic medicine effective?

Naturopathic medicine has its own unique body of knowledge, evolved and refined through experience for centuries.

Also, there is an ever-growing body of scientific evidence supporting the use of natural remedies used by naturopaths.

Many of the individual therapies used in naturopathic practice have been scientifically validated, particularly in the areas of clinical nutrition and herbal medicine. Scientific research is vital in any profession and research on naturopathic remedies are continually being conducted.

Do you offer Skype appointments?

Yes! Please specify this at the time of booking. I do require pre-payment for Skype consultations.

Can I claim with my private health fund?

I am registered with all major health funds.

Rebates for naturopathy consults may be available from your private health fund, please check with your provider.

This does not cover Skype consultations, only in-person consults are covered by health funds.

What are the prices and how long will the consult take?

You’ll find all these details on the relevant Work With Me page.

What health issues do you treat?

Have a read above under examples of the conditions I treat.

How does naturopathic medicine work?

Naturopathic medicine supports and promotes the body’s natural healing ability, allowing you to achieve your highest state of wellness. By addressing the causes of disease, providing individualised support and integrating the naturopathic healing principles, improved quality of life and optimal health can be attained.

How many consultations will I need?

The minimum number of consults you will need are two. This is due to the way the consultations are structured, with the first being an information gathering session (medical history, current symptoms, diet analysis and any necessary pathology or functional testing) and the second being a report of findings. Read more about that here.

After this, the amount of consultations will depend on you and your body. There may be only a couple or we may need to see each other regularly for a while. I conduct an honest practice and promise to never over-treat any client.

How long until I feel better?

There’s no hard and fast answer for this one. It depends on many different factors including how long you have had your health condition, your age, the severity of your symptoms and your overall vitality.

While some people may notice symptoms subsiding within a few days after treatment, for some it may take weeks before improvement can be noticed. And it can take months or years for certain conditions to be completely resolved.

Unlike many pharmaceutical drugs, natural remedies are not a ‘quick-fix’ band-aid solution, they work on gently and slowly allowing the body to heal and come back into balance.

Will naturopathic treatment interfere with my prescription medications?

No. Make sure to advise me of any medications during your first appointments (please bring them in with you), and I will make sure my treatment does not adversely interact or interfere with any medications you are currently on.

In some cases, I may be able to help you to reduce any side effects of your medications.

Will I need to be on the remedies for the rest of my life?

Generally, you should not be expected to take a remedy for the rest of your life.

The role of a naturopath is to guide you to your health goals, and education on how to maintain a healthy body will be key.

That said, you may discover that there are certain nutrients that you require in higher doses to prevent illness, or that certain herbal remedies taken long term are beneficial for you.