Naturopathic care is an integrated approach to healing, combining evidence-based herbal and nutritional medicines with diet and lifestyle therapy. A naturopath treats both the symptoms and the underlying cause of illness. In this way, naturopathy encourages your body’s own innate healing ability by improving your vitality.
Our naturopaths seek to treat complaints holistically, taking into account all aspects of your health. Naturopathy works harmoniously alongside traditional Western medicine and compliments other modalities beautifully.
What does a Naturopath treat?
Naturopathy can be used to treat and support almost any health condition including:
- Hormonal imbalances such as endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, painful or irregular periods
- Mental health conditions such as anxiety and mild depression
- Digestive issues such as bloating, IBS and food intolerances
- Respiratory conditions such acute infections and asthma
- Immune conditions such as autoimmune disease and allergies
- Skin issues such as acne and eczema
Our practitioners are also experts in vegan and vegetarian nutrition and have many years’ experience helping people not only transition to a plant-based diet but thrive on one too.
What happens in a Naturopathy session?
Your initial consultation will involve collecting data about your case history and your presenting health issues. The information gathered helps to clarify and order your health needs to create a manageable treatment plan. Our naturopaths may also use functional testing and other non-invasive diagnostic techniques to gather information.
Your practitioner will then provide you with a comprehensive report that will explain your personalised treatment plan to help resolve your symptoms and find the underlying cause, all within a realistic timeframe for achieving resolution of your health complaint (depending on the complexity of your situation and how long it has been happening for). An ongoing maintenance plan will be devised to then take you from symptom-less to optimal health and feeling amazing!
Naturopaths use a range of treatment options including herbal tinctures, nutritional supplements as well as dietary and lifestyle advice.
Healing with herbs
Herbal medicine is an important component of the naturopathic approach. Naturopaths can use powerful plant extracts to treat almost any type of health condition. These plant extracts contain phytochemicals- the active constituents that fight disease, promote the healthy function of the body’s tissues and stimulate the body’s own ability to heal and repair. Herbal medicine has been in use for centuries by many cultures around the world. This strong history of traditional use is increasingly being supported by science with advances in technological analysis and clinical research, contributing to the body of evidence available.
How does herbal medicine work?
Herbal medicines work very similarly to pharmaceutical medicines. In fact, many of our modern-day pharmaceutical drugs were derived from plant phytochemicals. However, unlike pharmaceutical drugs which are made up of only one constituent, herbal extracts contain a variety of powerful active constituents that work together to restore your health. This makes the herbal extracts gentler and less likely to causes unwanted side effects.
- Initial consultation, 60 mins ~ $120
- Review 30 mins ~ $95