Naturopathic care is an integrated approach to healing, combining evidence-based medicines with diet and lifestyle. A Naturopath treats both the symptoms and the underlying causes of illness. In this way, Naturopathy encourages your body’s own innate healing ability by increasing your vitality.
Our Naturopaths seek to treat complaints holistically. This means using a combination of natural therapies and healing techniques; including herbal medicine, nutritional and mineral supplements and dietary and lifestyle advice. Naturopathy works harmoniously alongside traditional Western medicine and complements other modalities.
What does a Naturopath treat?
Naturopathy can be used to treat or support almost any health condition, including but not limited to:
- Hormonal conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, fibroids
- Digestive problems such as IBS, inflammatory bowel disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Respiratory conditions such as acute infections, asthma and chronic lung disease
- Immune conditions such as autoimmune disease, acute or chronic infections, eczema, allergies
- Musculoskeletal diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
What happens in a Naturopathy session?
Your initial consultation will involve collecting data about your case history and your presenting health issue. 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 about your complaint. They may also look into results from other medical tests and assessments.
Once your assessment is complete, your Naturopath will explain how the symptoms have come about and discuss a specific therapeutic plan with you. Your therapeutic plan may include dietary and lifestyle advice. Herbal tinctures and other supplements also may be prescribed.
Follow-up consultations are aimed at monitoring your progress and making any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan as your health needs evolve and change.
Heal 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?
The way herbal medicine works has similarities to pharmacy medicine. In fact, many of our modern-day pharmaceutical drugs were derived from plant phytochemicals. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, which are made up of one active constituent, herbal extracts contain a variety of active constituents that work together to restore health. This makes herbal extracts more gentle and less likely to have undesirable side effects.
- Prices vary according to the practitioner and length of treatment.
Hicaps private health insurance claiming may be available on your treatment. We recommend you contact your health fund to confirm your eligibility to claim.
Make an appointment
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