Naturopathy maintains that the body can heal itself if given the right circumstances and conditions.
A range of therapeutic approaches may be applied to achieve this including dietary approaches, supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, flower essences, body therapies and lifestyle changes to stimulate the body’s own healing powers or ‘vital force’.
Consultations include taking a comprehensive health history, documenting symptoms, creating a timeline and looking for meaningful links between symptoms and their causes, looking at multiple body systems and their interactions with each other ‘treating the whole person’, assessing nutritional status, utilising iridology, tongue and nail assessment, live blood analysis and functional pathology testing where required.
The foundations of naturopathy – such as the importance of diet, chemical free living, clean fresh water, sunlight, exercise and stress management – have now been re-adopted in part by conventional medicine. Having a strong focus on the prevention of health problems and the early detection of a person’s likelihood of developing a health disorder (predisposition), naturopathy is very effective at treating both acute and chronic health issues.
Naturopathy aims to:
Minimise acute and chronic symptoms
Support the body’s vital force (capacity to self-heal)
Re-balance the system so that illness is less likely to occur in the future
Educate the patient to help maintain their own health and the health of their family
Commonly treated disorders
The range of disorders commonly treated by naturopaths includes:
Fatigue & Sleep disturbance
Digestive complaints including Irritable Bowel
Mood disorders, Depression and Stress Management
Allergy and sensitivities
Chronic fatigue syndrome & Fibromyalgia
Degenerative illnesses, such as arthritis
High blood pressure and High cholesterol
Male and Female reproductive issues including fertility problems
Endocrine disturbance including thyroid, adrenals and diabetes
Hormonal imbalances, such as premenstrual tension and menopause