- Low energy, poor concentration, sleep problems
- Digestive problems, food intolerance’s
- Poor immunity, recurring illnesses
- Menstrual problems, hormonal issues
- Depression, anxiety, stress
- Weight problems
- Allergies: eczema, asthma, hayfever
- Cardiovascular issues
- Education for ongoing health and vitality, dietary education
Frequently asked questions
Q: What is Naturopathy?
Natural medicine is increasingly being validated by scientific investigation and is the oldest and most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is used in some form in all societies and is common to all cultures.
Naturopathy incorporates several modalities including:
- Herbal Medicine
- Clinical Nutrition
- Dietary and Lifestyle advice
- Erika will design an individual treatment plan for you, using an appropriate combination of the above therapies, and will provide ongoing support.
Q: Is Natural Medicine safe?
Natural Medicine is a very safe and effective form of medicine when prescribed by a fully qualified and experienced practitioner. Natural medicines can be used in conjunction with medication prescribed by your General Practitioner, and Naturopaths are trained to understand the restrictions when prescribing natural remedies to patients taking pharmaceutical drugs.
Q: What is a Naturopath?
- Is highly trained in the philosophies, principles and practice of natural medicine, and seeks to continually update their training in medical science.
- Takes an holistic view towards health and illness and will assess you as a person, not a disease or illness, taking your whole health history into account.
- Seeks to treat the underlying cause of disease to assist you in maintaining ongoing health in the future.
- Acknowledges the body’s innate ability to heal itself and uses natural therapies to assist this, not just to treat symptoms.
- Provides dietary and lifestyle advice to both achieve reversal of illness or disease, and to achieve the best preventative health possible.
Q: What are the benefits of consulting an accredited naturopath?
Your registered practitioner:
- Is a qualified specialist in natural medicine
- Is recognised by many private health funds for rebates
- Abides by a professional Code of Ethics
- Maintains continuing professional education to ensure they are updated with the latest discoveries in regard to both medical science and natural remedies.
Q: What should I expect when consulting a Naturopath?
A comprehensive consultation including:
- A detailed case history
- Your first visit to our clinic will require an hour and fifteen minutes. Time will be spent taking a thorough case history, discussing your general health-both past and present. Plus your lifestyle, stress levels, exercise, diet and current medications and supplements.
- Your Naturopath will also look at your fingernails, tongue, hair and skin, all of which provide us with information about your nutritional status. We are also trained to measure your blood pressure and perform abdominal, neurological, ear and respiratory examinations if necessary.
- After your initial appointment, Erika will put together a personalised dietary plan, specifically tailored to your health needs. This will take into account the health goals that you have discussed, along with consideration of any individual dietary requirements.
- Where appropriate you will prescribed and dispensed natural medicine according to your health needs and goals. You will be provided with clear dosage instructions.
- You will be offered a long-term health plan including lifestyle advice to ensure that you stay healthy once you no longer need to attend consultations.
- You are assured professionalism and privacy in regard to any personal matters discussed.
Q: How long does treatment take?
This will depend upon the individual, the health condition which they present and how long they have been unwell.
For acute conditions such as a cold or flu, improvement in symptoms should be noted as quickly as within the same day. In the case of more chronic conditions, improvement may be noticed within days to weeks, but longer lasting results can in some cases take months of treatment, allowing time for the disease process to be reversed, not just for relief of symptoms.