Naturopathy

Naturopathy is all about finding the innate point of balance within each individual. Naturopaths trust in your body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself and acknowledge that all bodies are truly unique. They look beyond symptoms to identify and treat underlying causes of illness by considering you as a whole person – mind, body and spirit. Your practitioner will search for the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies to address your health concerns.

You can expect a visit to a naturopath to take one hour or more. On your first visit your student naturopath will take a very thorough wellness history, asking about your diet, lifestyle, stress, and environmental exposures. They may also conduct a physical examination, take your blood pressure, check your pulse, take photos of your iris and possibly request further laboratory tests if necessary. Alongside prescribed therapies, which may include nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, flower essences and iridology, your practitioner will work to empower you to make the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve and proactively maintain the best possible health.

You might visit a naturopath for a range of acute or chronic conditions such as stress, arthritis, liver ailments, diabetes, ear infections, gout, asthma or heart conditions.

ConditionApplication
WeightlossNaturopathy can assist those seeking to lose weight through the use of nutrition, diet plans and menus as well as herbal medicines to support detoxification and managing the cravings! Naturopathy can not only help lose the weight, your student practitioner can assist you in achieving sustainable lifestyle changes that keep it off.
DetoxIn today’s world we find ourselves exposed to harmful toxins in our environment and even in our food. Our student practitioners understand the impact that it can have on your wellbeing and develop a plan with you to detoxify as gently and easily as possible. Once a level of detoxification has occurred, naturopathy can assist in supporting the body to protect itself from the effects of harmful toxins and help eliminate them as they occur.
Stress & FatigueNaturopathy uses a holistic approach to re-invigorating the body by supporting it’s immune and nervous system. For clients suffering the impacts of stress and fatigue, a focus is also given to providing the energy and ability to positively handle stress and improve the body’s coping mechanisms.
Skin ConditionsSkin conditions can be sensitive and difficult as they reoccur or flare up. Our skin is like our second liver and skin conditions are often indicative of an underlying imbalance or cause in the body. Naturopathy views our body as a whole system so will work on multiple levels to address the presentation of skin conditions. Our practitioners are also trained to provide support and relief for symptoms while treating you to decrease the rate and severity of reoccurrence.
Hay fever & AllergiesThrough the use of nutrition and herbal medicine, naturopathy can decrease the allergic response and symptoms associated with hayfever and allergies. Using a holistic approach we can regulate the immune systems response to allergens whether it is pollens/dust or food sensitivities.
Smoking CessationIt can be very challenging to break the addiction to nicotine but its not impossible! With the right support team you can quit smoking for good. For some, one of the hardest parts of quitting cigarettes is managing the withdrawal symptoms that can have a direct impact on your day-to-day life. Naturopathy can help by assisting with symptoms of withdrawal and cravings through the use of herbs and a tailored nutrition plan to help your body adjust to the positive life change. If you are considering quitting you can also contact your relevant Quitline for further support and advice.
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