Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health whereby the practitioner uses a range of non-invasive diagnostic techniques to assess the causative factors of a client’s medical condition.
This is achieved by obtaining a full health history, assessing your diet and lifestyle, conducting physical examinations (iridology, tongue and nail analysis, blood pressure and others, relevant to your case) to evaluate and determine the cause of your individual ailment/condition. A naturopath’s approach also looks at treating not only the physical aspects but the emotional and mental influences.
Naturopathy is comprised of a range of modalities:
- Clinical Nutrition
- Herbal medicine
- Dietary recommendations
- Lifestyle changes
Herbal Medicine is the most universal and oldest form of medicine known to man. It is comprised of liquid tincture, teas, creams or tablets. A herbal preparation may contain one or a combination of herb’s prescribed to address a client’s individual health needs. Different herbs affect different body systems and bring about balance in then body. Certain herbs may interact with other medications therefore it is important to make your practitioner aware of any other medications being taken.
Nutrition is of paramount importance to everyone’s health and inadequate or inappropriate nutrition can eventually lead to imbalances in the body leading to poor health and disease. Nutrition relates to a healthy diet, comprised of foods full of important vitamins and minerals for good health. It also includes good intake of fluids such as water and juices, regular exercise and a positive work and home environment. Poor nutrition may require the need for changes in your diet and lifestyle, nutritional supplements in the form of vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes.
Homeopathy uses a very precise system of medicine whereby minute doses of a substance is made potent by a special dilution process, so that the medicine is low in concentration but high in energy. Homeopathy in effect, stimulates the body to heal itself. Homeopathic remedies may comprise of either a single homeopathic substance or a combination in one mixture. This may be in the form of liquid, small pills, spray or cream. Homeopathy may be used in acute or chronic conditions both physical and emotional.
Iridology reveals areas of constitutional strenghths and weakness and dysfunction in the body. The iris of the eye is comprised of several different zones that correspondence to all the organs and tissues in the body. Different markings, colours and signs may be seen in these zones and these will give your practitioner an understanding of which systems are weak and need attention. The sclera of the eye (the white area) can also display certain signs which can also determine areas of weakness. Iridology does not aim to diagnose but to give awareness of possible health issues.
Other non-invasive tests may be performed in a consultation such as zinc tally test, indican test (bacterial overgrowth in gut), Ph balance, heavy metal test and cellular health analysis.
Cellular Health Analysis (CHA) can accurately measure the biological markers of ageing. In essence CHA measures electrical current changes across limbs, organs and other body sites, which allows us to gather extremely useful information regarding your body composition. The CHA software is able to calculate your – Fat Mass, Muscle Mass, Biological Age (The age you really are!!), Cellular Toxicity, Cellular Fluid Levels and Basal Metabolic Rate.
During a consultation it will be necessary for the client to answer a range of questions regarding your presenting complaint and to establish a comprehensive history of their health to best determine treatment protocols.
The clients history, along with iridology and other relevant non-invasive tests will assist in determining the causative factors of their condition and best treatment regime required.
The initial consultation may take up to 1 hour and follow up consultations take about 30 mins.
The number of follow up consultations depends on each individual and may be more frequent initially where more support is needed.
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