Naturopathic medicine is a complete and holistic approach to individualised healthcare that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of illness and health issues. It combines the science of disease diagnosis with a treatment approach that uses natural medicines and lifestyle advice to enhance the body’s own natural healing ability and to restore healthy function and vitality.
In a naturopathic consultation a comprehensive case history is taken, to fully assess your health status. As well as taking a family and personal history, lifestyle factors are considered, like quality of sleep, diet, stress levels, hormonal influences, exercise levels, bowel health and other contributing factors that may be affecting your health.
Once the cause of your health issues have been identified, an individualised treatment program can be formulated, which may include natural medicine supplementation such as herbal medicines, nutritional therapy including vitamins and minerals, in addition to effective dietary advice and lifestyle prescriptions to complement effective treatment.
Based on traditional knowledge with modern scientific evidence and understanding, herbal medicine provides a strong platform for most health complaints and is a safe and effective form of health care.
All herbal medicines are made exclusively from plants and are often used in liquid or tablet formulas for both acute and chronic conditions. One of the earliest forms of medicine, herbal medicines are prescribed using a combination of evidence based research and accumulated traditional knowledge. Although herbal medicines are mostly safe, interactions between herbs and drugs need to be considered at all times.