A consultation with a naturopath is client centred. It looks at all aspects of the individual’s life to determine the underlying cause of the health concern. Only by doing this can the issue be eliminated. It also uses only natural treatments such as nutrition, herbal medicine, flower essences, vitamin and mineral supplementation to treat and prevent disease. The focus is to teach the client how to manage his or her own health by developing a personalised plan. This in combination with education is very empowering for the individual.
Naturopathy is a holistic system of healing that incorporates a range of treatments and natural therapies. The underlying belief is that the body is able to fight disease and infection itself given the appropriate support.
A Naturopath favours a preventative approach and considers all aspects of an individual’s life. This encompasses the physical body, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. Naturopathic principles are based on treating each person as an individual and determining the underlying cause of the condition rather than just treating symptomatically.
Naturopathy is a safe and gentle form of health care that is suitable for everybody from children to the elderly.
What conditions can naturopathy be used for?
There are many conditions that may benefit form naturopathy, some of these include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Weight management
- Digestive complaints
- Hormonal/reproductive issues
- Conception and pregnancy care
- Childhood conditions such as asthma and eczema
- Allergy/intolerance management
- Low self-esteem
- Hay fever
- Sleep issues
- Immune support
- Cholesterol and blood pressure management
- Fatigue and lack of vitality