A consultation involves a combination of the following services, depending on the requirements of each condition. An individualised and detailed approach is taken in order to achieve optimal results.
Naturopathy is based on healing through the power of nature, and the understanding that the body also has a natural potential to heal itself. It includes modalities such as nutrition, herbal medicine, counseling, flower essences, homeopathy and functional medicine testing. The aim is to find the root cause of your health condition and to support your body by boosting its natural healing potential. Naturopath's are known as preventative medicine specialist, who blend scientific & traditional evidence in practice. Be sure to find a practitioner who is qualified, and a member of a recognized natural therapy association.
Nutritional medicine is based on the concept of food as medicine, and aims to restore balance through dietary modifications and nourishment. The focus is on preventing disease, and working towards altering disease progression at a deeper cellular level. The benefits of proper nutrition include enhanced energy levels, healthy body weight, stronger immune system, slowing down the ageing process, reducing the development of arthritis, diabetes, allergies, high blood pressure, gut issues, and skin conditions.
The use of plants and herbs in medicine has been utilized for thousands of years. It is the oldest form of medicine amongst many cultures. Modern medicine is based on deriving certain chemical compounds from plants and herbs. Such as the plant foxglove, also known as Digitalis purpurea, used in the heart medication Digoxin. Plants and herbs have a complex chemical nature, which have been scientifically researched over the years as they have a similar biological pathway as do pharmaceutical medications. Herbal Medicine has the ability to assist with removing waste and toxins from the body, and assist with treating various health conditions.
Homeopathy is based on the principal that 'like cures like'. Remedies are prepared by a series of dilutions of a particular substance. The idea is that healing is stimulated by administering substances that mimic the symptoms of those diseases in healthy people. Homeopathy is considered safe for all age groups, and conditions.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consulting
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian health practice that is over 5000 years old. Translated as a science of life (Ayurv= life and Veda = Science/ knowledge), that takes into account mind-body health systems, and goes beyond treating an illness. The philosophy is based on the concept that the universe is made up of the elements fire, water, earth, air and space. As are our bodies. So each individual has a unique 'dosha'- body type, that is made up of a different balance of these elements. They are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Understanding your dosha make up is helpful when treating particular conditions, and understanding different personality types. It also helps with understanding which foods are supportive or aggravating to each dosha, and the right treatment approach for each dosha.
Functional Medicine Testing, Food Allergies & Intolerances
Comprehensive laboratory testing via blood sample, saliva, urinary, hair sample or stool. Assists in determining nutritional deficiencies, adrenal status, hormone profile, gene mutations, digestive issues, metabolic and cardiovascular health. Food allergy/ intolerance testing can be useful in detecting foods that have been linked with symptoms such as migraines, rashes, bloating, mouth ulcers, inflammation and other digestive disorders.