WHAT IS NATUROPATHY?
Naturopathy is a form of complementary medicine that focuses on maintaining harmony in the body. It tries to bring your mind, body and spirit into homeostasis - a natural process the human body tries to do all the time. When the body cannot achieve homeostasis by itself, something has caused havoc on the body. It is my job to get to the ‘root’ or cause of the issue, so the body can enter harmony again.
Naturopaths use scientific evidence (this means when I prescribe to you I look at relevant clinical testing & studies). Where this isn’t possible traditional evidence is utilised (natural practices being conduced since olden days that have been passed down from one generation to another or through traditional literature).
Naturopaths have principles they must abide by:
The healing power of nature
First do no harm
Find and treat the cause, wherever possible
Treat the whole person
Educate the patient
Prevent future disease
Each and every body is different, which is why I treat the whole individual rather then just the symptoms. There is no one size fits all treatment, every plan is unique to the individual sitting in front of me.
Naturopaths also can work along side your GP or other health professional, to ensure you are given the best possible care throughout your health journey.
Female health: PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, irregular periods, painful periods, heavy periods, absent periods, menopause
Fertility and preconception (male & female)
Post-natal care (mother & infant): lactation
Gut health: IBS, gastritis, reflux, diarrhoea, chronic constipation, SIBO, parasites, coeliac disease, IBD (Crohn’s/ Ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis
Liver & gall-bladder health
Mental health: Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, eating disorders, increase memory and reduce brain fog
Skin health: eczema, psoriasis, acne
Immune health: frequent colds/flus, Urinary tract infections (UTIs), hayfever
Cardiovascular health: Type 2 diabetes, hypertension/ high blood pressure, high cholesterol
Endocrine health: Thyroid dysfunction
Sustainable weight loss
Optimising nutrient intake (vegans/vegetarians), meal plans
You are just wanting to increase your health from good to great to optimal
In-consult physical examinations
Zinc tally testing
Blood test analysis
Functional testing may be warranted. This is something we can discuss in a consultation.
WHAT YOUR TREATMENT MAY INVOLVE
Holistic nutritional advice