Naturopathic Medicine is a blend of natural therapies tested over time and supported by the best available scientific evidence. It does not just address symptoms or try to suppress them, but looks for the cause in order to resolve the imbalance.
Naturopathic principles are based on treating each person as an individual and treating the whole person, not just the affected area. Sometimes this may mean relying on supplementation and herbal medicine for treatment, but we strive to use natural options that are the least invasive as the primary option.
Naturopathy can alleviate a wide range of conditions and is suitable for all ages. Some of the more common conditions which we can help with include fatigue, stress related ailments, digestive problems and hormonal imbalances. However, you do not need to be unwell to benefit from Naturopathy. Naturopathic treatments boost the body’s natural healing potential, restoring harmony and preventing disease.
A recognised Naturopathic qualification covers in‐depth study in areas of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, research, herbal pharmacognosy and clinical herbal medicine, nutritional biochemistry and clinical nutrition, dietary medicine, clinical case taking, communication and professional interaction.
The 6 basic tenets of Naturopathic Medicine which we follow are:
First do no harm
We use the least invasive methods possible and always places the needs and interests of the client first.
Look to the healing power of nature
We acknowledge that the human body has its own healing ability, and we support this with the healing power of a wide variety of natural therapeutics. Naturopathic therapies can include dietary and lifestyle recommendations, botanical/herbal medicine, nutrition counselling, vitamin and nutrient supplementation.
Find and address the cause
Naturopaths and nutritionists look for the root cause of your imbalance and work with you towards a resolution. We are trained to look at all body systems when evaluating a person and his or her concerns. Our training involves laboratory diagnostics, physical examination and pharmacology, but treatment considerations include a wide range of natural therapeutics.
Treat the whole person
We acknowledge that our clients are complex beings with emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical characteristics that are unique to each individual. This is why the treatment will be individualised based on your specific needs.
We support our clients to help avoid the development of future acute or chronic disease. Our goal is to promote long term optimal wellness for each client.
Doctor as teacher
As Naturopathic doctors, we have been trained in the complex dimensions of the body including biochemistry and physiology, and our objective is to educate our client in how this applies to everyday healthcare. Medicine has a very complex language and how we apply this to the body can also be complex. Our training gives clients access to this complex knowledge.