WHAT IS NATUROPATHY?
Naturopathy is a system of medicine that focuses on prevention and the use of natural methods to achieve the highest possible level of health for the individual.
Naturopathy employs such approaches as nutritional therapy, natural diet, homeopathy, herbal medicine and lifestyle advice.
These natural therapies now have a substantial body of scientific data behind them that supports their effectiveness and use.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN NATUROPATHY TREAT?
This commonly asked question stems from the concept that your symptoms are “the condition” that needs to be treated. The condition or disease only describes your symptom/s!
Treating the symptom only is akin to turning up the tap on the garden hose because the pressure is low when in fact the hose has a kink in it that needs correcting!
In naturopathy we are looking for what is causing your symptoms and why you are continuing to manifest those symptoms.
So to answer the question, naturopathy treats any imbalance in the body that manifests as a dis-ease symptom
WHY VISIT A NATUROPATH?
A number of years ago I had the privilege of practicing natural medicine from a medical centre just out of Hobart.
During that period of time I had the opportunity to converse with a number of GPs’ at the centre about various patient issues and swap “notes”.
What really struck me was the number of people seeking medical care from well meaning medical doctors for completely preventable illnesses and conditions.
Our medical system is first rate when it comes to identifying the name of the disease or condition that is causing your symptoms.
Unfortunately there is a significant gap when it comes to identifying and treating the causative factors that led to the onset of the disease or condition.
It takes only a very casual look at the health statistics to see that the incidence of chronic disease and poor health is on the increase in developed countries like ours.
Many of the common health challenges facing our community are entirely preventable and treatable with simple non-invasive measures.
These measures are most often as simple as feeding our bodies the correct fuel and correcting the deficiencies or excesses.
The results of these simple corrections often amaze our clients.
So visiting a naturopath could be your first positive step towards a much healthier life!
WHY COME TO TASWELLBEING?
We are a team of dedicated fully trained and credentialed professionals with a passion to make a difference in the lives of those who use our services.
We are strong advocates for improving your wellbeing through personal responsibility and knowledge.
From the moment you walk through our door you will feel the emphasis we have placed on making your journey to wellbeing a pleasurable experience.
We offer friendly personable service and exceptional follow-up care. We also provide the convenience of purchasing any prescribed supplements or remedies from our professional high quality range stocked in the clinic.
We also offer a number of highly effective support therapies to ensure you get every opportunity to improve your health in the shortest time frame. These include the amazing SCENAR device, massage therapy, infrared sauna and the ionic detox foot spa.
WHAT DOES A CONSULTATION INVOLVE?
We use a 3-step procedure for all of our new naturopathic clients. This procedure ensures that we cover all of the necessary basics and gives you an accurate incite into the underlying causes of your unique health challenge.
The initial consult of approximately 1 hour is all about listening to you. We need to gather all of the relevant details about your health history and any other information that can help us with the ‘detective’ work of uncovering the real issues behind your health challenge.
We may also make some initial recommendations to get you started on the journey.
We now need to see what is happening to cause your symptoms.
We conduct 3 basic tests for step 2:
The Reams Biologic Theory of Ionization is a unique series of tests carried out on specimens of urine and saliva. The laboratory tests are made with scientific measuring equipment. The information gained from these tests enables us to monitor very complex body functions. A full report is then created for you that will explain each section of the test and what can be done to help re-balance the body.
BIO IMPEDANCE ANALYSIS
This is a science that was originally developed for monitoring patients after surgery in hospitals. A small electrical device is connected to your hands and feet. The device then passes a safe and painless low voltage current through your body.
This provides us with valuable data such as muscle and fat mass, cell hydration and cell health.
It also enables us to accurately monitor your progress towards better health.
The urinary indicans test is a screening tool that we use to test for faulty breakdown of protein in the gastro-intestinal tract. A positive test will reflect a state of excess unbeneficial bacteria in the gut due to faulty protein digestion.
We may also recommend the following tests depending on the findings from step 1.
FOOD ALLERGY TESTING
Food allergies and sensitivities can be a major impediment to wellbeing.
If a food allergy or sensitivity is suspected we will recommend that a hair sample be sent away for testing.
You will then be tested for 400 local foods, various household and personal care products.
This tells us exactly what you can eat so that you are feeding your body correctly.
Feeding your body correctly greatly enhances your immune system and allows your body to repair itself more efficiently.
Candida is a yeast species that can commonly cause problems for those with an overgrowth in their body.
If candidiasis is suspected we will recommend a test that is performed in the clinic so that we can treat the overgrowth.
We may recommend a visit to your GP for further medical testing if required.
This visit is to review the test results and present you with a proposal for a treatment strategy.
We will discuss some initial recommendations regarding diet, lifestyle or supplements that are needed to start you on the road to better energy and improved wellbeing.