Naturopathy 2018-05-27T04:15:19+00:00

Naturopathy

Naturopathy is a modality that assesses, treats and prevents conditions of the human body and mind. Naturopaths integrate conventional health sciences with a range of natural therapies and traditional medicines, to best support the patient’s mental, emotional and physical states for a lasting effect.

A Naturopath aims to educate, empower and motivate the patient to better understand the functioning of their body and individual health requirements. They do not simply treat the manifestation of a disease and its effects but rather search for the cause and treat it, rather than the effect. Prevention of disease is accomplished through naturopathic education which builds a lifestyle that supports health and wellbeing.

Naturopathy was developed by using the following principles:

  • First, do no harm
  • Always treat the whole person
  • Prevention is the best cure
  • Use nature’s healing powers
  • Establish optimum health and wellness
  • Identify and treat the cause of illness
  • The Naturopath will be your teacher/guide

A qualified Naturopath is trained to deliver safe and effective natural therapies that will support and stimulate the healing power of nature in the gentlest, least invasive and most efficient manner possible. Naturopaths use a range of methods to assist this process which may include herbal medicine, nutrition – diet and lifestyle recommendations, vitamin and mineral therapy, tongue, and nail analysis and iridology.

The individual is viewed and treated in naturopathic medicine as a whole, composed of a complex interaction of physical, mental, emotional, social and other factors.

Who can benefit from Naturopathy?

Naturopathy can be beneficial for a vast range of health concerns from the common cold to chronic conditions. It can be safely used for children and babies.

An initial appointment with a Naturopath will involve a thorough consultation where medical history and general lifestyle will be reviewed in order to determine a naturopathic treatment regimen suited to your individual needs. Diagnostic procedures such as physical exams, blood and urine analysis may be required at times also.

Examples of conditions where Naturopathy might benefit:

  • Digestive complaints
  • Male and Female reproductive health (including fertility support)
  • Sinusitis/hayfever
  • Recurrent colds/coughs/flu
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Children’s health (poor immunity, recurrent ear infections etc)
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Migraines/headaches
  • Anxiety/stress related conditions

 

Meet our Naturopath

Clare Boreham

Naturopath