What is Naturopathy & Herbal Medicine?

Naturopathy involves practices derived from a combination of traditional knowledge and current scientific research. The philosophy of Naturopathy is that our bodies have the innate ability to be healthy and heal themselves, so if that is not happening, there is something which is impeding this ability. The first part of treatment therefore, is to identify and remove aspects of diet and lifestyle which could be causing harm or disease within the body. Sometimes however, our bodies need extra support, which we can achieve through nutritional, supplemental and herbal medicine.

 

The recommendations made during a Naturopathic consult are safe and effective, working with underlying causes of illness, rather than a symptom based approach. Through identification of the root cause of illness and progressive, natural treatments, it is possible to treat a wide range of conditions, from mild to severe, acute to chronic, from new-born to elderly, in all systems of the body. As well as a treatment, Naturopathy is also an effective preventative medicine, helping the body to maintain health for years to come, decreasing risk of disease through education of healthy diet and lifestyle habits which nourish the body and mind.

Naturopathy can work alongside medical approaches, often improving the effect of necessary medications, and minimising the risk of adverse effects. I will at times refer patients to complimentary therapists such as Acupuncture or Osteopathy, taking into account not just physical health, but mental, emotional and energetic health too.

 

What do Naturopaths treat?

Women's Health

Menstrual abnormalities
Anemia
Decreased Libido
Endometriosis
Hormonal Imbalances
Infertility
Menopause
Osteoporosis
Ovarian Cysts
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Pre-Natal Care
Pregnancy
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Infections
Uterine Fibroids
Yeast Infections

   

Cardiovascular

Atherosclerosis/Coronary Artery Disease
Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome
Coronary Artery Disease
Diabetes
High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
High Cholesterol
High Triglycerides
Low Blood Pressure/Hypotension
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Gastrointestinal/Digestive Disorders

Abdominal Pain
Bacterial Overgrowth
Bloating
Colitis
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis
Dyspepsia
Excessive Gas/Flatulence
Reflux (GERD)
Haemorrhoids
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Malabsorption
Mal-digestion
Nausea
Parasites
Ulcers
Vomiting

 

Musculoskeletal

Arthritis
Joint pain/stiffness
Muscle Pain/cramps/stiffness
 
Neurological Disorders

Alzheimer's Disease
Dizziness
Lyme Disease
Restless Leg Syndrome
Seizure Disorders
Sleep Apnoea
Syncope
Vertigo

Men's Health

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Decreased Libido
Erectile Dysfunction
Prostatitis

 

General Health

Allergies
Anxiety
Candida
Depression
Detoxification
Fatigue/Exhaustion

Headaches/Migraines
Hypothyroid
Hyperthyroid
Insomnia
Obesity
Weight Loss

Auto-Immune Disorders

Celiac Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Crohn's Disease
Fibromyalgia
Grave's Disease
Hashimoto Thyroiditis
Multiple Sclerosis
Myasthenia Gravis
Osteoarthritis
Parkinson Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Ulcerative Colitis

 

Paediatric Health
Candida - Oral Thrush
Cold/Flu
Conjunctivitis

Constipation
Croup
Diarrhoea
Earaches/infections
Hand-foot-mouth Disease
Herpes Simplex
Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
Solid Food Introduction
Varicella - Chicken Pox
Whooping Cough - Pertussis

Allergies
Anxiety
Asthma
Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder (ADD or ADHD)
Autism

Cold & Flu
Coughs
Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Eczema
Head Lice
Hypothyroid
Pneumonia