Naturopathy - A Holistic Approach to Health Care
Your first Naturopathic consultation is 60 minutes. This is so we can take the time to understand you as a whole. This time enables us to understand what is going on inside and outside your body, to explain this to you, and to devise a plan for dealing with current problems, whilst preventing others.
As a Naturopath Lisa has trained and is qualified in the following areas:
-Food and Dietary Analysis
-Pathology Testing and Interpretation
-Swedish Relaxation Massage
The Art and Science of Naturopathy carefully entwined - take a journey to discuss your ailments, identify the causes and obstacles, and gently correct these - so the body can heal itself.
What is classified as an obstacle?
*Are your elimination pathways as effective as they could be? bowels / skin / respiration
(burping? Got gas? Abdominal pain? Constipation or diarrhoea? Suspect food intolerances?)
*Is your immune system balanced?
(hay fever? sinus congestion? seasonally affected? intolerance to some foods? bloating and gas after certain foods?)
*Are you stressed? anxious? irritable?
-Trouble with sleep onset or maintenance? - Snapping at your loved ones? - avoiding certain situations?
.. is it affecting your quality of life?
*Are you absorbing the Nutrition from the food you eat?
(lack of energy? burping? bloating? slow wound healing? Muscle loss? Memory and mood issues?)
*Does your diet provide the nutrition you need for your health conditions that you are managing?
- What's the right one for you? - what should you stay clear of?
(paleo, Mediterranean, GAPS, vegetarian, vegan, raw, low fat, high fat, FODMAPS, low salicylate, gluten free, anti-inflammatory, low GI, DASH .. the list goes on!)
- What nutritional needs do you need to consider when making these decisions?
Whats right for you could cause health issues for someone else .. ensure you make an informed decision by discussing this with your Naturopath and other health practitioners.
Common conditions people seek Naturopathic Treatment for:
-improved tolerance to environmental and food allergens
-improved blood results (liver function tests / vitamin D / blood glucose / lipid profile / autoimmune disease)
-relief from joint issues such as arthritis (OA or RA)
-relief from pain and fatigue states such as; fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, adrenal exhaustion.
-dietary guidance for digestive disorders; IBS, Crohns disease, Gluten Intolerance, SIBO, Intestinal Permeability etc.
-natural allergy relief
-sleep challenges (onset and maintenance)
-cardiovascular and thyroid dietary guidance
The Art of Naturopathy: Each treatment goal can be achieved several ways.
Carefully selected remedies and diet / lifestyle advice to match with you as an individual
= Personalised treatment
Clinical Nutrition, Herbal Tinctures, Herbal Teas, Nutraceuticals (vitamin and herb capsules / tablets), Celloid mineral therapy, gentle detox programs, Flower essences, fresh air, exercise, relaxation of the mind and body (including swedish massage and Reiki).
We are all individuals with different likes, tastes, needs and goals – shouldn’t your health program be tailored to the individual that you are?