FAQ

When at long last, we gaze into our depths, we see the same kind of enchantment and resilience we see in undisturbed nature. ~ Bill Plotkin

 

What is Naturopathy? 

Naturopathy or Natural Medicine, is a system of healthcare that weaves together traditional medicine with the most recent scientific evidence. Natural Medicine is a gift from nature, to allow the healing process of ailments as they arise from our environment.  One of the (many) beautiful things about Naturopathy, is that it is a completely individualised science; there is no one-size-fits-all solution - enter the catchphrase 'natural tailored care'.

Naturopathic medicine, is a completely individualised science. In combination with an investigation into your physical being, nutrition, environmental factors, emotional well-being and self-love practices, Naturopathy allows space to provide a comprehensive individualised treatment based upon your unique symptoms, in order to treat your whole body and allow you to reach your full potential.

The six principles of naturopathic medicine:

  1. Vis medicatrix naturae - the healing power of nature

  2. Tolle causam - identify and treat the cause

  3. Primum no nocere - first do no harm

  4. In perturbato animo sicut in corpore sanitas esse non potest - treat the whole person

  5. Docere - the physician as teacher

  6. Principiis obsta: sero medicina curatur - prevention

The Therapeutic Order considers all aspects of an individual - physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social and environmental - as important in the quest for optimal health and wellbeing.

What is herbal medicine?

Herbal Medicine is based upon a history of thousands of years of practice and more recently, modern evidence-based research. 

What do you mean by 'drop dose'? 

I am pregnant, can I take drop dose formulas?

My herbs taste strong, is this normal? 

What is the difference between flower essence's and herbal formulas? 

What should I expect from a Naturopathic Consultation with you? 

As a holistic practitioner it is important for me to understand your story, and in our initial consultation we talk in-depth about all areas of your life, among many areas of your life this may include past experiences, family health history and self care practices. Your treatment plan is evidenced-based to your needs and we utilise nutritional medicine, herbal medicine and lifestyle modification to achieve sustainable long-term positive change in your life.

Do you work with other modalities or specialists? 

Yes, it is very common to be referred to a Naturopath and likewise, if something is out of my scope of practice, I will refer you to a specialist or encourage you to dig deeper with your GP. Naturopathic Medicine is considered to be complementary medicine and I enjoy working alongside allopathic practitioners; I understand there is an important place for both styles of medicine in our healthcare system.