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Naturopathy is the practice of preventing, assessing and treating conditions of the human mind, body, and soul. By integrating conventional health sciences with a range of natural therapies and traditional medicines, naturopathy treats the patient’s mental, emotional and physical states for a lasting effect.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY CONSULTATIONS – COSTS, TIME, WHAT TO BRING.

Your first consult will go for approximately 60 minutes and cost $245. In this time, we go over family history, past and present illnesses, a thorough understanding of each body system, mineral assessment, diet, and lifestyle analysis. From this consultation, I spend time on creating a tailored treatment plan; with diet, lifestyle, nutritional and herbal considerations to help you improve your health.

If you have any recent (within the last 6-12 months) blood tests, scans, or reports; these are great to bring in and give me an in-depth understanding of your case.

Also, a list of all medications, pharmacy medicine, and any other vitamins, minerals, or herbal preparations you are taking.

Any information is useful, some people will write down what is going on, so they can remember everything, the more information you have the easier it is to get an understanding of your history and exactly what is going on.

On booking your appointment you will receive an email introducing you to the clinic and details on how to find us.

Follow up consultations take around 30minutes, during the consult, we discuss progress and changes over the last few weeks, positive or negative. We then reassess your health goals and look at any other adjustments that may need to be made to the diet.

CAN I CLAIM FOR MY CONSULTATIONS WITH MY PRIVATE HEALTH FUND?

Unfortunately, you can no longer claim for Naturopathy. These changes came into effect on April 1, 2019. However, after public backlash, there will be a review of the data and research and we hope to see Naturopathy return to private health as a claimable item.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN NATUROPATHY, NUTRITION, AND HERBAL MEDICINE HELP WITH?

Naturopaths are trained to work effectively and safely with numerous complaints in any person of any age including:

  • Acne
  • Allergies, sinusitis, hay fever
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis Rheumatoid/Osteo joint aches and pains
  • High cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood glucose
  • Weight management, weight gain or loss
  • Menopause
  • Women’s health, PMS, painful periods, PCOS, endometriosis & fibroids
  • Digestive disorders, bloating, cramping, food intolerances, constipation, pain, IBS, Chron’s, Ulcerative colitis
  • Hormonal disturbances, thyroid complaints, adrenal exhaustion
  • Fertility and preconception care
  • Migraines, headaches
  • Common cold, flu, ear infection, cold sores

HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS WILL I NEED?

There is no set amount of appointments as it depends highly on the individual and the presenting complaint. If a client follows diet and lifestyle changes and maintains supplements there is a higher chance of improving their condition quicker. Common cold and things like digestive upsets (bloating/constipation) changes are noted very quickly within 7-10 days. However long-standing complaints like high cholesterol or reproductive complaints can take longer.

It’s different for everyone and no two people are the same and they often respond differently, if you are concerned we can discuss the prognosis within the consult.

Naturopathy is about long-term natural healing, some conditions have taken years to develop and can respond a little slower, but the results are long term.

This will be discussed within each consult.

HOW IS A NATUROPATH DIFFERENT FROM MY GP? CAN I SEE A NATUROPATH IF I AM ALSO SEEING A GP?

A GP has more training in the medical sciences, will often give you a 10 to 20min consultation and prescribe drugs or minor lifestyle modifications; they also have a different philosophy and methodology of practice.

Naturopaths do not replace GPs. A naturopath offers an alternative philosophy and methodology for improving health and wellness. Naturopaths will spend longer understanding the patient’s needs. We will use nutritional and herbal medicine, which have shown to be well tolerated and subtly modify the internal environment, as well as recommending lifestyle and dietary modifications.

When Naturopaths and GP’s work together each factor of health is considered. Learn more about Naturopathy

MISSED APPOINTMENTS AND CANCELLATION FEES

Whilst it is understandable that things occur at the last minute, please ensure you provide at least 48 hours notice via email or phone to reschedule or cancel your appointment, otherwise, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. Any “no shows” without notification will be subject to the full fee. This policy is in place because we have allocated a specific time to spend with you and has spent time preparing for your session. In addition, there is frequently a waiting list for appointments. If you are unable to attend, sufficient notice allows another client the opportunity for an appointment. For valid reasons, such as injury or illness, there will be no charge, this is at the discretion of the Practitioner.

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