What is Traditional Naturopathy?
Traditional naturopathy is a healing art based on holistic principles in conjunction with the healing power of nature. Traditional naturopathy aims to restore vitality through supporting and stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms. It therefore treats the underlying cause within the body to achieve optimal health, which may have been compromised by lifestyle, genetic predisposition, prescribed medication, or dietary imbalances.
Modalities used include western herbal medicine, homeopathy, flower essences, celloids, bioregulatory medicine, food as medicine, nutritionals and lifestyle advice.
What conditions are treated?
Conditions, either acute or chronic, include:
- anxiety, stress, fatigue
- skin conditions
- immune disorders, cold/flu
- digestive disturbances
- hormonal imbalances
- arthritis, sports injuries
Complaints do not need to be specific as treatment aims to address an overall feeling of unwellness.
What is the usual recovery time?
This varies depending on the individual and their condition. Acute symptoms such as skin conditions, colds or flu, can respond to treatment within days. Chronic complaints usually require more time for recovery and may take anywhere from 4-12 weeks to stimulate a significant shift. Chronic conditions ultimately respond extremely well to treatment.
Naturopaths complete a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science degree and are considered primary care practitioners.
Health fund rebates available.