What is a Naturopath / Herbalist?
A Naturopath works under the premise that the body has the capacity to heal itself if given the right conditions. Dis-ease is caused by a unique combination of factors (including biochemical, environmental, social, physical, emotional and mental factors) which are different in each person. By taking all these factors into consideration, the Naturopath aims to treat the cause of the problem. They identify and remove obstacles to the body, allowing it to bring itself back into homeostasis.
Part of the process of aiding the body to heal is to recognise areas of weakness in the body and to support and strengthen these systems. For example, if you have a cold, instead of targeting the virus or bacteria and suppressing symptoms, we work with the body by enhancing the immune system and other channels of elimination.
What conditions can Naturopathy / Herbal Medicine Treat?
Naturopathy can be applied to almost any health condition. Not only to treat existing conditions but to maintain health and prevent disease.
Cardiovascular – hypertension, high cholesterol
Children’s Health Care
Digestive Complaints – IBS, heartburn, bloating, constipation, diarrhea
Female Reproductive – menstrual problems, menopause, endometriosis, heavy bleeding
Immune Disorders – recurrent infections, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Male Health Care
Musculoskeletal Conditions – arthritis, fibromyalgia
Pre-conceptive and Pregnancy Health Care
Respiratory Conditions – cold & flu, asthma, hay fever, sinusitis
Skin Disorders – eczema, psoriasis, acne
Stress – lack of energy, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches and migraines
Urinary – urinary infections