Naturopathy is a comprehensive, individualised approach to healthcare which aims to identifying and treat the underlying root cause of disease. Naturopathic medicine focuses on restoring an individual’s health by working with the various body systems to reestablish a state of homeostasis (balance).
The modern day degree qualified naturopath is highly trained and draws on both science and traditional naturopathic philosophies to assess an individual’s health status. A naturopathic assessment is comprehensive and takes into consideration various factors:
Pathology and functional test results and other investigative approaches may also be used to help establish an accurate picture of an individual’s health presentation.
Naturopathy places a strong emphasis on education and preventative healthcare and aims to educate and empower the client to understand their individual health needs. A naturopathic consultation may provide effective symptomatic relief while also focusing on treating the underlying cause of the presenting symptoms or health condition. A personalised naturopathic treatment plan may incorporate a range of approaches including:
Naturopaths like to work collaboratively with other health care professionals to facilitate comprehensive, effective healthcare approaches for their individual client.
Lee-Ann is a degree qualified naturopath with 18 years clinical experience and has been practicing in the Golden Grove area for the past 13 years. Lee-Ann is passionate about helping clients make diet and lifestyle changes that are realistic and specific to their individual needs and can advise clients on how herbal medicines and nutritional supplements may assist in the healing process and the further prevention of disease.