Frequently asked questions
What is naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a whole-systems approach to healthcare, as it aims to address health in a multi-dimensional way, looking at your mental and emotional health, physical health, as well as spiritual, environmental, social, and other factors. This means a Naturopath is required to take a detailed case history, along with relevant physical examinations, and interpret any blood tests or other investigations to get a well-rounded understanding of your health status.
To learn more about naturopathy, take a listen to Episodes 8 - 15 of the Revitalising Health Podcast where I discuss in detail the principles of naturopathy with a range of different naturopaths.
What does a naturopath do?
You can think of your naturopath like your personal health investigator. They will take a thorough case history, interpret any tests you have, run further tests if they need to get more information, and will listen carefully as you share your experience, so that they can piece together the pieces of your unique health puzzle.
Then depending on their training, naturopaths can draw on a range of modalities to support you with your health (i.e. herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle therapy, nutrition, homeopathy, flower essences, iridology, etc.). Each naturopath's practice will be informed by their fields of interest and experience, so some may rely more on specific modalities and less on others. I personally like to focus on foundational principles like lifestyle, environmental, and dietary factors, and then bring in things like nutritional and herbal therapies as appropriate.
When should I see a naturopath?
When you want to take your health into your own hands, but require some guidance to do so in a way that acknowledges your uniqueness and complexity as a human being. It is totally up to you who you seek that guidance from, and it may or may not be a naturopath! You may want to see a naturopath or other integrative health professional if you have sought medical or other treatment and you have not seen improvement in your health, and would like to try a more preventative and holistic approach.
Is naturopathy right for me?
Naturopathy is a very useful way of approaching healthcare in that it addresses the numerous factors affecting your health in a thorough and sustainable way. If you understand that supporting, maintaining, and optimising health involves a certain level of commitment, gradual lifestyle change, and you believe you are worthy of having vital health, then naturopathy may be for you, and I suggest you book in for a free discovery call with me so we can discuss your particular situation further.
What should I expect from a consultation with you?
You can read more about what to expect from a consultation on the Consultations page.
I think I might like to work with you, what next?
If you would like to book in an Initial Naturopathic Consultation with me, head over to the Consultations page to book your appointment. If you're still tossing up whether you would like to start working with me or want to discuss whether Naturopathy may assist with your health concerns, book in for a free 15 minute phone call so I can get in touch with you to clarify any queries you may have.