Looking for an experienced Naturopath in Hawthorn?
Naturopathy is a natural healthcare profession which includes many different sub specialties such as acupuncture, herbal therapy and homeopathy. It is a preventative approach to healthcare which focuses on natural remedies and treatment methods. It has been a health modality since the ancient Greek times.
Naturopathy is founded upon 6 key principles:
- First, do no harm.
- Use the healing power of nature.
- Find the cause.
- Doctor as teacher.
- The best cure is prevention.
- Treat the whole person.
The modern day developer of naturopathy is Benedict Lust, a German scientist who migrated to start a school of naturopathic medicine in America in the early 1900’s. Lust integrated traditional healing methods from Europe such as herbs and water therapy into the teachings at the school. From there the modality has developed greatly and combines biomedical health science with a holistic view on health and disease. Naturopathy is now a popular natural healthcare modality in Melbourne and especially in Hawthorn.
What Does Hawthorn Naturopathy Involve?
Naturopathy looks at the body in a holistic way, aiming to bring the body back to homeostasis which is its natural state. Illness and disease arise when there is an imbalance in our physical, mental or emotional states. The body tries to compensate for these imbalances which brings about certain symptoms; this may manifest as a physical illness, a mental illness or even that feeling of being “not quite right.”
Naturopathy is based on the premise that the body has an inherent “vital force” by which it can heal itself and bring itself back to homeostasis. The role of the naturopath is to identify and treat the underlying causes of illness, providing the patient with the tools to regain control of their health. By viewing the patient as a whole- that is, body, mind and spirit- the naturopath aims to use the most natural and least invasive treatment to restore your body’s ability to heal.
Naturopathy is a broad modality that encompasses an assessment of physical symptoms, mental and emotional experiences, diet, exercise, social health and more. The aim of naturopathic treatment is to prevent illness, educate the patient on restoring and maintaining optimum health, support and treat any illness that may arise and reduce the incidence of relapsing into a state of imbalance or disease.
Naturopaths work alongside other health professionals, referring to and from other practitioners such as GPs, chiropractors, psychologists and other specialists when appropriate.
What To Expect At Our Clinic
Naturopathy is very patient-centred, meaning that the consultation will be
shaped around you and your needs. Your naturopath will ask a range of questions and perform diagnostic tests to obtain the best understanding of what is going on for you. These questions will try to assess the cause of any illness or imbalance in your body, or any barriers to optimum health. Your naturopath will spend an entire hour with you to achieve this, allowing a greater amount of detail to be uncovered compared to many other health practitioners.
Your naturopath will then design a personalised treatment plan that will be most suited to you, your needs and your lifestyle. Naturopathic treatment may include dietary and lifestyle advice, nutritional support, herbal medicine, flower essences, iridology, acupuncture, stress management and more.
Can We Help You?
As a very safe and versatile modality naturopathy can help people of any age, including children.
Naturopathy is very effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Weight loss
- Adrenal fatigue
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Hayfever and allergies
- Chronic infections such as colds and flus, ear infections or tonsillitis
- Urinary infections
- Migraine and headache
- Cardiovascular disease
- Constipation, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome
- Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Peptic ulcers
- Candida and SIBO
- Prenatal care and pregnancy
- Skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis
- And more…..
Wellbeing Hawthorn has one of Melbourne’s best and experienced Naturopaths on staff. If you are wanting a more natural, vitalistic approach to healthcare please give the practice a call to arrange your consultation time today. Located at 365 Burwood road Hawthorn, close to tram stops and the very popular Glenferrie metro station.