What is naturopathy?
Naturopathy takes a holistic approach to wellness and considers the impact of diet, lifestyle, environmental and emotional factors on your overall state of wellbeing. A naturopath seeks to identify the underlying causes of illness (rather than simply suppressing symptoms) and utilises the least invasive treatments to address your health concerns. This includes herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle changes.
How can working with a naturopath help me?
A naturopath can support you with a variety of chronic and acute health conditions. Visiting a naturopath periodically is also beneficial to promote optimal health and disease prevention.
What conditions can naturopathy treat?
Naturopathy offers support for a variety of conditions including:
- Digestive complaints: bloating, reflux, IBS, IBD, SIBO, leaky gut
- Mood disorders: anxiety, low mood, stress
- Skin complaints: acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis
- Autoimmune conditions: Hashimotos thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis
- Hormonal imbalances: PCOS, endometriosis, menstrual irregularities
- Low energy: fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and burnout
- Allergies: seasonal allergies, hay fever, eczema
- Pregnancy Planning: fertility and preconception support
If you are uncertain whether you may benefit from a consult or would like additional information you can contact me here.
How many visits are involved/ how long will it take to see results?
Depending on your current health status and presenting concern, the amount of time required to see results may vary. Generally, changes may be seen within the first few weeks to one month of treatment, though this will differ for each person.
What can I expect during my first consult?
An initial consult takes 1-1.5 hours and involves an in depth discussion of your health history, as well as your diet, lifestyle, stress and environmental exposures. Based on your symptoms and presenting concerns, further laboratory testing may also be requested if necessary. Following our consultation, I will create a personalised prescription for you that may include dietary changes, lifestyle recommendations, herbal medicine or nutritional supplementation. Learn more.
Do you accept private health insurance rebates?
Consultations are eligible for health fund rebates depending on your fund and level of cover.
Are Medicare rebates available?
Unfortunately, Medicare rebates for naturopathic consultations are currently not available.
Do you offer Skype consults?
Skype consults are also available within Australia for follow-up consults. Following our Skype session, any discussed supplements will be shipped to your location. Private health insurance rebates are not available for Skype consultations.