Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine
Naturopathy applies traditional, empirical, biomedical and scientific knowledge to optimise health and to prevent and treat disease.
The principles of naturopathy are:
- supporting the body’s innate healing power;
- identifying and treating the causes of illness;
- treating the whole person; promoting optimum health and preventing disease; and
- educating and actively engaging patients in the management of their health.
Naturopathy is underpinned by holistic considerations of human health – physical, mental, spiritual and environmental.
The practice of naturopathy utilises a range of modalities that are congruent with these principles. These commonly include dietary and lifestyle advice, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, tactile therapies and homeopathy.
The eyes are often considered to be the window to the soul.
Iridology is not a treatment therapy.
Iridology assesses the colour and fibre structure variations to determine the constitutional strength of the physical body. The colour and pattern of the iris provides information about underlying inherent weaknesses which may or may not be activated by environment, diet or psycho-social factors. Iridology may provide information about potential health issues in the early stages enabling prevention and ensuring optimal wellness.
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)
HTMA is an analytical test that measures the mineral composition of hair. It is regarded by many doctors, naturopath and nutritional therapist as one of the most valuable screening tools available in everyday and preventative health care.
Modern farming techniques, fertilisers and depleted soils reduce the mineral content of our food. Environmental toxins, chemicals, food additives and stressful lifestyle also have a detrimental effect on our nutritional status.
Testing provides an overall assessment of your current nutritional status. Hair needs to be undyed; pubic hair can be used.
Bowen therapy compliments the healing process beautifully by overriding the bodies perception of pain and pressure enabling the body to relax.
The technique derives its name from Thomas Ambrose Bowen (1916-1982).
Today the technique is practised in more than thirty countries.
Bowen creates a profound series of signals via proprioceptors that over-ride the body perception of tension, pain, pressure and the stretch length of muscle tissue resulting in the relaxation of the tissue that has been stimulated.
Beneficial for many disorders…
- Digestive issues
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Back, groin and knee pain
- Respiratory disorders
- Neck tension… and more