Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of health care with an emphasis on prevention and the restoration of the body’s own repair mechanisms, using a combination of modalities. By recognising the integrity of the whole person, rather than simply focusing on the symptoms, naturopaths blend centuries-old knowledge with current research on health and human systems and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer.

The practice of naturopathy is founded on the development of a therapeutic relationship and the implementation of customised strategies based on holistic principles. Responsibility for health and healing lies within each individual – it is the naturopath’s role to create an environment for healing to occur.

Naturopathy evolved out of the ancient healing traditions of Europe, with its roots in early Greek medical philosophy. Naturopathic philosophy serves as the basis for naturopathic practice, the foundation of which is the following six principles:
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The therapeutic modalities used in naturopathic medicine integrate conventional, scientific and empirical methodologies. As naturopaths are trained in a variety of modalities they are able to treat a broad spectrum of illnesses or disease states that are either acute or chronic.

Naturopathic modalities include:

o Botanical/Herbal Medicine
– Tailored Formulas

o Clinical Nutrition
– Nutritional and Supplement Advice
– Dietary Guidance

o Counselling
– Achievable Lifestyle Recommendations

Energetic Medicine
– Homoeopathy
– Flower Essences

– Tissue States

o Functional Pathology
– Specialised Testing

o Physical Therapies
– Remedial Massage Therapy

Feeling well, vital and nurtured in mind, body and soul is the goal of naturopathic medicine. The recent growth in evidence-based herbal and nutritional medicines and functional testing continues to validate the role naturopathy plays in everyday life. Naturopathic medicine is now supported by research from many disciplines including; botanical medicine, conventional medicine, European complementary medicine, clinical nutrition, pharmacognosy, homoeopathy and psychology.

Meet our Naturopath Carmen Richards.

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What is our approach

Our approach to natural therapy and medicine is simple. We use:

Evidence Based Protocols

We are guided by research and proven protocols that get results. We belong to global learning networks and keep up-to-date with the latest findings in our fields.

Summaries of our findings and recommendation

We provide you with a clear Treatment Plan setting out our agreed treatment aims and how we plan to get you there.

Experienced practitioners

We are highly qualified, with experienced practitioners with many years of experience. Most importantly we practice medicine because we love it

Proven modalities

  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Ultra sound

High quality products

We source Organic and AAA rated natural herbs for our teas, broths and medicines. Our practitioner supplements are tested to ensure you are getting the exact ingredients and dosages we prescribe for you.