Are you considering visiting a naturopath?
Whether you’ve got a specific pain, or you’re just looking to find balance with your health, a naturopath can help.
The following are reasons why you should schedule a visit to a naturopath.
Naturopaths have completed either an Advance Diploma or a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) being a 4 year University degree which included over 600 hours of supervised clinical experience. Your Naturopath should be a member of a professional organisation such as ATMS (Australian Traditional Medical Society) which ensures that your practitioner has up to date evidence based training, as each organisation requires their members to complete continual professional education hours each year and to be fully insured.
2. Root Causes
A visit to your Naturopath means treating the cause, not the symptoms. For example, if chronic headaches have been bothering you, you may be asked questions that appear unrelated to your headaches. That is due to the fact that your Naturopath is attempting to establish what the root cause of your pain is. If the root cause is not addressed, it will only mask your headache’s symptoms, which means it will most likely return.
Your Naturopath wants to help you come up with a solution to get rid of your headaches permanently by treating the root cause.
3. Holistic Approach
Your Naturopath takes a holistic approach to your overall healthcare. That means approaching you as an entire person instead of just the symptom.
The human body is a complex network of systems, and other systems will be affected when one of the systems becomes unbalanced. By your Naturopath looking at you as an entire person, he or she will be able to detect where this imbalance lies and can provide you with various treatment options.
4. Multiple Options
After a diagnosis has been determined by your Naturopath, he or she can provide you with various treatment options such as:
- Herbal medicine
- Dietary advice
- Nutritional supplementation
- Iridology – to assist in diagnosis
- Bush and Bach Flower Essences
- Celloid and Tissue Salts
Many people would like to have other treatment options other than prescription drugs. Your Naturopath will inform you about all of the treatment options that are available to you to help you select the best one for your situation.
5. Conjunctive Medicine
Naturopaths have an understanding of biomedical or conventional medicine and will be working with your current GP.
If you are preparing for surgery, Naturopaths also can consult with your surgeon in order to help develop a treatment plan that can help you recover following your surgery.
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6. Laboratory and Functional Tests
Naturopaths can provide you with a requisition for any necessary lab work, whether it is for a hormone test, an allergy test or hair/mineral analysis. After your lab results are obtained, your Naturopath will meet with you to explain your results and what they mean.
Naturopaths are healthcare educators, who educate their patients on treatment options that are available to them as well as their health issues.
If you have never visited a Naturopath before, you can expect that your first appointment will last for an hour or longer. Your Naturopath will want to learn as much as possible about you, and that takes time to learn all about your medical history and details about you.
This will also give you plenty of time to get answers to all of the questions you might have.
There is a wealth of knowledge that is available online, but how can you tell what information is accurate and what is not? It can be stressful to look up information on the symptoms that you are experiencing since the web contains a lot of frightening medical information.
Instead, ask your Naturopath about the medical questions that you have. They will take the time to ensure you feel at ease and that all of your questions are answered.
Finally, naturopaths can provide answers to their patients.
Quite often people will turn to a Naturopath after they tried out every other potential avenue for getting better without any success. As your Naturopath is trained in various natural healthcare options (some like Herbal Medicine have been practiced for more than 5,000 years), your Naturopath can provide numerous paths to health – in other words, answers.
It may take time to get the health goal you desire since your Naturopath is attempting to address your problem’s root cause, but it will be worth it in the end.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing an individual who has lived with chronic pain for most of their life start to lead a pain-free and happier life.
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, IBS, PCOS or menopause? No matter what challenges you’re facing, there is help.
Chat to Marina Moscato (Naturopath and Nutritionist) from Ryde Natural Health Clinic and get the help you need, the moment you need it. Call (02) 9878 5021 (8am – 8pm, 7 days), or book online here.