Naturopathy also focuses on preventative medicine, which aims to help you thrive and get the most out of your health – you don’t need to be sick to benefit from Naturopathy!
Naturopathy is a healing modality that encompasses a holistic approach to health and wellness and works on the principle that the human body has an inherent ability to heal itself. Naturopathy uses the gentle assistance of a range of therapeutic techniques including herbal medicine, nutrition and vitamin therapy, food as medicine as well as positive lifestyle advice and education to help restore balance, vitality and wellbeing. Our naturopaths at Shift Natural Medicine are degree qualified, having studied for four years at a well – renowned Melbourne Colleges to obtain their qualification. They take part in regular study to enhance their skills, whilst keeping up to date with the most current and well-researched approaches to health and wellbeing.
At Shift Natural Medicine we support and welcome open communication and collaboration with other allied health professionals, GP’s and specialists to ensure that you have safe and effective treatment outcomes.
WHO IS NATUROPATHY FOR
Suitable for all ages, Naturopathy can be used to treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions including:
- Recurrent infections or autoimmune conditions
- Anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia
- Digestive conditions and food intolerances
- Detox and weight loss
- Pre-conception and pregnancy support
- Women’s health
- Endocrine conditions such as diabetes or thyroid conditions
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Encompassing a range of evidence –based and traditional practices, Naturopathy aims to identify and treat the causes of health conditions rather than just treating symptoms. This allows for long term postitive health outcomes rather than applying a bandaid approach. Naturopaths view the person as a whole rather than just their condition or symptoms, whilst offering a highly individualised approach to treatment rather than one size fits all.
A range of testing is available where required, including a thorough physical examination during an initial consultation, and referral for Integrative functional pathology testing where appropriate. These tests are often more comprehensive and beyond the scope of what may be available through your GP. This may involve:
- Blood tests
- Food allergy testing
- Stool analysis
- Saliva hormone testing
- Hair mineral analysis