What is a Naturopath?
A Naturopath is a degree-trained Health Professional that assists people with their acute or chronic health issues.
They aim to:
- Try to find the cause of symptoms
- Prevent the symptoms from getting worse or reoccurring
- Treat the whole person
- Combine both up to date scientific evidence and traditional knowledge from the fields of Nutritional and Herbal Medicine.
What they don't do:
- They do not diagnose disease states, however are more focused on educating their clients to alter their dietary and lifestyle habits as a form of preventative health care.
What is a Naturopath able to prescribe?
- Nutritional Supplements
- Herbal Medicines which may be given in the form of tinctures, capsules, douches, compresses, pessaries, teas, suppositories or creams.
- Flower Essences
- Lifestyle Advice
- Stress-relieving Techniques
- Body Care Therapies eg. compress, creams, scrubs, body brush, lymphatic drainage, self-massage.
- Aromatherapy Oils - inhalations, creams, oils, gels
- Dietary Advice
Can you see a Naturopath at the same time as a Doctor?
It is highly beneficial to work with a Naturopath alongside a Doctor. Naturopaths have been trained about specific medications and particular nutrient deficiencies they may cause and can help assist you accordingly. Prescriptions from a Naturopath do not interfere with your medications and Naturopaths will often refer to your doctor for updated blood test pathology, further investigations or other health-related referrals.