The practice of naturopathy continually evolves, however the primary focus is to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal by addressing the root cause of a health concern.
We spend time with the patient, to understand what their health concerns are, and undertake a full health history including information about family history, lifestyle, and diet.
The naturopathic consult includes comprehensive case taking in order to determine the root cause of a health concern rather than rely on one single diagnosis. The naturopathic consultation time (usually one hour) is longer than a standard appointment at the GP. This allows the naturopath enough time to take a case history, discover any obstacles to health, and provide an appropriate prescription and treatment plan.
The concept of bioindividuality is important to the naturopath; that all individuals have a unique interaction with their nutritional and external environment. Naturopathic assessment involves dietary, lifestyle, occupational, social, environmental, and emotional considerations and their impact on health. Follow up consultations allow for treatments to be modified and tailored to suit the client and how their body responds to treatment.
The art of holistic naturopathic healing encompasses the modalities of herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, and nutritional supplementation. The addition of flower remedies, iridology assessments, tissue salts, and celloids allows further flexibility in treatment prescriptions and restorative agents. Specific pathology is addressed through the use of modern functional testing, which allows the practitioner the confidence to manage cases with the most appropriate therapeutic prescription.
Integrative Pathology and Functional Testing
Examples of integrative pathology and functional tests that assist the naturopath in diagnosis and treatment are: endocrinology analyses, CDSA, gut permeability tests, allergy testing (IgG/IgA,IgE), mould and biotoxin exposure, cardiovascular analyses, nutritional analyses, methylation testing, heavy metal and mineral analyses, genomic assessments, as well as standard routine pathology such as Full Blood Examination, liver function tests, and iron studies.
Finding the cause
As natural medicine practitioners, we treat the whole person and believe that disease processes occurs when there is imbalance or dysfunction in the body. This means that illness is viewed as a process of disturbance to health, and as naturopathic practitioners we aim to find the cause of the disturbance and root cause of the dysfunction.
Yvette is a qualified Melbourne-based Naturopath and Nutritionist, MINDD Practitioner, member of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia, and Complementary Medicine Association. Yvette specialises in the treatment of conditions commonly affecting women and children, with a key interest in children’s digestive and neurological conditions, as well as women’s hormonal concerns, digestive issues, fatigue, anxiety, and skin concerns. Yvette consults in Camberwell and South Yarra, Melbourne, as well as Australia-wide via skype/zoom/phone. Book here.
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