The Role of A Naturopath
A Naturopath is a holistic practitioner who prescribes herbal medicine, nutrition and flower essences. These elements support the body’s own healing processes. At North Brisbane Naturopathy, we focus on the body’s healing ability by strengthening and supporting the systems and organs. From this perspective, a Naturopath is not treating only symptoms but addressing the underlying causes of disease. Other important elements a Naturopath integrates to the naturopathic treatment are dietary and lifestyle habits.
Consultations begin with a detailed case history following a discussion of presenting complaints and the body system involved with the presenting complaint. Then a systematic review of the body systems if required. The assessment also considers a person’s physical, emotional, mental & spiritual health. Blood test results will be assessed if you have taken one recently. Medications and supplements that you may currently be taking please bring these with you to the consultation.
This stage is typically where most people begin their naturopathic care. The primary focus at this stage is to reduce your symptoms and to stabilise your condition
Maintenance and supportive treatment
The second stage of treatment is where we focus on treating the underlying cause of your condition. Whilst your symptoms may have been alleviated, the objective is to ensure that we can eliminate the cause of your symptoms.
In addition, patients seek treatment during important life cycle stages such as pregnancy, birth and labour, breastfeeding, puberty or palliative care.
Throughout your treatment, you may be recommended various supplements, herbal medicines or other medicines. Liquid herbal medicines are formulated on the spot and contain a unique formulation. These medications are specific for your presentation and have been carefully selected for your individual requirements.