SERVICES

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An initial Naturopathic consult is of one hour duration. During this time a detailed case history is taken which includes questions on your current health issues, family medical history, a review of your body systems (gastrointestinal, reproductive etc.), and basic physical assessments such as blood pressure, weight and measurements.  This enables us to identify the predisposing and sustaining causes of your ill health, and to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Return consultations are of 40 minutes duration and are generally scheduled several weeks after the initial consult to allow the Naturopath to review the outcomes of any herbal treatment, nutritional supplementation, dietary changes and lifestyle advice. These consults provide an opportunity to discuss improvements made and roadblocks preventing the achievement of desired goals. Whilst Naturopathic treatment is patient-centric, it does generally require you to undertake a process of change and may include ‘homework’ such as a diet diary.  It is difficult to say how long you will need to see a Naturopath for as some conditions are more chronic than others and require a longer treatment process.  Some conditions respond favourably to treatment within the short term (bloating and digestive issues), while reproductive issues may take more time to address.

Conditions Treated

  • Fatigue, low mood, poor concentration
  • Sleep issues
  • Coughs, colds, hay fever, chronic sinusitis
  • Gastrointestinal conditions – IBS, Crohn’s
  • Reproductive issues PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis
  • Weight loss
  • Anxiety
  • Methylation issues (MTHFR)
  • Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Fatty Liver, Dyslipidaemia
  • Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Allergies and intolerance’s
  • Musculoskeletal problems such as Arthritis

I do not take fertility or cancer cases.

The mainstay of Naturopathic treatment is holistic dietary advice which favours a ‘whole foods’ approach and uses ‘food as medicine’. Dietary improvements can impart a life long health benefit. Naturopaths study Nutritional Medicine and will suggest nutritional supplementation where necessary.
Herbal medicines have been used since ancient times, with the one of the earliest recorded written manuscripts, the Anicia Codex produced in 512AD. Herbal medicines may be prescribed in fresh, dried (teas), liquid extract or tablet form. While there is a large body of traditional knowledge, there is also increasingly more and more scientific research supporting the use of herbal medicine. This can be seen in the use of Kava to treat anxiety and St John’s Wort in depression.
It’s amazing what improvements can be made to your health through lifestyle intervention alone. This includes simple changes to your night-time routine prior to bed, which encourages better sleep onset or tips to streamline your meal preparation process to encourage the consumption of healthy food throughout the week. Naturopaths work with their patients to make small, achievable, incremental changes to improve their health outcomes.
Samantha is passionate about tea and health benefits of herbal and green teas. The simple act of preparing a pot of tea and savouring the brew is grounding, and warms the heart and soul. Nurture stocks a wide variety of organic teas and these are a very affordable treatment option.
Energetic Medicine is an emerging field where tradition and science intersect. Imbalance in the different levels of our consciousness and a disconnect between body, mind and spirit may lead to stress, disharmony, emotional upheaval and ill health. An example of this disconnection may be feeling stuck in an unfulfilling role and not being able to pursue the job of your dreams. Flower essences can help you address a number of emotional issues and restore balance. They are the distilled essence of various flowers and other materials which are prepared in an alcohol based menstrum. Flower essences were popularised by a British doctor, Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s with his Bach Flower Remedies, and the ever popular Rescue Remedy. Nurture Naturopathy uses Australian Bush Flower Remedies to address emotional imbalance and to restore equilibrium.

FAQ’s

Can I claim a health fund rebate?

Nurture is registered with the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and has health fund provider numbers with all major health insurance funds. Depending on your fund, you may be able to claim a portion of the consult, and some funds allow you to claim a portion of supplementation costs. Please consult your health insurance fund to determine whether your premium covers Naturopathy.

How long do I need to see a Naturopath for?

It is difficult to say how long you will need to see a Naturopath for as some conditions are more chronic than others and require a longer treatment process. As a general guide, traditional Naturopaths believe that for each year you have had a condition, it requires at least a month of treatment. Some conditions respond favourably to treatment within the short term (bloating and digestive issues), while reproductive issues may take more time to address.

Why is the initial consult longer?

The initial consult is longer to ensure there is adequate time to take your individual case history & family medical history, discuss your current health issues and take initial physical assessments. As Naturopaths seek to identify the underlying cause(s) of your ill health, getting a good understanding of your health history is important to formulate appropriate treatment strategies.

What costs can I expect in addition to the consultation fee?

While Naturopaths prefer patients to make dietary and lifestyle changes to improve their health, factors such as increased nutrient turnover, poor absorption, stress, inflammation, dietary constraints, genetic polymorphisms and ongoing disease states may respond favourably to herbal medicine or nutritional supplementation. A weekly amount of liquid herbs costs $25 and nutritional supplements vary in price from $20-$60. Please discuss any budgetary constraints with your Naturopath during the consult so an appropriate treatment plan may be developed.

BOOKING

Bookings can be made online or you can contact us directly via phone or email. Visit our Booking page.

CONTACT

Level 6, 641 Mt Alexander Rd.
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia
Phone: 0430 394 917
sam@nurturenaturopathy.com.au

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