Naturopathy is a patient centred approach based on the belief in vitalism and holism. Disease is believed to be due to the loss of vitality. The vital force is reduced by physical, mental, emotional and environmental influences. Naturopathy involves the use of herbal medicine, dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, flower essence therapy and naturopathic diagnostic techniques such as iris analysis to assess the whole person. Treatment involves the following core ideas:
- The healing power of nature (Vis medicatrix naturae)
In the right environment, the body can heal itself.
- Identify and treat the cause (Tolle Causam)
The underlying cause of disease must be removed in order to promote healing. The naturopath’s job is to identify the causes, which can include physical, emotional or spiritual causes.
- First, do no harm (Primum non nocere)
Naturopathy uses the least invasive treatments and the natural life force of the person is supported.
- Treat the whole person (Holism)
Instead of treating symptoms, naturopathy treats the ‘whole person’ by considering the body, mind and spirit.
- The naturopath as teacher (Docere)
The naturopath’s role involves educating and empowering individuals in taking responsibility for their own health.
Preventative health emphasizes in building health for better, healthier lives.
The naturopath strives to create wellness in the individual and support the individual while treating disease.
High grade herbal extracts manufactured at the highest standards are strictly practitioner only, dispensed by a qualified Naturopath. The quality and therapeutic value is higher compared to over the counter herbs. The herbal tinctures and herbal tablets dispensed here work as tonics for the body, even though the taste sometimes might not be pleasant – it works on the whole body to provide inner balance.
Selected Highest Quality Nutritional Supplements & Herbs
At the Food Intolerance Clinic, nutritional supplements and herbs recommended adhere to strict ethical standards that follow naturopathic principles. Nutritional supplements are strictly for practitioner dispensing only and carry the AUST R label. Compounded supplements are customized to the individual. Information required to use natural medicines properly are much more sophisticated than information marketed to the public in advertising. The main problem is that some over the counter supplements have very low quality offerings. Low quality products are formulated according to price and marketability, not therapeutic value.
Diet and Lifestyle
Food can be your medicine. Introducing healing foods into the diet and reducing the consumption of harmful foods for our health has a profound effect. Incorporating exercise promotes stress reduction, improved quality of life and maintaining a healthy weight.
Every dietary change is negotiated and tailored to your presenting symptoms.