Are you thinking about making an appointment to visit a naturopath at CK Health? Let me take you through the process, so you can press the BOOK NOW button!!
Here at CK Health we offer a free 20-minute assessment, so we can work out if we are the best fit for you. Prior to your free 20-minute assessment, we just ask you to fill out a 3-page questionnaire, so we can get a better understanding of your health needs and goals.
As Newcastle naturopaths, Cody and Cheree are dedicated to supporting you to meet your health goals. As part of the 20-minute free assessment, we ask you to define your health goals and we work out how we can support you to make this happen.
There are a few differences between the 20-minute assessment and your initial appointment (besides the cost!). During your 20-minute assessment we are really working out if we are going to be the best fit for you, and give you an honest appraisal of how long it may take, and what we feel may be utilised for you to optimise your health. We are honest and will refer you to a more appropriate practitioner if needed. We do not give you a treatment plan during your 20-minute assessment; this is developed during your initial appointment and progresses as we work together.
After you have had your 20-minute free assessment, and we have decided to work together, you book in for an initial consultation. During this appointment, your health history, medical records, and any recent tests that you may have completed with your doctor will be reviewed. Naturopathic medicine is about treating the root cause of problems, as well as providing symptomatic relief. We want to find out WHY things are happening to you, and help support you feel better. We may require further assessment and testing, and will discuss with you the best options we feel are relevant.
Often we want to look at how ALL of the body systems are working and communicating with each other, and over the course of a few appointments will look in depth at each system. We’ll also ask about your childhood history, and your family’s health history to get a big picture of what could be happening for you and your health right now.
During your initial appointment, we may do a physical examination, we might assess your diet, and we may even talk about your stools in intimate detail!
The thing that differentiates us as practitioners is our ability to personalise your appointment and customise your plan, depending on your needs! For example, if you come to see us for help with acne, we are not going to delve into major detail about your sleep. However, if you come about anxiety, sleep patterns may be of interest to us!
Your initial appointment goes for one hour. Compare this with the length of time you get to spend with your GP or specialist and you can understand how we are able to put the pieces together in the puzzle of your health.
Cody and Cheree are qualified Newcastle naturopaths, nutritionists, and herbalists, however, the additional training they have done and the clinical experience they have, has made them very different clinicians. Cody has a special interest in chronic conditions, autoimmune disease, digestive health, and Lyme disease, while Cheree is passionate about preconception care, pregnancy, and mental and hormonal health for women, babies and children’s health.
At CK Health we believe that naturopathic medicine is powerful enough to reverse chronic disease and gentle enough to prevent it.
Both Cody and Cheree are Newcastle naturopaths who deeply care about the health outcomes for you, the client, and work tirelessly to support you in this. Your personalised treatment plan reflects this. We work WITH you to determine what is going to work for you both in the short term, and for long-term success.
Possibilities for your treatment plan may include:
- A tailor made meal plan or use of a therapeutic diet
- A customised herbal tonic utilising herbal extracts specific for your needs
- Prescribing high quality practitioner only naturopathic medicine supplements
- Compounded nutritional medicine made for you
- Homeopathic medicine
- Custom tea blend or bath tea
- Lifestyle referrals such as seeing a psychologist or using a mediation app
- Tracking your food intake with a diet app so we can analyse it and see if you are meeting your nutritional needs
- Recommendations for sleep practices or activities such as singing!
After your initial visit we will set up an expectation with you for how many visits you may need to meet your goals. One thing to keep in mind is that it may have taken you years to develop the condition you are seeking help for, and that as naturopaths; we don’t provide a quick fix. Sometimes, you may have to work hard as well!!
We can’t provide you with a “cure”. Instead, we will work with you, to meet your changing health goals, support you however we can without overwhelming you or making you feel pressured. We refine your treatment plan over the course of a few visits and change your prescription based on what’s happening at that specific point in your journey.
We don’t give out pre-made plans designed by companies for set conditions or participate in 8-week challenges. We look at YOU as an individual and ensure you have the tools you need to change.
We don’t want to give you a 20 step plan on our first visit and never see you again, you can buy books or go online for that sort of support.
If you are committed to changing your health, then Cody and Cheree are Newcastle naturopaths that will give you what you need.
What we give you is:
- Personalised prescription
In return, what we expect from you comes down to 3 “C’s”:
Above all, we want your journey to health to be an empowering one. We encourage you to be an active participant, ask lots of questions, be proactive, and reach out when struggling. The end goal is to get you over the hurdles that have stopped you in the past and get you real and lasting results.
We look forward to seeing you in our clinic very soon.
The CK Health Team