FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health which is based on the belief that with the right environment, the body has an ability to heal itself.

Naturopaths are trained extensively in functional testing, nutrition, herbal and homeopathic medicine. Many Naturopaths have a strong focus on prevention of illness as well treating chronic diseases and providing alternative medicines such as herbs, nutritional supplements and dietary advice, to help you get the most out of life.

Do I Need a Referral?

You don’t need a doctors referral in order to see a Naturopath.

Can I claim the cost on medicare?

Naturopathy isn’t claimable on the medicare system, however if you have private health insurance, you may be able to claim back a portion of your consultation fee. This depends on your level of cover. We are registered with all major health funds.

I am on medications, do I need to discuss this with the practitioner?

During your consultation your naturopath will go over all of your current medications, at no point will they recommend you stop taking a medication without your Doctors prior consent.

How many consultations will I need?

This greatly depends on the complexity of your condition, some people may only need 2 appointments whilst others with more chronic conditions may benefit from a more long term approach. It’s important to remember that your body took time to develop ill health and it will take time to repair!

What should I expect during a consultation?

Your naturopath will take an extensive case history and spend some time reviewing any relevant lab results you have, they will also take a full diet analysis and discuss with you your health goals. They will then work out a plan and guide you with a way forward to reach your health goals.

How long will it be before I notice any improvements in my health?

This will depend on many different factors including how long you have had your health condition, your age, the severity of your symptoms and your overall vitality. You may find that some symptoms improve within a week or so, whilst other symptoms can take longer. Most natural remedies are not a ‘quick-fix’ solution and unlike pharmaceuticals they work on healing the body as a whole.

Will you recommend supplements such as vitamins and minerals?

Most probably we will be recommending some supplements such as herbs, vitamins and/or minerals to help restore your health and reduce symptoms. Supplements are one important component of a healthy lifestyle which also includes stress management, exercise, sleep and good nutrition. On their own, supplements are no miracle cure, but they are far less dangerous than prescription drugs.

Why do I need supplements? Shouldn’t I be getting enough from my diet?

There are many reasons why most people do not have a diet adequate enough to support their health. Firstly our soil is depleted in minerals due to over farming and pesticide use, our fruits and vegetables also have a long transit time. Some foods are stored for weeks even months before they hit our supermarkets and the nutritional content gets depleted the longer this produce takes to get to us.  This is one of the reasons we highly recommend buying form your local farmers market whenever possible.

What is the difference between pharmacy purchased supplements and the ones you will recommend?

We only use high quality ‘practitioner only’ supplements which are of superior quality to anything you can purchase from a pharmacy. We also ensure that the ‘type’ of nutrient is one the body can absorb easily.

How do I pay?

We accept cash, eftpos or credit cards.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

We require 24 hours notice in order to cancel your booking without you incurring a fee. This enables us to refill your appointment and help someone else in need.

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