What can naturopathy treat ?
Naturopathy uses a wholistic approach to treatment incorporating body, mind and soul treating a whole range of conditions, spending time to find the cause rather than just treating the symptoms.
I love seeing children ! Naturopathy is fantastic as it is very gentle and safe and children respond well to treatment. I can provide great options for reflux, colic, immune support, weak digestion, colds and flu, sleeping and anxiety , food intolerances, allergies and learning difficulties as well as nutritional advice to keep your children healthy and well from babies through to school age.
As children become teenagers, their lifestyle changes dramatically. There are extra demands of school, social and work life. At the same time, their brains are rewiring, hormones are changing and their bodies are under mental, emotional and physical pressure. During this time, they may need assistance with, skin conditions and weight management, low energy and improving sleep pattern, boosting the immune system, stress, anxiety and depression, hormone balance & mood.
Naturopathy is fantastic for all things horm related from regulating periods, resolving PMS, natural contraceptive options, relieving period pain and cramping, PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid health and weight management, auto-immune conditions, pregnancy, post partum health, breastfeeding, peri-menopause and menopause as well as depression and anxiety.
These are one of the most common conditions people present with, digestive disorders such as IBS, IBD, leaky gut, food intolerances and allergies respond well to naturopathic treatment. The gut is the most important organ in the body in terms of assimilation and absorption of nutrients so its health is fundamental to your overall health and wellbeing. There is exists a gut-brain axis which has also linked anxiety and depression to poor gut health.
Chronic Immune Dysfunction
If you find you are constantly getting cold and flu, sore throats, infections, or picking up every bug which is going around, generally your immune system needs a bit of assistance, herbal medicine and/or supplements are great for this, there are some great immune herbs like echinacea and andrographis which work wonders ! If you have been prescribed antibiotics then you gut flora is most probably in need of some specific probiotics. Digestive health is paramount ... 70% of our immune system resides in our gut.
Stress & Insomnia
So many of us are overwhelmed by what needs to be done every day. Our nervous system can very quickly become depleted and people find themselves becoming irritable, fatigued, moody, and sleepless. Naturopathy can help support the nervous system and adrenals and help you to cope with stress better.