Are you health conscious or looking to improve your overall health? Are you looking for alternative forms of treatment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then naturopathy may be one form of alternative medicine worth looking into.
Naturopathy is often misunderstood and misconceived. Some of the most common myths are:
- that naturopathic treatments are merely dietary supplements,
- that naturopathy is not science-based,
- that naturopaths are against conventional medicine,
- that naturopaths are anti-pharmaceutical,
- that naturopathic treatments are only for hippies,
- that naturopaths are the same as homeopaths,
- that naturopaths are not real doctors, and
- that naturopathy is futile.
However, these myths are just that, myths.
If you want to feel better or try a natural approach, you may consider visiting a Gold Coast naturopath.
How does Naturopathy work?
The practice of naturopathy is founded on the principle that the body can heal itself through a healthy diet, clean, fresh water, sunlight, exercise, and stress management. Naturopathy focuses on the cause of the condition and aims to treat that instead of merely dealing with the symptoms of the condition.
A good naturopath will discuss your lifestyle, diet, background, and health history in an initial consultation.
The naturopath will then design an individualised treatment plan to aid the body in healing itself. The treatment plan may include dietary changes, herbal medicine, vitamins, mineral or food supplements, detoxification, a cleansing fast or diet.
Most naturopaths aim to increase your vitamins and minerals through natural and healthy foods; however, Naturopaths may include nutritional supplements as part of the treatment plan. Supplements can help to give your body some extra assistance, especially when your immune system is struggling.
Herbal medicine is often prepared using plant-based tonics containing natural minerals and compounds which aim to help the body restore balance.
Naturopathy is non-invasive and natural and is designed to work in harmony with any other treatments or medications. It assists in restoring balance within the body to aid it in its fight against infection and disease. However, naturopathy isn’t just about your physical health, it may also assist you with your mental health as well. Naturopathy takes an inside out approach.
Where Might Naturopathy be of Help?
Naturopathy may effectively treat a wide range of health conditions. Some of the most common conditions include:
- Menstrual issues
- Libido concerns
- Recurrent UTI’s
- Skin conditions
- Hormonal imbalances
- Gut health & digestive issues
- Hypo- & hyperthyroid
- Behavioural concerns
- Learning difficulties
- Hashimoto’s or Graves Disease
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Personality disorders
- Chronic Stress
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Trauma or PTSD
- Eating disorders
Everyone is unique; therefore, how each body reacts to specific health conditions is also different. The naturopath treats each person individually, resulting in a tailor-made treatment plan for each client. Therefore, results will differ from client to client.
The adage “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food” is the premise upon which nutritional naturopathy rests. Naturopathy is based on the belief that your body can heal itself with the right diet and environment.
The Nutritional Naturopathy practitioner will analyse your diet and recommend specific dietary changes and traditional herbal supplements in an attempt to support the body on its path to healing. A treatment plan may include a combination of herbal medicine, vitamins, mineral or food supplements, detoxification, a cleansing fast or diet.
If you are ready to try naturopathy, visit a clinic which offers Naturopathy on the Gold Coast, such as Ultra Health Therapies. Ultra Health Therapies is one of the leading natural health clinics offering Naturopathy on the Gold Coast.
Contact the team at Ultra Health Clinics to book an appointment with our Gold Coast naturopath today. Call 07 5571 0001 or book an appointment online. We are based in Southport and are open for bookings Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm.