An initial consultation lasts approximately 60-90mins. During this time I will pay special attention to your medical history, which includes past medical history, family medical history and current state of health, as well as mental and emotional state of health. Furthermore, side room tests can be ordered or referral to a specialist may be necessary. Uniquely, individualised treatments through naturopathic and/or homeopathic approaches are used and where necessary the relevant medication is prescribed.
Follow up consultations last approximately 30-45 mins. It is essential to have a follow up consultation to make sure the treatment plan is working, and where necessary changes to the treatment plan can be made. Therefore, in many situations these follow ups should take place each fortnight or can be stretched to monthly depending on the conditions treated.
A complete therapeutic system of medicine.
Homeopathy is a complete therapeutic system of medicine prescribed to suit the individual needs of each person. This happens through stimulating the body’s natural healing processes without toxic side effects. As a matter of fact, more and more people are becoming concerned about the effect drugs have on the body and particularly in relation to children, pregnant women, the elderly, and immune compromised. Therefore homeopathy, being a completely safe form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is a beneficial chemical-free option. Furthermore, in most incidences homeopathy is curative and not suppressive. Importantly, the aim is to equally treat the individual and the unique reaction to illness as opposed to simply treating a disease.
According to the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA)
Naturopathy is a distinct and complete system of health care. Firstly and most importantly there are six foundational principles that underpin the practice of naturopathy. These are: The healing power of nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae), First do no harm, Find and treat the cause whenever possible, not only the symptoms (Tolle Causum), Treat the whole person, Education and Prevention. Importantly, these six principles are always taken into consideration when a naturopath takes your case, develops a treatment plan and also offers maintenance advice for long term good health.