The term Naturopathy was coined around the turn of last century yet its roots date back thousands of years. It is a system of medicine employing the use of non –toxic natural therapies to achieve good health.
Naturopathic medicine is based on 7 principles for good health
First do no harm.
Nature has healing powers.
Identify and treat the cause.
Treat the whole person – i.e consider the physical, emotional, mental and the spiritual when treating someone.
What to expect when you see one of our Naturopaths
A well trained Naturopath is schooled in many facets of medicine including Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Pathogenesis as well as their specialist areas of Herbal Medicine, Iridology, Homoeopathy and Nutrition.
During this time you will be asked many questions about your life and your health, you may have an Iridology and/or Sclerology test performed or perhaps there will be a need for Blood or Saliva testing to be done or a Hair analysis maybe ordered. Your practitioner will decide this after talking to you about your health issues and deciding what further information is required for a better diagnosis and treatment.
What do we use?
So often called alternative medicine, Natural remedies have been around as long as humans have. From the first time a leaf was used to bind a wound, to the ancient folkloric herbal remedies of almost every culture, to body works and the advent of Homoeopathics in the 18th century natural remedies have been with us always. In fact many of the medical drugs that are used these days are taken from copying the chemistry of nature and then manipulating it to achieve a specific result e.g Valium from Valerian.
Seems unusual to call it alternative medicine doesn’t it.
At Brisbane West Naturopathy we have a strong emphasis on the use of Medicinal Herbs in both tablet and liquid form. We use Homoeopathic remedies, Diet and Nutrition, Flower Essences, Nutritional supplements, Amino acids, Oils and Creams and many types of body work, energetic alignments and manipulative therapies to help us improve your health.
We use a number of different testing scenarios including Blood testing, Salivary Hormone testing, DNA testing and Hair Analysis.
We are happy to be of service and we look forward to helping you in whatever way we can.