Naturopathic Clinic

What does it involve?

Seeing a Naturopath for the first time can be a completely different experience from a visit to your GP. Your initial consultation will take at least one hour and will involve many questions regarding your current health concerns, past medical and health history, family health history, current eating patterns, lifestyle habits and possible exposure to environmental toxins. Basic physical examinations always include a blood pressure reading and possibly others depending on each case.
Most importantly the initial consultation is a chance for you to express what it is you hope to achieve and what outcomes you would like to see eventuate.

After all the required information has been collected a treatment plan can be developed and will almost always include a combination of nutritional recommendations and herbal and/or nutritional supplementation to correct any deficiencies that may be apparent.

In some cases there may be a need for further testing including blood tests and/or pathology testing before a full treatment plan can be developed. Further testing will only be recommended if deemed absolutely necessary.

Further testing may involve a referral to your GP or more specific functional testing such as food allergy/intolerance testing, hair mineral analysis, comprehensive stool analysis, salivary hormone profile, salivary cortisol levels and more.

Follow up appointments will typically take between 30 – 45 mins and are an important part of the whole process. This is a chance to touch base regarding how treatment is progressing, ask any more questions you may have and for Melanie to make any necessary changes along the way. The number of follow up appointments needed will vary between each person and their situation however as a general rule, the more chronic (long term) your health issues are the longer it will take to treat.

At Whole Body Natural Health I can help you with:

Women's Health

Peri-menopause, Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis and hormonal acne

Digestive Disorders

Bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

 

Mood Disorders

Anxiety, depression, stress management.

 

Skin Conditions

Acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea.