Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health and wellness. It aspires to stimulate the body’s innate healing ability. It aims to prevent disease before it manifests. Naturopathy uses lifestyle modifications, nutritional medicine and herbal medicine to achieve results. Naturopaths go above and beyond to help treat the underlying cause of conditions, not just the symptoms. Results are often seen in many aspects of the clients life. Not just their initial complaint. Naturopaths treat both acute and chronic conditions and is suitable for all ages.
Naturopaths practice by the following 6 principles. Do they resonate with you?
- The Healing Power of Nature – Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
- Identify and Treat the Causes – Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
- First Do No Harm – Utilise the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.
- Doctor as Teacher – Educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
- Treat the Whole Person – View the body as an integrated whole.
- Prevention – Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
In a naturopathic consultation, you spend approximately 45 minutes- 1 hour explaining and discussing your health history and your health needs. This allows for a thorough understanding as well as an insight into what needs to be changed to prevent disease from developing. Treatment plan to be developed and actioned over a period of weeks or months.
Our naturopaths are all accredited with Advanced Diplomas and many have Bachelor’s degrees and beyond. Our naturopaths are also association registered, many offering rebates if you have a private health fund. Naturopaths work alongside your GP or other health professional to offer you the best care.
Remedial Massage is the art of manipulating the soft tissues of the body to help relieve pain, improve blood flow and address both acute and chronic injuries. A Remedial massage therapist is trained to systematically assess and treat muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue within the body to help to reduce and eliminate pain as well as assisting to restore function and mobility to the affected area. Remedial massage works by softening and lengthening muscles tissue that may have become tight and restricted due to over use, lack of use, poor posture or a recent injury. Remedial massage helps to balance the tissues in the body, this in turn releases tension on stressed joints and allows the return to a normal position, increasing range of motion and relieving pain in joints. Remedial massage also assists in the break down of scar tissue, blockages and/or adhesions in soft tissue which may be the result of injury, by doing this, blood circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid is increased which can help to speed up recovery time and help to reduce and/or eliminate chronic pain.
Remedial massage is something that can benefit everyone especially for those who sit at a desk for an extended period of time, those who are on their feet all day or those who engage in a lot of physical activity or strenuous work. Our bodies are constantly adapting to both the physical and emotional stress we put them through in our day-to-day routines. Massage can be extremely beneficial for everyone; helping to reduce stress, relieve those niggling aches and pains that pop up from time to time and improve general health and well being. Have you book in for your massage yet?
A light touch, whole body treatment technique that works on the body’s craniosacral system to support and nourish the central nervous system – improving overall health and well-being. A complementary method of hands-on body work that works with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources. Benefits include: alleviation of aches and pains; improving coping mechanisms to allow for better stress management; improving the body’s ability to self-care; and may produce profound, positive changes.
Functional pathology tests investigate different aspects of our physiology including:
- Nutritional status
- Biochemical pathway activity
- Metabolic efficiency
- Hormonal balance
- Different aspects of gut health
How does functional pathology testing differ from general pathology testing?
Functional pathology testing is designed to assess the efficiency of normal physiological function as well as nutritional status and genetics. This differs from“General” pathology testing (such as blood tests), scans and other investigative procedures (such as colonoscopies) which are designed to screen for disease states. For example: A colonoscopy can detect intestinal diseases but gives no info about a person’s absorption efficiency. An Intestinal permeability test gives specific information on how well a person is absorbing their nutrients. Another example: A blood test for oestrogen levels gives no info about oestrogen metabolism. An oestrogen metabolite test gives info about how efficiently the body is processing oestrogen and clearing it from the body.
It is a complementary medicine that is specific to each individual and remedy selection is determined in relation or accordance to individual’s physical, emotional, mental manifestation and other factors such as lifestyle choices. It is not determined by the symptoms but by the person being treated. This modality began over 200 years ago and was pioneered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann from Germany. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation and is widely use by people all over the world to attain better quality of health.
Homeopathic remedies are derived from plant origins and other natural sources. Evidence based trials are tested on humans never on animals. Each ingredient used is diluted in multitudes using a process called potentization, which extracts the toxic substance to make the remedy pure and more effective. Homeopathy is an integrated form of treatment which can be use with conventional medicine without side effects.
Homeopathic remedies stimulate the human body systems to initiate healing processes so that vital force can be restored once again and promote healthy living.
Energy Healing & Kineseology
Kinesiology is a holistic natural therapy that combines the knowledge and theories from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western natural modalities to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. These aspects are all interconnected, so a problem in any one area will, over time, manifest imbalance in other areas. The therapist uses muscle testing as a tool to find information about the client’s wellbeing by detecting where the particular imbalance is located. The information gained this way can be quite specific and it can give the information on the best strategy to assist the body to reinstate balance.
Results are often profound, immediate and life changing. Kinesiology offers an opportunity to lighten the load we carry by reducing overall stress, increasing energy & vitality, clearing acute / chronic pain, improving posture & emotional attitudes/outlook on life, managing stress better & manifesting personal & professional goals faster. Kinesiology is for anyone who is ready to take responsibility for their experiences in life by empowering the client to take control of their life.
Iridology is the study of the Iris, the complex musculovascular coloured part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. The iris contains dilator muscles that cause dilation in response to stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, constrictor muscles that constrict the pupil in response to the parasympathetic nervous system and over 28,000 individual nerve fibres. The muscles of the iris are the only muscles in the body derived from neuroectoderm, the same tissue found in the brain and spinal cord. Many health professionals believe this similarity reflects genetic inheritance.
The iris is the summation of our inborn characteristics. It represents the reactive capability of an individual, which in turn determines their capacity for adaptation physically, mentally and emotionally. Every part of the iris is connected (by a potential reflex action) to the organs and tissues in our body. If an organ has a tendency for weakness, or perhaps there may be an inherited family predisposition, this may be revealed in the corresponding location of the iris.
It is important to note that Iridology is an effective health screening tool used by health practitioners to determine the potential for certain constitutional strengths and weaknesses. It is not a diagnostic tool to diagnose disease. By looking into the eyes, practitioners can gain great insight into how to best optimise the health of an individual. If you would like to know more about what your eyes reveal, please book an appointment with one of our iridology practising Naturopaths at Mr Vitamins today.