Patient-Centred Naturopathic Holistic Health
It is important to remove ourselves from the idea that we are either sick or well, we are constantly balancing input from external and internal stimuli.
A caring patient-centred approach to the evaluation and management of mental health from a naturopathic perspective. My treatment aims to optimize mental health with clinical nutrition and supplementation, lifestyle recommendations, botanical (plant-based) medicines, and self-care activities.
The Body’s Innate Intelligence – True Natural Healing
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Hippocrates
Using various treatment options I help the body’s innate intelligence bring the body back into a state of wellness
Bioregulatory Medicine is a medical model treats the body as a whole, focusing on restoring and supporting the bodies own bioregulatory systems ability to auto-regulate, regenerate, repair and self-heal through the use of natural therapies, diet and lifestyle. Your body has an internal wisdom – an innate intelligence that runs the body. Autoregulating systems which respond to stimuli, for example a change in blood sugar. The body will try to regulate, however If this regulatory action doesn’t restore health, the body stays in a constant state of reaction. Internally if your body is in a constant state of reaction long enough, the reaction becomes chronic and by the time we get symptomatic expression there has been a 30% reduction in function.
This model extends into disease prevention, optimizing performance and chronic and degenerative illness treatments, I use the following aspects in clinic Acid-Base Regulation Therapy, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Therapy, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, Metal Detoxification, Nutritional and Orthomolecular Therapy, Sound Therapy and Yoga.
Herbalism – Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western Herbal Medine
Humans have always looked to nature to provide the necessary cures for disease or alleviation of symptoms and to restore vitality and wellbeing. By combining your constitutional makeup, your presenting symptoms and your emotional state I create a formula uniquely suited to your needs.
Naturopathy or Natural Medicine
Therapies are based on the premise that they must use the healing power of nature and should be the least invasive and as gentle to the body as possible. These methods and treatments rely exclusively on natural remedies, such as sunlight, fresh air, water, a healthy diet. Naturopathy can also be used as a preventative therapy, when you have a genetic history of chronic disease or just in order to stay in an optimal state of wellness.
We follow the naturopathic principals of:
- First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere)
- The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
- Identify and Treat the Cause (Tolle Causam)
- The practitioner as Teacher (Docere)
- Treat the Whole Person
- Prevention is the best cure
- Establish health and wellness