What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy uses a holistic treatment approach which targets the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

We base our healing outcomes on 6 main principles:

First do no harm – Naturopaths have a role in facilitating the body’s ability to heal itself naturally by providing non-invasive treatments, avoiding suppression of symptoms and prescribing gentle and complimentary doses of medicines so that the body can follow its path to healing.

The Healing Power of Nature – the body has an intuitive and complex ability to maintain health and heal itself by working with nature (air, earth, water, sun) in order to regenerate and restore. By combining with a healthy diet and lifestyle advice along with other Naturopathic treatment modalities the body has the innate ability to heal itself.

Identify and Treat the Cause – Understanding that every illness has an underlying cause is key to being able to fully treat a person. We need to identify and remove this cause to enable a full recovery. Signs and Symptoms allow us to do this and they can occur on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. By evaluating all these areas and identifying the root cause we can move forward to healing.

Treat the Whole Person – Naturopathic physicians treat the whole person by taking into account the complexity and interplay between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual factors. A comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment enables strategies to be health focused and long term.

Doctor as Teacher – Whilst the Naturopath is the catalyst for a positive and healthy change, providing motivation for the patient to become responsible for their own health and outcomes, it is ultimately the patient who has the power to heal themselves.

Prevention – Naturopaths support the principles of ‘disease prevention’, analysing risk factors through detailed case taking, constitutional susceptibility and genetic tendency.  Appropriate interventions may be introduced to avoid further harm or future disease risks to the patient. Naturopaths want to prevent disease in the future and so educate their patients to support them in this goal.

Sally is an incredibly knowledgeable and passionate naturopath who is down to earth, caring and thorough in her approach. She has provided me with invaluable wellness support on everything from pre-conception care, infant care and my own wellbeing as a mother of two young children.

Sally draws from a wealth of knowledge and experience, she truly cares for her patients and strives to help them achieve their optimal health. It is always a pleasure to see her and more recently consults with her over the phone since I have relocated interstate.

Fiona – Sydney

Whole family support, Mum – Sydney

My eldest, (5 at the time), had numerous spots all over his body. We had seen the doctor and tried a number of unsuccessful ways to get rid of them. We were only successful in passing it onto our youngest (aged 3 at the time).

We saw Sally who immediately put a plan into place which included boosting their immune system and treating their spots with Homeopathics. The Molluscum (the condition) reacted to the protocol and we were spot free within months.

We have no hesitation in recommending Sally as a Naturopath, it is a wonderful complimentary way to managing and preventing any ailment that enters the household.

Mum of two boys