Naturopathy can treat a wide range of health conditions

Naturopathy is a health modality and philosophy that aims to treat the cause of disease. Using a functional medicine approach, the goal is to find the pathway/s that are driving sub-optimal health in an individual. As each person is unique there are usually multiple systems that need to be treated in order to achieve optimal health.

A naturopath uses many tools in their toolbox and will choose certain diagnostic tests such as physical examination, blood tests and functional tests to find the cause of a patient’s symptoms. Treatments are individualised/tailored to the patient and involve herbal medicine, education, nutritional supplements, as well as lifestyle and dietary advice to enhance a patient’s own healing mechanisms.

Naturopathy can treat a broad range of health concerns such as obesity and weight gain, diabetes, painful periods, menstrual irregularity, anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalances in both men and women, skin conditions, acne, eczema, fatigue, gut issues, bloating, poor immunity, food intolerances, food allergies, autoimmune diseases, thyroid issues and pain. Therapies are based on up to date research as well as traditional remedies, which enable naturopaths to blend the old and new methodologies for a holistic healing approach.

Naturopaths also understand that treating the whole person is necessary for the best outcomes and work with other health professionals such as psychologists, general practitioners, osteopaths, acupuncturists and other specialists. This team approach offers every patient a tremendous amount of support that can be amazing when dealing with chronic health conditions.

Do you have a challenging health condition? Would you like to prevent disease and optimise your health? Naturopathy can help you achieve amazing health results.

Cameron Barker, Gold Coast Naturopath