Naturopathic doctors use a holistic approach to healthcare by treating the whole person mentally, physically and emotionally.
By embracing Naturopathic medicine and philosophies, the outcome is finding out the root cause of disease rather than suppressing the symptoms.
Naturopaths have many tools to promote the body’s natural healing mechanisms such as herbal medicine, vitamin, and mineral support, as well as fundamental nutritional and lifestyle guidance. Working with a Naturopath can be an exciting journey to discover underlying imbalances such as gut issues, hormonal imbalances or nutrient deficiencies. Through embracing modern science and ancient healing techniques, you will gain clarity on your health needs and receive tailor-made solutions to get to your optimal health.
Brendan thrives on working with clients to better understand the complexity of their unique condition and identify contributing factors, triggers and obstacles to healing. Brendan works a lot with research, food, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, strain-specific probiotics, exercise and lifestyle therapies, guided by functional diagnostic investigations (blood, hormone, genetic testing etc).
Laura really values the importance of keeping up to date with new scientific developments, and has particular interests in digestive health, mood imbalances and women’s health. With an holistic approach to health, Laura considers all aspects of a client’s health history to develop effective and achievable programs involving targeted nutritional advice, herbal medicines and lifestyle changes. With high levels of individual support and guidance, clients are able to embrace transformation and pursue their journey towards optimal health."
There are many Naturopaths in Brisbane, but how can you know which one is right for you?
The tools of Naturopaths
Working with a Naturopath can be an exciting journey to discover underlying imbalances; gut issues, hormonal imbalances or nutrient deficiencies. Through embracing modern science and ancient healing techniques, you will gain clarity on your health needs and receive tailor-made solutions to get to your optimal health.
Naturopaths use a holistic approach to healthcare by treating the whole person mentally, physically, and emotionally. There are many tools available, but the most common are herbal medicine, vitamin and mineral support, as well as fundamental nutritional and lifestyle guidance.
Boost the body’s natural healing potential
Do you feel like something is not quite right, but you’re just not sure what the next step is? Or are you suffering from a chronic illness that cannot be treated by conventional medicine? Do you have digestive disorders, sleep disturbances, hormonal imbalance, fatigue or chronic pain? Naturopathic physicians specialise in treating all these kinds of conditions.
They will respond to your individual needs and develop a health protocol for you to not only recover but to thrive. Each protocol is holistic and based around the art of healing; something that’s more complex than any herbal remedy.
Naturopaths take time to listen to your story. They will assign priorities among options and take time to answer all of your questions.
What will happen in my first Naturopath session?
Your first appointment with Brendan or Laura will be longer than follow up visits. You will talk things through and get to know each other. Your story is the focus here! Laboratory tests may be required to determine the most effective treatment for you.
Your Naturopath will empower you to restore life balance, and help you increase your energy levels naturally. It’s as simple as that!
- A.N.T.A. -
“Naturopathic treatments boost the body's natural healing potential, restoring harmony and preventing disease,”
Naturopathic medicine is a science-based tradition that focuses on a goal to restore the natural functioning of the body through the use of substances and treatments that enhance the body’s natural ability to heal.
It includes a variety of alternative therapies; herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, lifestyle guidance, mineral and vitamin support, and more. The approach of naturopaths is non-toxic, drug-free and it’s used in conjunction with established medical procedures in order to ease discomfort and empower healthy habits.
It’s a common misconception that naturopathic doctors treat chronic conditions only. While they are successful in easing the symptoms of chronic illness, you can also visit your naturopathic doctor if you are feeling fatigue, if you have digestive disorders, sleep disturbance or allergies.
The list of conditions naturopathy can treat is long. Think of it this way - whatever discomfort you would consult your family doctor for; you can also seek help from a naturopath.
What makes naturopathic doctors different is the holistic approach to healing and a strong focus on educating and inspiring the patients about all the ways they can prevent discomfort. Naturopaths are on a quest of finding the root of a patient’s illness and they take time to assign priorities among the several treatment options.
Your first appointment will be a bit longer than the conventional visit. You will be asked to
complete some paperwork and that you’ll have a one-to-one session with your naturopath. You will be asked about your medical history, about your sleeping patterns, mood, and levels of stress.
Naturopathic doctors also use laboratory tests and other data in combination with your story in order to determine the most effective treatment for you. The final result is an individually tailored treatment plan.
You should probably expect follow-up visits because it’s important to stay on track with the progress.
The most of insurers in Australia will cover naturopathy on their extras policies. Just make sure what naturopathy therapies are covered and be aware of how much you can claim.
Another important thing is that the natural therapist must be a licensed practitioner who is registered with the fund but your naturopath should also be a member of some of the industry groups (Australian Natural Therapists Association, Naturopathic Practitioners Association or the Australian Traditional Medicine Society).
The initial appointment with a Naturopath in Kula Heath lasts 60 minutes and costs $145. A standard appointment lasts 30 minutes and it costs $90.
Usually, patients schedule an appointment two weeks after the first visit. First 3-4 visits are scheduled in two weeks period, but they often stretch to monthly appointments.