What is Naturopathy?

A Naturopath aims to find the least invasive methods necessary for   symptom improvement or resolution of health issues with a holistic  approach addressing all the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual  aspects of a person that lead to dis-ease.

Modern science has established that  the body’s healing powers can be stimulated by nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, herbal medicine  and    nutritional supplements that focus on the underlying causes of illness.
Naturopathy recognizes that harmonious functioning of all these aspects of an individual are essential  and for healing to occur the body needs  adjustment of equilibrium and  regulation of internal mechanisms for homeostasis.
Because  a naturopath takes a very detailed health history many additional issues, the degree to which the levels of essential human needs are  lacking, can be revealed and the patient motivated to take more responsibility for their own needs, their health and their search for meaning.

Naturopathy aims to:
– minimize acute symptoms
– support the body’s vital force
– rebalance the system so that illness is less likely to occur in the future
– educate the patient to look after their own health and the health of their family

Naturopathy has a strong focus on the prevention of health problems and the early detection of a predisposition for a health disorder.  It can be very effective at treating both acute and chronic health issues and  beneficial  support for allopathic medical treatments.
A Naturopath has access to an extensive range of the highest quality Botanical, Nutritional and Celloid products which offer therapeutic potency with synergistic formula  incorporating ancillary nutrients which enhance the effectiveness of the herbal constituents. These are available only to health care professionals from Australian leaders in research and development.
Practitioners have access to research  from the universities throughout the world, including the University of Queensland, who have innovative scientific nutritional research projects.  They also receive  educational support and are continuously updated with the highest quality information.

Commonly Treated Disorders:
The range of disorders commonly treated by naturopaths include
– Fatigue
– Digestive complaints
– Mood disorders and depression
– Allergy and sensitivities
– Behavioural problems
– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
– Degenerative illnesses such as arthritis
– Cardiovascular problems
– High Blood Pressure
– Fertility problems
– Endocrine disturbances
– Hormonal imbalances such as menstrual irregularities, PMS and menopause


Written by Port Stephens Complementary Health

The Port Stephens Complementary Health Services Association are an Association of leading health care practitioners with a common vision for the ongoing education, nurture and well being of our society. Dedicated to the promotion of natural healing to enable our community to manage and enhance their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being.