What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, exercise and nutritional medicine.
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself. Using the healing powers of natural medicine. Davina will look at your life as a whole, rather than its individual pieces and seek the root cause of the concern.
The naturopath’s role is to assist the patient to find the underlying cause of illness or dis-ease and determine the appropriate environment, lifestyle, dietary, nutritional and herbal medicines that will promote recovery and long-term health.
Naturopathy is a complimentary practice of healing rather than an alternative practice. Meaning it is there to work alongside other systems of medicine.
What can Naturopathy treat?
- Gut issues, bloating and digestive problems – IBS, reflux (heartburn), indigestion
- Mental Health, particularly anxiety and depression
- Autoimmune conditions
- Fatigue burnout, feeling tired or exhausted
- Sleep problems and insomnia
- Hormonal imbalances – menopause, PMS, acne, weight-loss, endometriosis
- Skin conditions – eczema, psoriasis
- Poor immune resilience
- Brain fog
- Toxins and detoxification
- Joint and muscle aches and pains
- Nutritional medicine for specific health conditions, weight loss and general wellbeing
How can Naturopathy treat?
Suggesting lifestyle changes to support your good health. This might include changes to sleep or eating routines, relaxation techniques, stress management techniques, working on exercise and work/life balance. This can be one of the most challenging areas for a client to work on but it is a collaborative effort and we believe in taking it slowly and setting realistic, achievable goals.
Prescribing herbal medicines when required – we use liquid, powder or tablet extracts of different parts of plants for their therapeutic effect. (The Herbal Medicine practice is one of the oldest systems of medicine and is widely used around the world)
Prescribing nutritional medicine when indicated – good nutrition is essential to good health. Supplementation may be necessary to overcome short or long term gaps in the diet.