What is a Naturopath?
Naturopathy is an umbrella term which includes the use of herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle advice and emotional support. Naturopathy focuses on addressing not only the physical aspects of dis-ease but also the emotional.
Naturopathy focus on re-establishing balance in the body by treating the underlying cause of illness and not just the symptoms that have presented.
Abbie has a passion for providing her clients with individualised treatment plan specific for there needs, concerns and budget.
For each and every client a personalised treatment plan is formulated to address your specific health concerns. A treatment plan will often include dietary advice, lifestyle recommendations, in some instances nutritional supplements or Herbal medicines maybe necessary to help achieve the desired health outcome.
Naturopathy can address most areas of health concerns but can also help promote general wellness. Some conditions commonly addressed include, but are not limited to:
- Digestive Issues
- Sleep problems
- Auto-immune related conditions
- Chronic Fatigue and general Fatigue
- Hormonal problems
- Skin conditions such as Acne and eczema
- Poor immune health
- PCOS- Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Skin Conditions
- Chronic disease states
- Mood disorders such as Anxiety and depression
- General health advice
Abbie has a particular interests and extensive knowledge in all areas of Digestive Issues, Auto-Immune diseases (particularly Thryoid and Rheumatoid Arthritis), Mental Health such as Anxiety and Depression and Women’s Reproductive Health concerns.
Naturopaths follow the “Naturopathic principles”
- First Do No Harm
- Treat the cause of disease, not just signs and symptoms
- Support the healing power of nature
- Treat the whole person
- Emphasise prevention is better than cure
- Doctor as teach, share knowledge and educate clients- Education is extremely important to Abbie as she feels it important for her clients to understand how disease processes work, how symptoms present and why and what they can do to improve/resolve their health concerns.