As a clinical naturopath, a patient can make an appointment for ANY diagnosed condition, including a mild condition, a rare disease, severe disease states, and for undiagnosed ailments.
The reason we can design a “naturopathic treatment plan” for ANY condition is that clinical naturopathy has a different approach to medicine.
It is not based on the model of a one test, one cause, one symptom, one diagnosis, one disease, one treatment approach.
In the clinic consult, through case taking, we ask about all diagnoses (not just the latest one written on a form). We ask about the “story” leading up to the state of poor health, we ask about all signs and symptoms, including the small niggling on and off symptoms they have had since birth. We ask about their sleep, bowel motions, bloating, urination habits, blood sugar control, moods, acute and chronic immune issues, skin, circulation, stress, vision, hearing, nerve pains, tingling, bruising, hormones, menstrual history and cycle, libido, pain, any daily coughs, sneezing, mucous, reflux, headaches, cramps, reoccurring dizziness, water intake, alcohol and recreational drug use, state of relationships, emotional stress, exercise, any known genetic testing results, family history, travel history. We ask questions associated with the functioning of the nervous system, reproductive system, musculoskeletal system, digestive system, immune system, cardiovascular system, endocrinology system, urinary system, integumentary (skin) system, lymphatic system, respiratory system.
We are interested in your past health history, your birth history, any medications or unusual events during pregnancy. We view past pathology results, past and current medications, environment history, work history, diet history, exercise history, drug and alcohol history, dental history, stressful relationship history, emotional history, information from physiotherapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, skeletal therapists, psychologists, any specialists, any doctors opinions. You need everyone. All of their information is relevant. All of there information is valuable to help to explain the individual’s health case.
We ask about everything.
We want the patients to tell us everything.
Tell us your full health story.
Once we have full disclosure of all your signs and symptoms and all of your factors affecting your health a successful “naturopathic treatment plan” can be designed.
This plan may involve only requiring natural treatment alternatives for mild to moderate presentation, or it may be combining natural remedies safely working around medications, and surgical interventions from your doctors and specialists.
It is time to break the idea that health is as simple as a 5 min consult, a diagnosis and an instant prescription of a drug or supplement based on one condition/one diagnosis.
Health is not one disease. Health is not one test. Health is not one answer.
Health is not one drug, or one supplement, or one herb as the solution.
Health, life and disease is complex.
With time and full disclosure, we can work out some of the answers and solutions.
When your health is in a critical severe state, you will want to use all options and the most appropriate medical interventions available. Patients in later stages should be encouraged to use ALL health practitioners, and in Complex Health appointments we keep track of all drugs, supplements and condition state interactions and contraindications.
For more information to help the general mainstream population gain an idea of conditions and symptoms that can be assisted please see below.
Your condition and symptoms do not need to be on this list to make an appointment.
Antibiotic side effects
Attention deficit disorder ADD, ADHD
Bed wetting (children)
Benign prostate hyperplasia
Cancer (chemo, radiation, supportive)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Colds and flu
Cyclic vomiting syndrome CMS
Cystic hyperplasia CIN
Fibrocystic breast disease
Gastro-oesophageal reflux GERD
Helicobacter pylori infection
Herpes simplex I & II
Infections (bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral, protozoan)
chronic or acute)
Infertility (male and female)
Inflammatory bowel disorders IBD
Irritable bowel syndrome IBS
Metabolic syndrome X
Miscarriage repeated, threatened
Motor neurone disease
Multiple sclerosis MS
Obsessive compulsive disorder OCD
Oxidative tissue damage
Pain acute and chronic
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS
Post natal depression PND
Premenstrual syndrome PMS
Ross River fever
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth SIBO
Surgery pre and post operative care
Systemic lupus erythematous SLE
Thyroid (over and under)
Urinary tract infections UTI