What is Naturopathy & Will it Help Me?
Naturopathy is a distinct system of primary health care – a science, a philosophy and a practice of treating and preventing disease, using traditional and scientific methods to restore overall health. We as practitioners, believe in the body's innate ability to heal itself and with a wholistiic focus will support your body with a variety of natural therapeutics. Our focus is to find the underlying cause of your disease or ill-health and use treatments that promote the natural healing mechanisms of your body. In addition to the use of herbal medicine and nutritional supplements, dietary and lifestyle advice will be provided to restore balance and promote your long-term health.
We are able to offer support for a full spectrum of acute and chronic conditions ranging from acute upper respiratory infections to diabetes. We will take into account family and personal history, as well as lifestyle factors like your quality of sleep, diet, stress levels, hormonal influences, digestive health and many other organ systems that may be impacting your health.
What can I Expect from My Consultation?
Our 3 step process will have you on your way to better health in no time. Your Comprehensive Health Analysis will be undertaken by Linda Albiston our principal naturopath.
1. Comprehensive Health Analysis
Before your consultation we will ask you to fill in a health questionnaire and we also request to see any recent diagnostic tests.
Initial visit (1.5 hours) includes evaluating:
Current health problems
Stress and energy levels
Personal and family health history
Necessary diagnostic tests.
2. Individual Treatment Plan
Following your Comprehensive Health Analysis a treatment plan will be designed for you with full advice on specific dietary and lifestyle recommendations for you to undertake to start the process of moving towards improved health.
Treatments that may be offered include nutritional medicine, detoxification, herbal and homeopathic remedies, emotional support and advice on broader dietary and lifestyle changes.
Follow-up visits (45 minutes) include:
Evaluation of progress
Review of test results (if required)
Follow-up treatment recommendations.
3. Ongoing Support
Email and telephone support will be available to you throughout your treatment and between appointments to help you feel supported, answer any queries you have, ensure quick treatment adaptation, and to provide information at each stage to assist you going forward.
What is the Fee Structure?
Initial Consultation (1-1.5 hours) - $125
Return Consultation (30 - 45 mins) - $70
An invoice will be issued after your consultation for payment within 7 days via e-banking.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours’ notice. Only a limited number of sessions are available throughout the week, therefore late changes impact practitioners and other clients who may have needed your appointment time.
Can I get a Rebate from my Private Health Insurance?
Most policies cover Naturopathy and a receipt will be issued with specific provider numbers for your claiming convenience. Please check your policy to verify your level of cover prior to your appointment.
Can I re-order Supplements?
We will recommend the highest quality supplements in the form of nutritionals, herbs, homoeopathy and essences.
Repeat prescriptions may be ordered from our Naturopath between visits via phone or email. Orders will be dispatched within 24 hours and sent via Express Post for overnight delivery.
Are Gift Vouchers Available?
Gift vouchers are available from the clinic and are valid for a period of 12 months.