Naturopathy

Naturopathy

A Naturopath’s aim is seeking to restore or enhance the equilibrium of the body, through the use of: Diet and lifestyle approaches, homoeopathy, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino Acids, trace minerals and herbal medicine.

The natural therapeutic approach is intended to ensure that constant effort of the body’s life force is always in the directions of self-cleansing, repair and positive health. Naturopathy promotes treatments based on a holistic approach, with concern for underlying causes, rather than healing only with the presenting symptoms.

Importance of Natural Medicine

Various factors contributing to ill health and imbalance may be due to an accumulation of toxins and loss of energy and vitality.

The mechanism for such accumulation is as follows:
When our body becomes tired and exhausted and we experience loss of vitality, there is also a general slowing down of the normal elimination processes through the liver, bowel, lungs, kidneys and skin.  Not to mention if we are “genetically” compromised in detoxing (functional pathology blood tests are available to check if this can be an issue) This can result in retention of wastes which may not be significant over a few days, but over months and years can lead to toxicity. The process can work in reverse, refined foods and imbalanced diets give rise to indigestion, faulty elimination and consequent lack of tone or vitality in all the cells and tissues of the body. In most cases people may not have an illness, and blood test may show up fine, however they still feel like they’re not themselves and complain of feeling tired, sluggish, lack of vitality and concentration.

The following are some of the common conditions and treatments that may benefit from naturopathy:

Fertility and complementary therapies

There are various factors contributing to infertility and hormone imbalance. Everyone’s response to such factors is different which may or may not affect fertility and hormone health. However, it can’t be ignored that those who are affected are often left without answers as to why trying to conceive has become so difficult, and why their body is not regulating or processing their hormones correctly.

Sandra incorporates the complementary therapies of Naturopathy and Nutritional Medicine as part of her Acupuncture treatments to give patients the highest level of personalised care. Diet and Supplementation advice is also recommended as part of an ongoing service to ensure optimal health.

Nutritional treatment for IVF

Sandra has a particular  interest in improving egg and sperm quality, and this comes down to her knowledge in nutritional medicine.  Sandra promotes products that have TGA approved ingredients that have undergone clinical trials to show benefit and efficacy in relation to IVF and Natural fertility and gynecological conditions.  Sandra believes in looking at all the factors both for female and male infertility and recommends a Nutritional treatment plan based on a couple’s current test results, history and age, which may provide assistance.

Clinical trials

Sandra also uses formulas, containing premium quality vitamins, mineral, antioxidants, herbs, EFA and amino acids that have certain ingredients that have already undergone clinical trials to show that there has been improvement in egg and sperm quality.

Sandra looks at a combination of many factors both for female and male infertility and recommends a Nutritional treatment plan that may be of assistance.

Nutritional treatment for Natural Fertility

Preconception care is so important and sometimes unintentionally avoided by couples in the natural desire to want to become pregnant once they decide they are ready to start a family.  In most cases preconception care can form the foundation for successful fertility once a couple starts trying to conceive.

Some patients may want or need to wait a few months before trying to conceive again and work on any nutritional and hormonal balances that may be an issue as well as helping themselves rebalance emotionally..  Diet and Lifestyle factors could also be a contributing factor and are assess and implemented as part of a preconception plan.

Nutritional treatment for Pregnancy

One of the essential factors contributing to a healthy pregnancy is ensuring that your body is getting the right amount of much needed essential vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids for your growing baby and your well being.  Nutritional advice and nutritional treatment can be  incorporatedif deficiencies arise which may support the body in achieving a healthy pregnancy.  Postnatal and lactation supplements are also available, formulated in supporting breastfeeding and women’s health and well being.

Nutritional treatment for Hormone balancing

Hormone imbalance can happen at any age.  Each person is assessed based on their age, blood results and hormone imbalance symptoms, in order to be given the most effective support nutritionally.