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 ensures that constant effort of the body’s life force is always in the directions of self-cleansing, repair and positive health.
Natural therapy 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. 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 you 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 conditions commonly treated:
Naturopathy for Fertility
There are various factors contributing to infertility and hormone imbalance. Some can include a lifestyle of excessive stressors, over-medicating, poor lifestyle and dietary choices and untreated health concerns or genetic factors. 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 Naturopathy and Advanced 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 Medicine for IVF
The key to a successful IVF journey, may be as easy as having Acupuncture for some, however there’s couple who need Advanced Nutritional Medicine to help them achieve the best outcome for their next IVF cycle. Sandra’s results in improving egg and sperm quality and fertilization rates and healthier embryos, comes down to her knowledge in nutritional medicine and the key factors that could be influencing a couples success through IVF. Often couples have no luck with embryo fertilization or have poor quality embryos and are left to repeat cycle upon cycle with no luck. Sandra looks at all the factors both for female and male infertility and recommends a Nutritional treatment plan based on a couples IVF history and age.
Nutritional Medicine 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. Apart from using Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine additional treatments can include detoxification and weight loss program. Generally a patient may have accompanying symptoms that signal the need for detoxification. Diet andLifestyle factors could also be a contributing factor and are assess and implemented as part of a preconception plan.
Nutritional Medicine for Pregnancy
The key 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 wellbeing. For patients having acupuncture during their pregnancy, Sandra incorporates nutritional advice and nutritional medicine when deficiencies arise to help rebalance the body and achieve a healthy pregnancy. Post natal and lactation support is also provided to ensure successful start to breastfeeding journey.
Nutritional Medicine 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 during the course of their acupuncture treatment.