Areas of Expertise
Herbal Medicine is a natural form of medicine that offering a safe yet effective way of rebalancing the body and restoring vitality by supporting body’s natural healing processes, strengthening the immune system and elimination of toxins.
Herbalism uses the power of plants to maintain good health, in the first instance by preventing illness, or by providing healing and nourishment if an ailment occurs. Herbs also offer emotional and mental support and can for example help to calm nerves, promote sleep and ease anxiety.
Herbal medicine can be used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies under the supervision of a qualified medical herbalist who will consider all herb-drug interactions and any safety or contraindications before prescribing.
Naturopathy is based on the healing power of nature and the belief that there is a ‘life force’ within each of us that gives our bodies the ability to heal itself and to re-establish harmony.
Naturopathy is a holistic approach that considers all aspects of a person’s health, physical, mental and emotional. As each person is unique, a naturopathic approach focuses on treating the person and not the disease and concentrates on identifying and treating the underlying causes and not the symptoms of the disease.
The naturopathic approach strongly promotes prevention rather than cure. This is achieved by working with the patient to identify areas for improvement, change habits, and to design practical approaches to health. Where a disease has already taken root the approach would be to identify and tackle the root cause. Treatment would be holistic, for example a problem digestion may be caused by stress and lack of sleep
Today’s naturopaths use an array of therapies such as herbal medicine, nutrition, detoxification, essential oils, and flower remedies as well as exercise to achieve peak health for their patients.