Natural medicine - holistic approach to wellness based on the philosophy that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself
We believe in the power of nature to improve your health and well being and our team of specialist natural health practitioners are always on hand to provide naturopathic advice and remedies.
Naturopathy is a safe and effective form of medicine that is suitable for everyone from infants through to the elderly. It can be used as a preventative form of medicine, or to aid in a variety of conditions from an acute cold right through to chronic ailments including high blood pressure or arthritis. A trained professional should always be consulted. Being a primary form of healthcare, many health funds offer rebates for treatment.
Naturopathy seeks to uncover the cause of an illness rather than simply treating the symptoms. Naturopaths treat you as a ‘whole’ person rather than treating a ‘condition’. They take into account your body, mind and spirit, including everything from dietary habits through to emotional factors. Naturopaths are trained in a variety of health sciences including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, and symptomatology. They are also trained to prescribe a wide selection of natural medicines including herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and flower essences to name a few.
Naturopaths use a range of tools including iris, tongue and nail analysis, as well as things like hair mineral analysis. Various other pathological tests can be ordered by Naturopaths, e.g.: liver function and hormone levels, etc.
The initial consultation will take up to 1 hour. We work through a comprehensive health questionnaire and ask questions related to your primary health concerns, medical history, dietary and lifestyle habits to gain a complete understanding of your current health. If indicated, you may be prescribed some products to get started on your road to better health. If needed, further pathology testing and referrals to other health care professionals may be recommended. At Saltuary, our team of specialist natural health practitioners meet regularly to discuss our client's needs. Not only does this mean that you have a team of therapists working on your particular case, rather than just a single Naturopath, but also that we help you achieve optimum health in the quickest, most powerful way possible!
“Naturopathy to me, is synergistic with the very idea of life itself. Life is all about ebb and flow, as is the health of our body, mind and spirit throughout life. Different stages of life, coupled with different states of health, emotions, experiences and other lifestyle decisions all merge to create our ‘whole’ being. A being, whose chemistry can change from moment to moment. In my naturopathic consults, I take you – the whole & unique you – into account. I listen to your story, your history, your goals and your dreams. I look for symptoms, and perform screening tests. All this creates a baseline for which my treatments stem from.
Hearing laughter and seeing tears is wonderful in my consults. It means you’re sharing the stuff that REALLY matters to you. It’s these things that are usually our inspiration and want to feel better, to be better. The more ‘you’ that you’re able to share with me, the more personalised my treatments can be. Ultimately you are your own healer – I am the facilitator, there to guide, educate and inspire you with all that I have at my disposal. My treatments generally combine a mix of lifestyle recommendations, dietary guidance, herbal medicines, nutritional supplementation and flower essences. I may also refer you to other practitioners including chiropractors, acupuncturists or massage therapists. Working at Saltuary is especially amazing as I get to work with other in house therapists to achieve powerful outcomes for our clients - I absolutely adore what I do!” Tiina Hogg, Saltuary’s Head Naturopath
Depending on your health concern/s, these consultations are usually scheduled every 2 to 4 weeks after your initial consultation as a way to touch base and monitor your progress. During this 30 minute consultation, your Naturopath will assess how the treatment plan is working for you and fine-tune anything that needs to be.
Our comprehensive treatment plans are designed to treat each individual in a holistic way. Treatment plans usually involve a combination of dietary and lifestyle modification as well as herbal and nutritional supplementation. All herbal and nutritional supplementation, and additional testing are at an added cost to the consultation fee. For the best possible outcome, it is important that individuals are committed to improving their health and that treatment plans are adhered to.
Other types of natural medicines and remedies that our team of trained health practitioners can provide include:
Herbal medicine is the practice of using plants as medicines to restore health. This form of medicine has been used for several thousand years with traditions dating right back to ancient Greek and Roman times. Herbal medicine can be used to treat a variety of conditions from acute instances of the common cold or upset stomachs, through to chronic ailments such as high blood pressure or arthritis. Herbal medicines are a very individual medicine, with tinctures being specifically made for your exact symptoms.
No doubt you’ve heard the saying “you are what you eat”. Our daily food needs to provide our body with all the necessary building materials we need, not only to overcome ill health but to maintain the health of our body, mind and soul. A nutritionist’s aim is to uncover any deficiencies and imbalances within your body by looking for clues (i.e. the shape of your nails, markings on your tongue, physical symptoms, etc). As Hippocrates famously said “Let food be your medicine, and medicine by your food”.
Flower remedies are not new. The Australian Aboriginals used flowers to heal emotions, and did the Ancient Egyptians, Indians, Asians, and South Americans. There were also very popular in Europe in the Middle Ages. In modern times, this healing method was popularised by Dr Edward Bach, a renowned British Homoeopath and Dr of Bacteriology. More recently, our very own Ian White came up with a home grown range – the Australian Bush Flower Essences. These two, and many others are used worldwide to enhance areas of communication, self-esteem, sexuality, spirituality and more.
They work on a vibrational level, creating a deep flow of harmony within the body and its outer fields. Ever so subtle, never underestimate their strength! Essences can be used safely alongside other medicines in both acute and chronic emotional states. People and animals of all ages – from newborns to the elderly can use them – they are even safe throughout pregnancy.