What Happens in an Initial Naturopathic Consultation?
Firstly I really listen to your health concerns and goals that you would like to achieve.
Then I take a thorough health history, including what has led to your current health issues. Please bring along any recent test you have had (particularly blood tests) as they may be useful in assessing your overall health picture.
A Physical assessment is then done which may include taking your blood pressure, checking fingernails, tongue and irises. These can indicate areas of nutritional deficiency or organ systems that may need extra support.
Personalised Care Plan
Once I have determined the obstructions to health I will work out a personalised care plan to help restore your health. Particularly personalised nutrition is key to success. Your treatment plan will also recommend adjustments to diet, lifestyle, environment and stress reduction strategies & may also include nutritional/herbal supplementation where necessary to restore balance to health.
I may prepare a personalised liquid herbal prescription which is unique to you and your health issues. It is great in that it can treat multiple ailments to restore health balance in one bottle. Liquid herbs are quickly absorbed and work with your body coaxing it to restore balance. Herbal formulas are also available in capsule/tablet form if you prefer.
Nutritional supplements can be taken to also help restore health where there are deficiencies or extra demands due to stress, sports, illness etc. Did you know that 70% of the population is currently deficient in magnesium! This amazing mineral is needed in many bodily processes to function.
Tissue Salts and Mineral Celloids – Tissue salts are also amazing minute amounts of minerals that affect each and every cell in the body and can safely be used by anyone.
Flower essences work on the energetic emotional level to restore balance. They are also safe for anyone to use.
Depending on how long the health disorder has been present will determine the length of time and length of treatment to restore health. Always remember that improvements don’t happen overnight! it took a while for a health issue to occur and so takes time to achieve positive results (roughly 1 month for every year you have had your health issue) to improve your health by following your overal plan & having return consults to check on progress & adjust prescription as required.
Please allow approximately 90 minutes for a thorough initial consultation.
taking 90 minutes: thorough health history, current health issues, interpretation of bloods and other tests, physical assessment of irises, tongue, nails etc.. research of medications and working out treatment plan
Subsequent consultations take approximately one hour.
At first return consult take up to 1 hour fully present treatment plan & goal set to implement changes to wellness & adjust any initial work. Thereafter review & monitor progress & adjust care plan = $70
ACUTE/SHORT SUBSEQUENT CONSULTATION
30 mins for acute conditions eg colds/flu etc. & short return consults under 30mins = $45
ONLINE CONSULTATIONS via Telehealth (Secure Video Link)
If you can’t make it to the clinic or you are in another state we can meet via secure Video link for a consult at a time convenient to you during the day or Monday and Wednesday evenings in the comfort of your own home (in your pjs with a cuppa if you like, I dont mind!). You just need an internet connection or even a phone. Click the book a consult now link to book in. Choose only the online consult options and those times will only appear.