I have never been to a naturopath, what should I expect?
A naturopathic consultation will include a detailed case taking and health history. This may involve details of diet, lifestyle, habits and bodily functioning, including specific organs, with a focus on what you are presenting to the practitioner. There will be a short physical examination possibly involving measurement of blood pressure, palpation, iris diagnosis, a urine test, tongue and nail analysis etc. The naturopath will use the given information to then prescribe the necessary advice, herbs, supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes to restore optimum health to the individual. Naturopathy is a way of life that can bring about positive change.
Treatment can involve many modalities including:
- Herbal Medicine
- Diet and Nutrition
- Nutritional supplements
- Flower essences
- Mineral therapy
- Iridology/iris diagnosis
- Exercise and lifestyle advice
- An healing method specific to the practitioner e.g. massage, kinesiology etc