Adult holistic healthcare encompasses all types of illness or health problems where the focus is on investigating the causal layers, easing the symptoms and preventing reaccurance or other illness.
Many people visit a Herbalist / Naturopath to gain a better understanding of their health problem from a more holistic view point, and often work in conjunction with their family doctor. This is encouraged.
During you appointment, the practitioner takes the role of a therapeutic partner who works with the patient to investigate and provide a thorough analysis of circumstantial and diagnostic information.
A detailed, individualised care-plan is prepared for every patient during the course of the appointment. This plan is aimed at managing the causes of illness, easing symptoms and restoring complete vitality and optimal health, while preventing further health problems. Herbal, nutritional and lifestyle medicine is prescribed.
Herbal and nutritional support:
Your care-plan will detail prescriptions for herbal and nutritional supplements, if these are relevant for you. Some patients do very well on dietary support and lifestyle changes alone, other patients with more complex conditions require specific herbal medicines and supplements.
Prescribed nutritional supplements are available to purchase directly from the clinic or from your local healthfood shop.
Frequency of visits:
Consultations are usually 6 weeks apart to start, with 3 monthly follow-ups as things improve. Ultimately full resolution of the health problem is achieved and care finishes, with the patient now educated and resourced to take full responsibility of their healthcare by way of lifestyle management, correct nutrition and possible supplementation to keep well and vital.
Please bring with you any recent blood tests, diagnostic tests or medical reports from your doctor.
"Cath's initial care and on going follow-up has been super professional. Her perspectives and skills in improving my hormonal balance meant that after a few weeks of herbal care I felt great progress and after a few months my symptoms were gone completely"