Children can benefit greatly from holistic medicine.
Provided the practitioner is qualified to a high standard and the medicines prescribed are manufactured correctly and therefore of a high standard, there is only benefit to be had from a holistic approach to your child's health problem.
Holistic healthcare is a system of medicine that looks beyond the body symptoms of the health problem and aims to understand the causes, and then offers care to resolve these underlying causes. Prevention of further illness and a focus on vitality and general wellness are important foundations of the care in holistic medicine.
When prescribed by a qualified practitioner, Holistic medicine is safe and effective care for your child.
For many parents the idea of consulting a herbalist to care for the health of their beloved child raises many questions.
A: Our Medical Herbalist Cath Minter has been trained in Australia to a high standard and complies with all governmental regulations for registration as a qualified Medical Herbalist with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society and The National Herbalists Association of Australia
A:Herbalists rely on two sources for evidence to validate their use of herbs for different conditions - scientific and traditional.
A respectable amount of clinical research to date suggests that holistic medicine is a safe and effective way to manage children's ailments and ongoing research continues to build on this type of evidence.
Clinical evidence and traditional knowledge also strongly supports the use of herbal and nutritional medicine in the care of children.
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 in the beginning, with 3 monthly follow-ups as things improve. Ultimately full resolution of the health problem is exprcted 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.