What can I expect during my appointments? We recommend that you arrive 5 mins before your appointment giving yourself time to relax. At your first naturopathy appointment our practitioner will take a full medical history and have a comprehensive discussion of your current illness or concerns. As all body systems are connected, dysfunction in one area may have an affect on another. As such the questions asked in a naturopathy consultation will be a little different to what you may have experienced before, but are all related to the symptoms you are experiencing. We will also conduct some medical assessments such as blood pressure; along with any condition specific tests.
We may ask that you to complete a 5 day diet diary prior to the first appointment, especially if your concerns relate to digestion, bowel, or allergies as imbalances in your diet maybe contributing to your issues, by bringing this diary to your first appointment we can be more specific in discussing your concerns.
Are the treatments safe? Yes naturopathic treatments are safe when taken as prescribed. Rebecca is highly trained and experienced on how naturopathic medicines work within the body and all naturopathic remedies used are all tested and meet Australian standards.
Can I use naturopathic treatments along side other pharmaceuticals? The answer in most case is yes, however it is important that you advise both your naturopath and GP of any supplements and medications you are taking. Rebecca will review all supplements and medications before recommending a treatment. It is also recommended that we work with your GP & other medical practitioners in a complementary way to improve & restore your health.
Does Naturopathic Medicine interact with current medication? There is the potential for naturopathic treatments to interact with current medications, which is why its important for you to advise us of all medications and supplements you are taking. Our naturopath will review all current medications before prescribing and is aware of potential interactions. It is also important that you advise your GP and other medical practitioners of any herbs or nutritional supplements.
What level of training does a naturopath have? I have obtained both a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition). I continue with additional studies to ensure current up to date treatments are used in my practice.
The appointment is for my child, do I need to bring them with me? Yes, we will need to assess your child's vital signs and conduct other therapeutic assessments. It is also beneficial to ask the child about their illness and how it is affecting them. We treat children from birth to teenagers.
Will I need follow up appointments? The number of appointments needed will depend on your condition and response to treatments. Most people will require follow-up consultations, and the details of such will be discussed at your first appointment.