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Naturopathy

What is Naturopathy?
The term ‘Naturopathy’ is derived from Greek and Latin and translates “nature disease”.
Naturopathy favors a holistic approach to acute and chronic health issues, utilising natural remedies such as herbs and vitamins, alongside dietary and lifestyle recommendations.


How does it work?
Naturopathy focuses on restoring vitality to the individual which guides processes in the body such as metabolism, growth and reproduction. Traditional naturopaths do not undertake to diagnose or treat disease, but concentrate on ‘whole’ body wellness and facilitating the body to heal itself.

There is a strong focus on ‘prevention’ of health disorders, pinpointing potential areas or predispositions to disease. Prevention through stress reduction and a healthy diet and lifestyle is emphasized.


What does a naturopathic consultation involve?
A naturopathic consultation typically involves an interview, focusing on lifestyle, medical history, emotional and physical symptoms and a physical examination utilising tools such as iridology.
Areas of treatment may include:
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive complaints
  • Mood disorders/depression
  • Allergies and sensitivities
  • Behavioural problems
  •  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Muskuloskeletal problems/arthritis
  • Cardiovascular problems/high blood pressure
  • Fertility/Hormonal imbalances




Elizabeth Wakefield - Naturopath