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  • A Naturopathic Consultation is holistic and assesses the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. For example from a Western Medical Perspective you may be medically diagnosed with hypothyroidism however, from a Naturopathic Medical Perspective your diagnosis might be;

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    • Decreased Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) due to "Functional Hypothyroid"
    • Poor breakdown of fats and increased visceral adiposity due to a "Sluggish Liver".
    • Excess cravings for carbohydrates due to “Insulin Resistance” and "Functional Hypoglycemia"
    • Long term stress leading to "Adrenal Exhaustion", cortisol spikes and resultant weight gain
    • Long term stress leading to “Nervous System Exhaustion” and emotional eating
    • Nutritional deficiencies of Iodine, EFAs, selenium
    • Excess Bioaccumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as fluoride, aluminium and  BPA leading to a disruption of thyroid hormone production. 

    Thus

    Naturopathic Treatment Principles 

    • Tonify the thyroid to boost BMR
    • Improve insulin sensitivity
    • Balance blood sugar
    • Tonify the adrenal gland
    • Nourish the nervous system
    • Replace nutritional deficiencies
    • Treatment in the terms of dietary, lifestyle, supplement and herbal medicine recommendations are then derived from these treatment principles.

    Addtional Protocols

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

    As an Acupuncturist, I will also diagnose your Pattern of Disharmony according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. In obesity, it may be for example Cold Damp accumulation due to Spleen Qi and Yang Deficiency. I will prescribe Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Chinese Dietary Therapy to treat your Pattern of Disharmony. Rather than prescribing Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas, I specialise in preparing Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulations in organic 1:1 high practitioner strength extract form 

    Once I have confirmed a Naturopathic Diagnosis, I will then explain the Naturopathic Causes of your condition from a Naturopathic Perspective so that you will be motivated to remove these causes to the best of your ability and have a better chance for cure, depending also, on the strength of your Vital Force. As the "Stress-Less Naturopath" I tailor a Health Management Solution to suit your lifestyle.

    I am trained in pharmacology, herbal and supplement contraindications and drug/nutrient, drug/herb interactions. I can prescribe safely if you are pregnant and breastfeeding or on medication. As a Herbalist and Nutritionist I specialise in matching the pharmacological actions of drugs with natural alternatives using compounds found in food and herbs. I will always give dietary advice and assess your diet for nutritional deficiencies.

    Classical Homeopathy

    As a classical homeopath I may also prescribe what are described as your constitutional remedy, an acute lesional remedy or drainage remedy.

    What to expect during a Naturopathic consultation?

    At either a consult in person or an online consultation I will

    Discuss your presenting symptoms

    • Discuss any medications that you take to ensure that there are no drug/nutrient or drug/herb contraindications with proposed or current treatment
    • Discuss your past health history
    • Discuss your family history
    • Ask you questions about relevant body systems to gain a better understanding of your condition
    • Perform nail analysis and tongue and pulse diagnosis to asses for mineral deficiencies (For online consult you will need to email photo of tongue)
    • Perform Iridology (for online consult you will need to attach photo of left and right iris)
    • Take your blood pressure
    • May recommend blood or other tests
    • Explain the Naturopathic Causes of your health issues from a Naturopathic Medical Perspective
    • Provide a diagnosis from a Chinese Medical Perspective
    • Prescribe treatment in the terms of diet, (including Chinese dietary therapy), lifestyle, herbal medicine, homeopathy and supplements in the form of an email prescription.
    • Provide ongoing support through www.carahealth.com Online Naturopathic Health Resource and Consultant Services.
    • Face-to-face consultation includes acupuncture according to your Pattern of Disharmony.

    For further details contact Carina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

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