Natural Medicine Consultation

Natural Medicine Consultation

€80.00

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;

Practitioner

  • 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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