Naturopathy is a system of health care where the naturopath focuses on the whole person in order to discover the cause(s) of dis-ease rather than just treating symptoms.
How it works
Naturopathic treatment may include dietary advice and lifestyle recommendations, nutritional supplements where required, and perhaps herbal medicines, or in some cases a homoeopathic medicine.
Most commonly treated conditions
These include almost anything concerned with your mental, physical or emotional health. You may want a wellness consultation, or help with fertility difficulties, acute cold or flu symptoms, allergies, sleep difficulties, or digestive problems. Moreover, there may be a long-standing problem such as an inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disease, or a need for support during allopathic treatment for cancer.
What to expect at your first appointment
On your first visit, which lasts around an hour, the naturopath will assess your current health and your history. This includes an exploration of your diet, lifestyle, stress and environmental factors, as well as family members’ health. Physical examination may include checking your hair, skin, nails and tongue, checking your blood pressure and/or undertaking or recommending clinical or laboratory functional tests.
How long does it take to work with you for your condition?
It could take hours, days, weeks or longer. The naturopath will educate, inform and involve you in your health care so that you may feel empowered to gain and maintain optimum health.
Our Naturopathic Practitioners
Naturopaths at the Wholistic Medical Centre in Surry Hills are fully accredited members of their professional associations, and are registered with all private health funds that provide rebates for complementary medicines.
Deborah Cooper - ND. Dip. Herb. Med., DRM
Deborah began her career in 1984, & draws on her experience to treat any health condition and/or provide an individual health assessment for those who simply wish to remain well.
Kathy Harris – Sydney Naturopath, Functional Testing - M.HSc(Herbal Med), B.Ed., ND., Adv.Dip.Hom.
Kathy works as a naturopath, Western medical herbalist, nutritionist and homoeopath.