How naturopathy can help you

Naturopathy can help you reduce niggling or debilitating symptoms, decrease pain, improve energy and mood or help you cope with stress.  In fact, there are many health conditions which lend themselves to naturopathic treatment. 

The goals of naturopathic treatment at LaVida Health are:

  • Firstly, relieve your symptoms

  • Secondly, treatment to compensate for your lifestyle and/or any current environmental influences which might be contributing to your health issues

  • Thirdly, investigation and treatment of underlying causes (i.e. getting to the bottom of the problem)

  • Finally, education and advice to promote optimal long term health and minimise the likelihood of symptoms returning.

Sometimes this is a straight-forward process (for example, when treating a cold) and sometimes it’s like completing a complex jig-saw puzzle.

The naturopaths at LaVida Health believe the keys to a successful outcome for you include:

  • taking the time to gain a thorough understanding of your health (both current and past), along with your diet, lifestyle and the unique factors which have brought you to your current state of health (why this and why now?)

  • making use of medical and functional testing to gain a greater depth of knowledge of your current biochemistry 

  • getting to know you and using this understanding to tailor a treatment plan which you can actually follow

  • providing dietary advice - short term and long term improvements in your health can often be achieved through simple dietary changes. We will analyse your diet to identify any factors which might be contributing to your health issues

  • suggesting lifestyle changes to support your good health.  This might include changes to sleep or eating routines, relaxation techniques, stress management techniques, working on exercise and work/life balance.  This can be one of the most challenging areas for a client to work on but it is a collaborative effort and we believe in taking it slowly and setting realistic, achievable goals.

  • prescribing herbal medicines when indicated - we use liquid or tablet extracts of different parts of plants for their therapeutic effect. (The practice of herbal medicine is one of the oldest systems of medicine and is widely used around the world).

  • prescribing nutritional medicine when indicated - Good nutrition underpins good health. Sometimes, supplementation is necessary to overcome short or long term gaps in the diet

Depending on what your health goals are and the extent of “dis-ease” you currently have, it may be necessary to work with you over a number of consultations.  If you have been living with your health issues for a long time, it may take some time to get you to where you want to be.  Often we work in conjunction with doctors and specialists, and where possible make use of your existing pathology tests. 

So, in a nutshell, we believe naturopathy can help you feel like your old self and show you how to create good habits to enable you to live your best life.

Does that sound like something that would appeal to you?  Call us for an initial chat or to make an appointment on 03 9620 9503. 

In good health,

Kaye Wright
Naturopath and Owner
LaVida Health
Melbourne CBD

p.s. if you still want to know more about naturopathy, you might like to read the following blogs:

5 questions to ask your naturopath

5 more key questions to ask your naturopath