Talking to a Naturopath
Having a conversation with a Naturopath will give you the opportunity to express and explain any health related concerns you might have. This includes anything from acute, to symptomatic or corrective care. The Naturopath can address the underlying cause, and suggest Naturopathy services to manage complex medical conditions and disorders. Here at Pure Wild Petal we are passionate about educating, supporting and hopefully inspiring you, to live your healthiest and best possible life.
What is Naturopathy
Naturopathic medicine is a science-based, traditional modality that promotes wellness by identifying the unique aspect of each individual. It is a dynamic philosophy and profession that recognises the interconnection of all living things. It utilises the utmost natural, but least toxic and invasive therapies to treat illness and promote healing by approaching the body as an integrated whole, in order to restore physiological, and structural balance. Above all, it honours the body’s innate wisdom to heal.
Naturopathy is a distinct and complete system of health care, and is governed by six foundational principles of which underpin the practice of Naturopathy:
Do No Harm
(PRIMUM NON NOCRE)
Utilizes the utmost natural, but least invasive and least toxic therapies.
The Healing Power of Nature
(Vis medicatrix naturae)
Trust in the body's hereditary wisdom to heal itself.
Identify and Treat the Causes
Identify, address and remove the underlying cause of the disease and look beyond the signs and symptoms
Doctor as Teacher
(Primum non nocere)
Educate, inspire and support the client in the steps to achieving and maintaining health.
Treat the Whole Person
The holistic concept that recognises the body as as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention..
In order to follow these principles, the Naturopath at Pure Wild Petal implement several services in which they are extensively
trained and consistently educated.
Herbal medicine is the oldest documented and most commonly used structure of medicine in the world today. Using plants as medicine provides significant advantages for treating many conditions.
A herbal formula is a powerful and effective medicine, that contains the active constitutes of a plant, which gives it a therapeutical effect on the body. The therapeutic activity of a plant is due to its complex chemical nature. Different activities and constitutes are found in different parts of the plants which include root, bark, leaves, flowers or fruits. Consequenquently this creates a powerful herbal formula where some, or all parts of the plant are used.
Naturally, herbal medicine offers safe and effective treatment for an extensive variety of conditions. With all medicinal interventions there are potential interactions, side effects or contraindications. Therefore, it is vital to take herbal formulas under the supervision of a Naturopath or Herbalist to safeguard maximum care, wellbeing, and effectiveness.
Here at Pure Wild Petal, the traditional herbal knowledge is combined with scientific evidence to create herbal medicine formulas suited to each individual’s needs. In order to provide the best possible outcome, we make sure we source our products from reputable companies who have very high quality assurance in practitioner products.
The reason for a Naturopath to prescribe specific “Practitioner only” nutritional and therapeutical products is to be assured to achieve the best possible health result. These products are considered more effective because:
– Most retail products contain levels of herbal or nutrient ingredients that do not achieve a therapeutical affect and the herbs can be easily adulterated. By using an auxiliary herb that may have comparable chemistry but is cheaper, such products can lose their potency due to their inferior quality.
– The non-practitioner products are far lower in quality and can easily degrade. Companies of practitioner only products are governed by high standards. And they have tested their products on a regular basis to strict quality control standards to ensure quality and quantity of ingredients at a therapeutic level.
– Numerous supplemental ingredients do not absorb well due to the poor bio-availability. Practitioner only supplements use the more well absorbed forms of nutrients, along with co-factors required to optimize absorption.
– Also, are there products prescribed with activated ingredients. This is a process where the nutrient enters the body and does not have to be converted to an active form. Bioactive nutrients bypass processes that are sometimes difficult to deal with for people with distinct health concerns.
– An important reason why practitioner only products are highly recommended is, they don’t contain any unnecessary excipient or allergens. Excipients such as fillers are ingredients added to a product to stabilize and bind ingredients. They can contain allergens, which include wheat, lactose or soy that may cause irritation and can have an opposite effect than proposed.
The fuel we give our body’s engine comes directly from the things we consume. If we do not give ourselves the appropriate nutrients, we can impair the body’s normal function. And creating an imbalance can cause great harm, making our body more susceptible to chronic disease.
A nutrient imbalance can arise from poor dietary choices, food intolerances, allergies, inflammation, digestive tract dysfunction, and environmental factors. Your body’s nutritional needs are as unique to you, as your body’s appearance. The first essential step toward wellness is to make sure you are getting the correct nutrients. We’ll help you to understand the principles of holistic and functional nutrition and know what nutrients you require. The basis of good health is shaped by the correct form and balance of water, carbohydrates, proteins, micronutrients, and fats, which eminently are the building blocks of a good diet.
A Naturopath is exceedingly trained and educated in Nutritional Medicine, to incorporate and optimize nutrition, for each individual’s needs. A Naturopath will use foods and supplements in a holistic and therapeutic approach. This might include the addition or elimination of foods or following different styles of diets.
Here at Pure Wild Petal, we put a lot of effort and time in, to do our very best when creating a treatment plan. It is vital that all individual factors are incorporated and taken into consideration. We consider factors such as your individual health history, genetics, external and internal factors, in order to provide the very best possible outcome for our clients.
A Naturopath is trained and qualified in lifestyle counseling and provides a holistic approach to health when treating a client. This can help with identifying and addressing habits, barriers, self-awareness, depression, loneliness, grief and loss, self-esteem, stress, anxiety, anger, problem-solving, goal setting and relationships that are affecting well-being.
Lifestyle counseling provides guidance and supports the very important and mental state of a person, which is a vital part of healing and disease. Furthermore, lifestyle counseling supports a client in finding and living the life they want to live in terms of overall well-being. This includes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Professional lifestyle counseling proposes direction in mindfulness, affirmation, goal setting, relaxation and exercise.
An additional modality used at Pure Wild Petal is Flower Essence. As far back as Hippocrates, those in service of health knew, that the strength of one’s mind, is what creates health or disease.
“If someone wishes for good health,
one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for
his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.”
Flower Essence complements emotional and spiritual healing, and it is a vibrational therapy that has been used for centuries. It activates and releases energy patterns by balancing, detoxifying, repairing, and rebuilding vibrational imbalances on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.
Here at Pure Wild Petal we prefer to use Australian Bush Flower Essences. They are known for their strength and vitality, and for this reason, the remedies are unique, fast-acting and successfully used worldwide. They are unique because Australia has both the world’s oldest and highest numbers of flowering plants, displaying striking colour, tremendous beauty, and powerful ancient forms. Australia is one of the most unpolluted countries, and metaphysically has a very old and wise energy.
Testing and Analysing
In order to fully understand your clinical signs and symptoms and improve your condition, Pure Wild Petal resorts to a range of diagnostic and analytical tools. These involve traditional, functional, diagnostic and pathology analysing and testing which can include:
– Iridology analysis
– Tongue analysis
– Nail analysis
– Salivary and urine analyses
– Hair Analysis
– Blood pressure measuring
– Body Mass Index
– Blood glucose testing
– Dietary and symptom analysis
– Basal body temperature testing
– Referral for blood Pathology
– Digestive testing and stool analysis
– Heavy metal and Toxicity testing
– Hormonal testing