Naturopathy is natural medicine healthcare that incorporates a wide range of alternative & complementary therapeutic treatments, to prevent and treat acute and chronic health problems holistically. While there may be a place in treating the symptoms to provide relief, the aim is always to identify the root cause of dis-ease, and treatment is focused on encouraging and supporting a person's innate self-healing processes, promoting a return to optimal health long-term.
Naturopathic alternative therapeutic methods include holistic nutritional advice, dietary enhancements, tailor made liquid herbal formulas, beneficial lifestyle recommendations, and where needed, high quality practitioner-only supplements. All products used are backed by scientific research to ensure their full efficacy and absorption into your body, to boost your health.
Herbal medicine is an integral part of natural medicine, that has a long history of use. Today scientific research is increasingly validating herbal medicine as we seek to understand the active chemistry of medicinal plants. Each plant contains many active ingredients that work synergistically to stimulate or strengthen the body's normal functions, and innate healing processes. These active ingredients or nutrients include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, essential fatty acids and flavonoids. Herbal actions include immune boosting actions, supporting the body's stress response & nervous system, enhancing cognitive function, modulating hormone production, supporting the body's circulatory or cardiovascular system, and much more.
Iridology is the study of the iris, and is used as an additional health analysis tool during your naturopathic consultation. Essentially, the iris provides a map of the body, with different areas representing different organs or body systems. While we do not use iridology to diagnose any conditions, it is a tool that is extremely useful to provide supporting information relevant to your health. For example, iridology analysis may indicate weak areas within the body, which may need further assessment or need to be supported as part of your treatment.
Iridology becomes a powerful tool to track your progress as subtle changes can be seen in the iris as health and wellbeing improves.
The iridology analysis forms just one part of your in-depth naturopathic consultation; it is combined with a detailed case take of your medical history, diet & nutritional status, and other physical examinations (e.g. vital signs, nail and tongue analyses, & blood/urine/saliva testing when appropriate).
Note: available only at face-to-face consultations.
Food is medicine and here at the Harmony Health Clinic we see on a daily basis how the food we eat either nourishes us in mind, body & spirit, or it contributes to dis-ease. There is no one diet that suits us all so every client treatment plan will incorporate tailored dietary recommendations to enhance your nutritional status & your overall wellbeing. Our holistic approach to nutrition is a collaborative process, to ensure recommended dietary enhancements are ones you are able to commit to & fit into your current lifestyle.
Regular therapeutic & relaxation massage offers immense health benefits, on a physical, mental & spiritual level.
We specialise in therapeutic & relaxation massage, providing an effective treatment for sore muscles related to stress & tension, and promoting the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest) which offers immeasurable benefits given the hectic pace of life today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The first wealth is health"