The plant world is an immense store of active chemical compounds. A large percentage of pharmaceutical medicines in use today are plant based in origin containing plant extracts or active chemicals that are isolated and taken directly from plants and added to a synthetic pharmaceutical mix. Why do that when the plant has it all?
After taking a detailed case history, we will prescribe herbs to meet treatment-plan goals, which might include nourishing, cleansing, and/or supporting vital organs in the work they do to restore homeostatic balance. All herbs prescribed work safely alongside conventional medicines supporting effectiveness and lessening side effects to other parts of the body.
Kinesiology is a holistic system of natural health care which draws on a blend of traditional Chinese Medicine and Western techniques to assess the whole body. It uses muscle monitoring to communicate directly with the body and assess a person's response to any stimulus. Drawing on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine kinesiology evaluates body function through the muscle-meridian relationship and establishes connections between imbalances, prioritises them and then determines the most effective protocol.
How does Kinesiology work?
Kinesiology uses a range of gentle yet extremely powerful, non-invasive techniques that activate your body’s own healing mechanisms. Whilst lying on a couch, fully clothed, light pressure is used for testing a muscle which creates a feedback response on the general state of balance in the whole body. As part of the treatment, to continue the healing process, it is likely you will need to take supplements such as herbs, orchid essences, flower formulas and nutritional supplements, all of which are natural and harmonious with body, mind and soul.
Naturopathy & Naturopathic Principles
“A system of health care which encourages and promotes the body’s natural self-healing mechanism using an eclectic approach.”
Naturopathy uses traditional methods such as fasting, diet, hydrotherapy, mind/body interaction, exercise, massage and fresh air to aid the body in restoring full health and wellbeing. It works well alongside allopathic treatments, often aiding the effectiveness.
Within the consultation, using clinical diagnosis, such as pulse reading, tongue and nail diagnosis we identify causative factors that are creating disturbance in the body. Discussion results in an individual treatment plan which will include ways to reduce toxins and cleanse the body, dietary and nutritional improvements as well as suggestions for lifestyle changes.
What conditions respond well to natural therapies?
Natural therapies can help you achieve and maintain a good level of health and wellbeing. “Dis-ease” affects the health of all your organs, even though it might be “isolated” to one part. Knowing that dis-ease does not simply “drop in”, but that it has likely been coming for some time means that restoring inner balance takes time. The body needs to heal and restore this balance and it is this process that can be supported by herbs, orchid and flower essences as well as vitamins and minerals. Many conditions respond well to nature’s medicine chest and can work alongside allopathic medicine safely to boost healing, limit effects of treatment on other body functions, enhance allopathic medications, as well as protect damage to healthy cells. If suffering from any of the following, a natural approach is effective:
- Stress related issues
- Emotional trauma and related conditions, anxiety, nervous stress, depression
- Chronic disease
- Gut issues
- Hormone imbalance
- Skin conditions