What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a system of alternative or complementary health care which draws its key philosophic foundations from the “Father of Medicine” Hippocrates and healing traditions of various cultures.
Depending on their training Naturopaths may use a variety of treatment modalities. I am trained in diet planning, clinical nutrition, flower essences and herbal medicine so those are the modalities I use in my clinical practice.
What does a naturopath do?
I’ll work with you to support your body’s natural healing process. A naturopathic consultation is longer than a standard medical consultation. There’s plenty of time to explore your current health, your health history
The goal is to improve your current health, identify and address the underlying cause and promote ongoing wellness and vitality.
Naturopathic medicine is defined by a set of seven principles that determine the methods used to establish therapeutic relationships, reach
First do no harm
Treatments should be safe and effective,
The healing power of nature
This foundation principle of Naturopathy states that it is the natural state of the body to be well and the body’s cells and systems strive to maintain optimum health.
Treat the cause
A symptom is a signpost to the underlying cause of an illness. Guiding the way to access deeper, long-term healing.
Symptoms can only give a general indication of the disease. Patients may present similar symptoms but have
By treating just the symptoms the root cause of the illness may go undetected and
Treat the whole person
A differential diagnosis will take into account not just the disease but other aspects of health which include environmental, physical, emotional, mental and social. In this
Naturopaths will work with a patient to assess risk factors such as heredity and individual susceptibility to illness to determine appropriate interventions for the prevention of illness.
Wellness is not just being free from disease. It implies a balance between every level of being – body, mind
These are health conditions which often come on suddenly, and generally would be expected to be resolved quickly with no ongoing health issues. Examples of acute conditions treated
These conditions have often been an issue for a while and may need
Naturopathy offers support for lifestyle changes including preconception care, pregnancy support, menopause and healthy ageing.
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I'm Norelle Hentschel.
I'm an experienced Naturopath with a clinic in Crows Nest, Sydney. I've helped many people improve their health. I'm ready to help you feel better and regain your energy and vitality.
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