What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a whole medical system combining an array of natural therapies to support healing and maintain health. Naturopaths aim to treat the underlying causes of illness and disease. The core principle of "healing through nature" guides the naturopath’s use of nutrition, dietary counselling, herbal medicine, manual therapies, flower essences, lifestyle education and homeopathy.
What skills can Naturopaths offer?
Naturopaths study across biological sciences in order to understand the human body and its functions. Importance is also placed on social sciences including psychology and counselling, nutrition and dietary planning, botany and herbal medicine studies, diagnostic techniques and clinical skills.
What can I expect from my appointment?
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,” World Health Organisation’s Constitution.
This principle is at the forefront of Chelsea’s practice of natural medicine. She offers you a two pronged approach to achieve optimal health:
Firstly, she works alongside your dentist performing your amalgam removal to ensure complete eradication of mercury and other poisonous metals from your body. Mercury vapour is toxic to our nervous systems and is continuously released from amalgam fillings and stored in the body.
It can reduce kidney, liver and thyroid function, be related to depression and mood swings, can suppress the immune system and is implicated in many nervous system disorders just to mention a few of the health implications. To achieve complete eradication tests are performed and an in-clinic analysis of your health can determine any other support you need. Using herbs and nutritional supplements along with nutrition and lifestyle adjustments, Chelsea helps you to achieve detoxification and return to health.
Secondly, Chelsea will address any other health concerns you may have, such as sleep problems, thyroid and adrenal imbalances, menstruation problems, gastrointestinal issues, infertility, weight loss, depression, anxiety and fatigue, ensuring a holistic (whole person) approach is taken.