What is naturopathy?

I practice Functional Naturopathic Medicine based on the latest scientific research and diagnostic techniques, as well as traditional Naturopathic principles.  Functional Naturopathy is based on the following principles.

  1. Your body has the ability to re-balance & heal itself, when given the right opportunity.  This is possible through using food as medicine, appropriate exercise, regenerative sleep, relaxation and nutritional and herbal supplements, all specific for the individual.  The questions I ask myself when I am meeting with a client are, “what factors need to be removed for healing to occur?” and “what ‘needs’ of the person are not being met that are preventing self healing?”.
  2. We identify and address the underlying causes of your problems, rather than just treating your symptoms. As well as alleviating your symptoms, we also work to address nutrient deficiencies & overloads, disrupted microbiome, inflammation & oxidative stress.  Using traditional naturopathic investigations as well as when indicated, Functional Pathology testing (involving hair, blood, urine, saliva and stool analysis) – these all help to gain clarity to the underlying causes of imbalance.
  3. We work together collaboratively – to empower you to become an active participant in your own health care. We believe in a preventative approach to illnesses through diagnostic investigations when necessary, loads of patient education and two way collaborative communication.
  4. We treat you as a whole person, rather than just a set of symptoms. Our wellness model understands your mind/body connection and looks at many other factors, such as your environment, relationships, history, family history, genetics, thoughts, feelings, as well as nutrition and lifestyle habits.
  5. We use natural, non-addictive and non-invasive therapies to re-balance the body.
  6. We take the time to listen to you and to understand you. Your initial consultation will last for up to 75 minutes so that we can take the time to look at your entire health status, dietary patterns, genetic predisposition, lifestyle and family history.

How does Naturopathy work?

Your Naturopathic treatment will be tailored to your specific needs, but some of the tools I may use to work with you include:

  • Herbal medicine. This a highly safe & effective tool, useful for both acute (intense & short duration) and chronic (long standing) health conditions.
  • Clinical Nutrition. I take a detailed look at your diet and the way you eat and give recommendations which are both realistic for you and your lifestyle and effective. An individualised dietary program is recommended especially for you to achieve your desired outcome. When it is evident a nutrient deficiency is present I recommend additional supplementation to encourage the healing process.
  • Testing.  Functional Medicine testing, general pathology, allergy, genetic testing and nutrient level testing to name just a few, all contribute to build a complete picture of your health state. I incorporate specific tests to address the root causes of your discomfort.
  • Counselling. Our emotional health cannot be separated from our physical health. Stresses and upsets in our personal or work lives can all take their toll both emotionally and physically. Having someone experienced and objective to listen, who is “outside” of your problem can help to navigate through the confusion. Together we work toward strategies to bring about gentle change in a supportive, safe and confidential environment.
  • Iridology, tongue and nail signs.  Specific signs indicate the health of the organs, tissues and systems of the body. It is a non-invasive way of examining the body.

How can Naturopathy help me?

Enhancing overall well-being

  • sleeping problems
  • weight loss & imbalances
  • recurrent colds & flu
  • low vitality & fatigue
  • headaches & migraine
  • allergies & food sensitivities
  • cardiovascular disease
  • digestive and gut issues
  • hormonal imbalances

Mental & emotional health

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • stress
  • general mood imbalances

Skin conditions

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis

Digestive Health

  • Bloating
  • Indigestion & heart burn
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Women’s health

  • Menstrual imbalances
  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Thrush
  • Cystitis or urinary infections
  • Gynaecological syndromes

Children’s Health

  • Recurrent illnesses
  • Hyperactivity or learning difficulties

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Sallyanne made me feel at ease straight away and within the first session gave me hope that I could be helped and wouldn't be living with my condition forever. One step at a time she has built up my health again to the point that I not only feel full of energy and healthier than I have in a long time, but we are now working on my long term health so that as Sally says, I can be a healthy 80 year old!!
From a relative sceptic on natural medicine, I am now a convert. I would recommend Sallyanne to anyone who has health concerns that they would like addressed or if you just want to take control of your health so that instead of just waiting for something to go wrong, you can prevent things happening Christine, 44 year old
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