As a Naturopathic Practitioner my passion and focus is and always has been to assist each person who comes into my clinic individually.
In my 27 years plus of practicing, I have remained a Traditional Naturopath whereby my focus has been on understanding & implementing the Healing Power of Nature, Supporting my clients to build a strong foundation for their health, implementing the necessary changes, then empowering each person with the ability to take charge of their health.
Naturopathic Medicine is the very foundation of supporting the body and each of its parts to function optimally both individually and in unison without causing “HARM”.
The Key Foundation for Naturopathic Medicine Treatments are:
#Firstly – That treatments or medicine “DO NOT CAUSE HARM” and Secondly to Provide the tools with Medicines and Treatments that assist the body to heal.
The other key essential is to assist the body with detoxification for this to happen effectively. It is also vitally important to incorporate other support such as counselling, lifestyle coaching and ultimately massage therapy.
Specializing in formulating individual herbal and homoeopathic formulas. Incorporating improvement with daily eating habits.
Allowing food to work as your medicine giving you a Lifetime of Health and Vitality
- I teach each of my clients how applying healthy lifestyle changes and approaches will support their body’s own natural healing and health restoration.
- It is working as a team with both myself and you as my client. In obtaining the best results possible: whilst keeping it simple and easy to manage strategies and changes.
- Over this time I have managed to build a Holistic Traditional practice for you whereby from the time you walk in your treatments and healing will begin.
- I believe the Best thing about Naturopathic Medicine is that it is Empowering, giving each of you every opportunity to live not just perhaps a longer life, but a much more vital life.
- What drew me to studying and practicing Naturopathic medicine is the fact that it is all about Healing and Living a Vital Life: Improving your Life Force, the Very Essence of who you are!!!
- Using Medicine from the grass roots of nature with no chemical interference is the foundation to “Becoming well”, it has stood the test of time for millions of years. It is evidence based medicine.
How Naturopathic Medicine Difference differs from the Mainstream Health Care Model!
Your Visit is Quite Different with a Naturopathic Doctor to that of to that of your Local GP or Medical Clinic
How these Models of Healthcare are different
Medical practitioners will focus upon what is known as reactive healthcare: utilizing general pharmaceutical prescriptions whereby you purchase from your local pharmacy or they will refer you to a Specialist for further tests or examinations and if necessary surgery.
- The Role that this type of “Reactive Healthcare” plays a vitally important when it comes to life threatening or severe physical injuries, accidents or if poisoning has occurred. We definitely need this type of care available to each and every one of us.
- The role or function that Reactive healthcare doesn’t facilitate or support with any great efficacy is acute sickness or ill health or chronic disease in assisting with the physical body returning to a healthy state or an optimal state of homeostasis. In biology, the term homeostasis refers to the ability of the body to maintain a stable internal environment despite changes in external conditions.
A Naturopathic Practitioner’s focus is on not about short term health care. But long term taking into consideration every aspect of each person and their lifestyle so as to achieve Restoration of Health and Optimal functioning of your body. Naturopaths are trained as primary care physicians, having been taught the understanding of the patterns of imbalance that occurs within the body when becoming ill.
A Naturopathic Practitioner, needs to have completed Professional Qualifications covering all aspects of Naturopathic medicine, Pharmaceutical medicine, trained in both the Manufacturing, Prescribing and Dispensing of Natural Medicines, Nutrition where the main focus here be that the Nutrition is supportive in repair and maintenance so the body can work effectively. Other therapies include:
- Herbal and Homeopathic medicine: Nutrition also in the terms of Nutritional Medicine: Nutritional Supplementation
- Physical therapy includes use of Massage and specific massage techniques that provide support with connecting your inner Health of Mind Body: Massage also assists with built up tension, anxiety and emotional imbalance or injuries. By giving support to their clients of the important role that their mind plays in each person’s return to health.
- Lifestyle and Optimal living strategies – Counselling and Coaching to assist you to implement healthy, optimal changes to your life in order to become well. Whilst supporting you to stay on track.
- Consultations combine you giving a detailed history of your health concerns, along with your current and previous symptoms, any previous tests or other medical examinations you may have undertaken.
As your Naturopathic Doctor the only diagnostic tool personally that I use is Iridology. As this links directly with your internal organs and tissue. Then combining the knowledge acquired through communication and questioning during consultation process. Effective Treatments and Medicines are then prescribed. The Naturopaths expertise lies is in enabling you to become well with medicines that are not going to cause you harm, but assist the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Whilst looking at areas where disease and illness can be prevented giving you control and the ability to manage your health effectively.
Where this can be challenging is that lifestyle changes and implementing a new way of thinking takes time, commitment and determination. However this will definitely lead to giving you a far better quality of life, that you will be able to manage yourself.
I know the most common question asked is – “Does a Naturopathic Doctor treat common ailments such as cold and flu, recurrent infections and general feeling unwell?”
Yes we do, however unless you are a current client within a Naturopathic Clinic it is often needed that your initial consult is that of 90 minutes in order for the Naturopath to be able to assess your level of health accurately. Once this is determined and a health plan put into place for you that is the correct medicines, looking at your diet and lifestyle habits. Each person is treated as an individual, with the understanding that our level of health changes from day to day from week to week. It is something that consistently requires maintenance and support.
At my clinic Julie’s Naturopathic Health Care Services once you are a client and remain a regular client you will be provided with regular support being included with online support and access to regular health information as well as updates.
To make an appointment it is as easy as phoning 8384 3722 between 11am – 6 pm Monday to Friday.
Alternatively you can email me: mailto:[email protected]
Empowering You to Optimal Health Julie Doherty