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FAQ's


 

How long does a Consultation take?

Initial consultations take an hour. This ensures there is sufficient information about the client regarding family history, past / current illnesses and operations, questioning on each body system and investigations performed such as VEGA testing, Iridology, diet and lifestyle analysis. The more information gathered about you as the client, the greater understanding of the biological process’s that are occurring leading to the most appropriate treatment.

Follow-up consultations allow ½ an hour to discuss treatment progress over the past couple of weeks since implementing supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes. Positive and negative changes are discussed, along with encouragement to fulfil treatment goals and achieve optimum health and well-being.

What conditions do Naturopaths treat?

While looking at a holistic approach to your health, a naturopath is able to treat you for the following acute conditions and many more.

  • Asthma
  • Allergies/hay fever / Sinusitis
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • IBS
  • Digestive problems
  • Menopause
  • Insomnia
  • Fertility
  • Skin conditions
  • Migraines
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Menstrual and fertility issues
  • Stress and fatigue
  • High blood pressure/cholesterol
  • Thyroid complaints

How long does someone have to stay on Naturopathic supplements?

This depends highly on the individual and what their presenting complaint is. If clients are compliant with their treatment plan – appropriate supplementation and implement dietary and lifestyle changes they will have a higher chance of improving their health. Some conditions take longer to treat than others, for example digestive problems such as bloating and flatulence may be corrected within a week or two. Whereas a client presenting with reproductive issues may take longer to achieve homeostasis (balance) due to hormonal fluctuation.

Therefore, it is different for each individual as no two people are going to have the exact same treatment and respond in the same way. Naturopathy is a natural long term healing approach and some conditions may require long term prevention rather than a short term fix!

How is a Naturopath different from a GP?

A registered Naturopath completes a 4 year graduate degree such as a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy at a recognised college of Naturopathy. Naturopaths are schooled in the same basic sciences as a conventional doctor, but studies holistic and non-toxic methods of treatment with a particular emphasis on disease prevention and optimising wellness.

Can I claim Naturopathic consultations through private health insurance?

Yes, you can claim your Naturopathic consultations through private health funds and some can claim a portion of the supplement cost also. However, the amount is dependant on your fund and the level of cover you have.

 


Leisa Skerman is a Brisbane Naturopath who enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for naturopathy with her readers and clients. If you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment, or share it with your friends on your favourite social media using the buttons above.