Naturopathy – Carmen Farrugia
Naturopathy incorporates the practice of western herbal medicine, nutrition, diet and lifestyle, counselling, homeopathy and iridology. Naturopaths follow the principle that the body is a ‘vital force’ constantly working to bring the body back into a state of health. Natural therapies are used to support the body to heal itself.
Naturopathy can be used to treat various conditions such as; anxiety and depression, low immunity, digestive disturbances, colds and influenza, chronic fatigue, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, infertility, menopause, women’s health, children’s health, men’s health, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and weight management issues.
Nutrition – Carmen Farrugia
Effective digestive function is essential to maintain an ideal nutritional status. Lifestyle choices various health conditions and food intolerances can greatly impact on our ability to maintain optimal health.
Naturopathic practitioners helps clients to gain a better understanding of their individual nutritional needs and teach them how to adapt their diet for achieving optimum health.
Specific foods, mineral and nutritional supplements may be given to strengthen and balance the body.
Homeopathy – Carmen Farrugia
This form of medicine is a highly individualised form of treatment which needs to fit the individual on a physical and emotional level. This theory of medicine is based on the law of ‘like cures like’. Homeopathy has been practiced since the 1700’s. The old Prince Henry’s hospital in St Kilda Road was built as a homeopathic hospital.
The theory of homeopathy is that a minute dose of a substance will cure symptoms in an unwell person but create those similar symptoms in a healthy person. A remedy is matched according to the individual so a thorough assessment is required. These remedies are extremely effective for both acute and chronic conditions.
Homeopathy is a very gentle form of medicine, ideal for people of all ages. Children especially respond well to the pleasant tasting remedies.
In the initial iridology consultation, the practitioner takes photos of the iris as a diagnostic tool to assess the constitutional strength of the client, and highlight potential underlying health issues and psychological make-up.
The colour and structure of a client’s iris is ‘read’ with the understanding that the eye is a reflection of one’s past three generations. The eye is an indication of potential health issues which may or may not present themselves according to the way we choose to live. Reading the eye can greatly assist with nutritional and lifestyle advice together with an appropriate treatment plan.
European herbalists use the principles of naturopathy to guide herbal treatment. Following a thorough health examination, an individualised herbal prescription is prepared to address the individual’s physical, emotional and psychological health issues.
These prescriptions may be in tablet, powdered herb, tea or liquid form. These herbs work to nourish various body systems in order to support the body back into a state of balance, thereby encouraging the body’s natural healing process.