Naturopathy is a distinct healthcare modality that focusses on the use of natural techniques and remedies to identify and support acute and chronic health conditions. Naturopathy offers a holistic approach to optimising your health with an emphasis on prevention; targeting the underlying causes of dis-ease in conjunction with the symptoms by supporting your physical, mental and emotional well-being. This is achieved through the application of gentle techniques and natural remedies that are designed to stimulate your body’s own natural healing processes.
Naturopaths may be qualified in a range of modalities, including:
- Western Herbal Medicine
- Nutritional Medicine
Olivia holds an Advanced Diploma in each, from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), where she was awarded the prize for Outstanding Naturopathy Graduate.
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine in the world, with remedies made using parts of botanical plants, such as seeds, bark, roots or flowering parts. A few you may already know include Garlic, Ginger and Rosemary. That’s right, those basic herbs you’re used to seeing in your kitchen pantry have powerful medicinal uses.
You may have seen herbal medicines sold in pharmacies in tablet forms, however these are often not very potent, nor designed to target individual needs. As a qualified Herbalist, Olivia is trained to blend potent mixtures of liquid herbs tailored to your specific health needs. And yes, some of them taste horrible! But that must mean they work, right?
Homoeopathy is a gentle form of natural medicine based on the theory of treating ‘like with like’. That is, a substance that causes symptoms in a large dose may be used in tiny amounts to treat and prevent those same symptoms. Homoeopathy can fundamentally alter the way your immune system responds to particular stimuli. For example, Olivia has successfully eliminated a client’s hay fever symptoms by using homoeopathy to change the way their immune system reacts to a particular stimulus; in this case dust.
The easiest way to understand homoeopathy is to think of it like you would vaccines. In fact, the world’s first vaccine for Scarlet Fever was a homoeopathic remedy.
In the wonderful words of Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.
What you eat has a huge bearing on your health and well-being. The practice of nutritional medicine draws on the scientific principles of human nutrition, food pharmacology and biochemistry prescribe dietary advice and nutritional supplements aimed at improving your general health as well as targeting specific conditions.
Olivia has an incredible passion for, and knowledge of, nutrition and the foods available to you here in Australia. She will provide you with the education and dietary recommendations that are not only going to help you achieve your health goals, but are easy to follow have a big focus on the joy that food brings.