Natural Treatments

 

Herbs

Herbalism is a very ancient form of natural treatment. Herbal medicine uses the inherent healing properties of plants as medicine. It is believed that various elements of a plant form its healing properties. Each element has specific roles within the body. The healing properties of herbs work together and so minimise any side effects. The parts of the plant used depends on the plant and therefore may include either its roots, leaves, flowers or stems.

Herbs can be used in a variety of ways. Teas, infusions, liquid extracts, tinctures or a poultices which are placed directly onto the skin enabling the skin to absorb the ingredients of the affected area.

In Australia we have access to high quality standardised herbal medicines in the form of dried herbs, extracts, tinctures powders and tablets.

Herbal remedies are suitable for both acute and chronic conditions as well as toning organs and assisting in the elimination of toxic wastes.

They are individually prescribed based on presenting symptoms and underlying causes. Treatment is designed to modulate or alleviate symptoms and strengthen the body. The aim is help prevent disease and support the body's own ability to heal and restore balance.

 

Homoeopathy

Homoeopathic medicines are a low cost, non toxic system of medicine. They are components made by homoeopathic pharmacies consisting of plants, minerals and animal extracts.

Samuel Hahnemann states -
"The highest ideal of cure is rapid, gentle and permanent restoration of the health, or removal and annihilation of the disease in its whole extent, in the shortest, most reliable and most harmless way on easily comprehensible principles".
The word homoeopathy comes from two Greek words meaning "similar suffering" or "like cures like". This means that a substance that causes symptoms of illness in a well person can, when diluted, be used to cure similar symptoms in a sick person. The whole picture of a person's health is important. Homoeopathy looks beyond presenting symptoms. A comprehensive symptom picture of the person from a physical, mental and emotional perspective is built up and it is this complete picture that is then matched with a Homoeopathic remedy. Remedies (usually in liquid, tablet or powder form) are prescribed in accordance with this comprehensive symptom picture.

In my practice I sometimes begin my work assisting another with their health by using Homoeopathic's. I have found these substances to be effective when other naturopathic therapies are not absorbed or tolerated by a person. They are gentle, safe and very effective.

 

Homotoxicology

Homotoxicology takes the position that disease is linked to toxin exposure, whether that be toxic chemicals, bacterial exotoxins, biological endotoxins, post-traumatic cellular debris or by products of the bodies metabolic processes. Symptoms are said to be the result of the body's attempt to heal itself and should not necessarily be suppressed.

In Homotoxicology homoeopathicaly manufactured combination products are designed to work with the body's defense mechanisms to facilitate the body's elimination of toxic substances. In this way formulations containing measurable amounts of homeopathically prepared active ingredients are designed to treat specific indications.