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Naturopathic Consultation

Diet and lifestyle can have major impacts on health; much has been written about both, for instance about how obvious factors like nutrition and less obvious unseen psychological factors impact on our overall health and wellbeing.

What does it involve?

A naturopathic consultation looks at the whole picture, and in doing so a full health history is taken. This explains why a naturopathic appointment is longer than a standard medical appointment! You may be asked questions which may appear irrelevant to your main health concern, but it all fits like a jigsaw puzzle. In recent years the buzzword (or phrase) “evidence-based practice” has been applied to naturopathy. This means that, as far as possible, our health assessments are based on the evidence (symptoms, experience, diagnostic testing and imaging results) brought to us by our clients, and these may be augmented by physical examination and measurements taken by us in clinic. This gives a solid foundation and depth to naturopathic therapy.

Awareness and understanding of current research and pharmaceutical medications give added confidence to our knowledge base in applying recommendations and choosing appropriate and effective supplements and/or herbal medicine for you. Safety, especially if you are on a number of prescription medications, is of great importance. With the large volume of over-the-counter preparations available and the accessibility of information over the Internet, it is easy to either become confused about what is right for you or to buy items that are inappropriate or unnecessary. By seeing a qualified and fully trained naturopath you can be confident about your safety and that your money is wisely spent.

A health programme is written for you during the session; although this often contains dietary advice, there is not enough time to draw up a menu plan in the initial consultation unless this request is clarified at the time of booking. The health programme is printed out for you to take away with you at the end of the session (or alternatively it can be emailed to you). This way, you do not have to worry about remembering everything!

Biofeedback Health Assessment

Have you ever wondered whether there was a health assessment tool which could help identify what is really going on in your body? Well, there is – welcome to SCIO (Scientific Consciousness Interface Operations system).

What is SCIO?

“The SCIO is a universal electrophysiological biofeedback system. It coordinates a complex electromodal biofeedback programme with computer software in order to gather bioenergetic information from the client.

The information is gathered from the body through electrodes which are embedded in straps which are secured onto the client’s head, wrists and ankles, and which provide a precise picture of the client’s general health status. This information is selected and listed by the SCIO in order of the highest reaction – the higher the number, the more significant that particular item is to the client’s health.

The system is calibrated to measure very fine and subtle electrical reactions to a group of biological and other stressors. The sensitivity is set so fine so as to pick up the earliest signs of disharmony and stress.” (Source: The Quantum Centre, 2016).

What is the benefit?

This system can pinpoint the areas that need attention and take the guesswork out of wondering why you are not feeling 100%. Instead of a “band-aid” approach which can make you feel better but masks what is causing the problem, this system helps identify the factors which are contributing to the detriment of health or to the development of ill health.

This technology can deepen understanding of your health status and enhances the insight and understanding gained from the conversational interview.  It helps better direct the components and focus of your treatment plan and recommendations.

What sort of things can we identify?

Viral bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, toxic elements (heavy metals, solvents, paints and chemicals), food and other intolerances, hormonal profiles. You will be amazed at the level of detail we can find.

What does it involve?

Firstly, a short questionnaire must be completed before the testing. This can be completed and brought with you to your appointment, or it can be completed during the session. Allow 90 – 120 minutes for the initial consultation.

The scan involves the wearing of electrodes on the wrists, ankles and head (young children wear one electrode only, around their tummy). The electrodes run to the testing device, which in turn is connected to a computer. While a very few sensitive people report a mild tingling, most people feel nothing at all.

The information is interpreted in the form of numbers therefore it is measurable, and the results can be easily compared between the sessions to measure progress and response to dietary and lifestyle changes and the taking of supplements or herbal medicine.

Can I have a distance consultation?

While the ideal is to have the person tested physically present, especially initially, it is possible to run the scan using a hair sample. Please contact us to discuss this option, which may suit clients who do not live locally.

Safety

It is safe to use on everyone except for epileptics and those fitted with a pacemaker or any other electromagnetic device. The client being scanned must not use a mobile phone nor have one on their person during testing due to interference.

It is safe for children over the age of three, although due to the length of the consultation it is difficult for children under the age of ten from the point of view of being patient, as the initial consultation can take 90 -120 minutes.

Herbal Dispensary

A full herbal dispensary is kept stocked to prepare formulas for all types of conditions. Repeat herbal prescriptions can be made up to order. A wide range of specialist, practitioner-only dietary supplements can be supplied.

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