Naturopathy takes a holistic approach to healthcare and employs the healing power of nature. It is a blend of ancient traditional healing arts and up to the minute scientific, evidence based findings. Both of these sources of knowledge are combined to formulate a specific treatment plan encompassing nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, supplements and lifestyle recommendations and advise.

Balm adheres to the 6 principles of Naturopathy

1. Do no harm
2. Treat the cause of the complaint rather than just masking the symptoms
3. The human body has the natural capacity to heal itself given the right nutrition and tools
4. Educate rather than just medicate
5. Treat the person as a whole
6. Prevention is preferable

Target the cause, not the symptoms
Healing power of nature
Educate, rather than medicate
Prevention
Do no harm
Treat the person, not the disease
In my practice, I am all about science, nature and offering a realistic, achievable treatment path to better health. You won’t be told to carry crystals, eat only organic, or cut out everything from your life that you love. I work with you and your circumstances. I understand not everyone can live the perfect, macrobiotic, organic Zen lifestyle of rich and famous celebrities. I prescribe realistic goals, suggestions and foods and aim to keep the cost of any necessary supplements and herbal medicines as affordable as possible. You will understand why you are taking what you are taking and how it is going to help you feel better.

Before your first appointment

Once you have made your first appointment, you will be sent a confirmation email containing details about what to bring to your appointment and some forms and appropriate questionnaires to fill out before your appointment. 
These questionnaires give a very good indication as to your state of health and any suboptimal processes occurring in your body. They often cut out the need for specific pathological testing which can become expensive. However, these tests are still available if you prefer or are interested for further confirmation.

Initial appointment – Part 1

Your first appointment takes around an hour to an hour and a half. During this time we discuss your health and symptoms in depth (both current and historic), take a photo of your iris’s, and perform other tests and measurements as necessary. This includes blood pressure, weight, and analysis of skin, nails and the tongue.
Please be completely honest. I do not judge anyone for their lifestyle or food choices but need to know exactly where things stand in order to formulate the best, most appropriate and effective treatment plan. I want to obtain the best result possible for you.
After the initial appointment, I take all of the information gained and spend time researching, analysing and formulating a treatment plan perfectly tailored to you. The cost of this appointment covers the extra time taken for analysis, research and creation of your unique health folder including your printed treatment plan.

Initial appointment – Part 2

Your next appointment will occur within one week of the first appointment. During this appointment I will present my findings to you and carefully explain the treatment plan formulated for you and why each element has been included. You will receive:
  • Your own health folder in which to keep all of your information and instructions.
  • A clear summary of the health goals to be achieved
  • Summarised results from all of your questionnaires and testing so you know exactly how you are doing and where your health currently stands.
  • A summary of what I believe is going on in your body.
  • Your comprehensive treatment plan which can be tracked to assess your progress.
  • Comprehensive, targeted information sheets which specifically relate to you and your presentation, with easy to understand explanations plus lifestyle suggestions and hints.

I offer a supportive, understanding, non judgemental environment as well as extra support and assistance as needed along the way between visits.

Product used

I use the most highly researched, highest quality, practitioner only products. They come from highly reputable, trusted Australian manufacturers, and adhere to all TGA requirements.  This means these products are free of contaminants, contain exactly the species and amounts of ingredients as stated and are designed to get the best results possible.

Preferred product ranges used at Balm include:

  • Metagenics
  • Bioceuticals (Clinical and Blue label)
  • Orthoplex
  • BioMedica
  • BioPractica
  • Eagle
  • Mediherb
  • Optimal RX
  • Oriental Botanicals
  • Blackmore’s