What Are Chronic Conditions?
Chronic, or long-standing health conditions are only becoming more common, and many sufferers experience the burden of more than one chronic condition. Often, the only medical treatments available are strong pharmaceutical drugs and/or surgery - which often bring their own set of challenges, such as distressing side effects or a long recovery time.
It is not uncommon for sufferers of chronic conditions to experience more than one condition, and this can make it increasingly difficult to maintain quality of life.
What Kinds Of Chronic Conditions Do I Work With?
- Kidney issues
- Autoimmune conditions (for a full list see here)
- Digestive disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn's Disease, Coeliac Disease
- Thyroid disorders
...and many more
What Does Naturopathic Treatment of Chronic Conditions Involve?
Naturopathy, Nutrition and Herbal Medicine may be helpful in the management of chronic and/or complex health conditions, both for symptom relief and ongoing management.
My approach focuses on the underlying contributing factors to these conditions - including addressing inflammation, supporting optimal nutritional intake, and improving gut health.
Your Safety And Natural Medicines
As many sufferers of chronic or complex conditions are using pharmaceutical medications on a daily basis, it is of the utmost importance that any natural medicines do not interfere with, or contribute to adverse effects from, these medications.
I use pharmaceutical databases as well as the most up-to-date herb/drug/nutrient interactions checking programs to ensure that your natural support is going to be safe to use alongside your medications or condition.
Getting The Best In Natural Support
In 2018, I trained in the 'Vitae Mosaic' Naturopathic Functional Medicine technique - a specialized approach based on the work of the highly successful U.S.-based Institute of Functional Medicine to help address and improve the lives of people with chronic or complex health issues. The system has been developed for use by Australian practitioners by experienced naturopath Carla Wrenn, owner of Peninsula Herbal Dispensary in Victoria, who has helped countless patients manage their health with natural medicine.
Vitae Mosaic helps me to prioritise the areas or systems of the body that are contributing to your current state of health, and to effectively create a personalised, holistic treatment plan.