A naturopathic consultation is very different to a conventional doctors visit, as the naturopath needs to know a great deal of information to assess you holistically. During your consultation Katherine and her team will discuss the health issues most important to you, and talk about other factors which could be contributing to your condition. As a naturopaths, Katherine and her team use iridology (the iris reveals what is happening in the body), tongue and nail diagnosis, as well as conventional blood and other tests, to help assess your state of health.
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy dates back to 400BC, when naturopathic terms were taught by Hippocrates. Today the role of a naturopath is to use the healing power of nature to promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself, and promote total well being of the mind, body and spirit.
As naturopaths, Katherine and her team work with clients to address their health issues using natural medicines, dietary and lifestyle coaching to achieve the best state of health. Katherine and her naturopathic team are all Bachelor qualified (4 year degree) and have over 45 years of collective experience that they will use to determine your treatment plan.
Naturopathy is a holistic therapy that is beneficial for the treatment and management of many health issues including digestive disorders, immune dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, fatigue and stress.
Watch the video below where Katherine was interviewed at Brisbane Natural Health about what a naturopath does for student edge.
Katherine and her team use a style of naturopathy that is individualised to each person, with your needs and desired outcomes a priority in treatment.
What is Herbal Medicine?
Herbal medicine dates back thousands of years and is still used by over 80% of people in the southern hemisphere as a first line of medical treatment according to the world health organization (WHO).
It involves the use of plants with medicinal properties to assist the body in the healing process. Different plant parts are used depending on actives in the herb, for example, Echinacea, is best used as a fluid extract of the root, as this is where the alkylamides (active constituent) are located. Using the correct plant types and parts are essential to a successful treatment which is one of the reasons why you see better results under the care of a qualified naturopath.
As herbalists, Katherine and her team will assess clients on an individual basis and as well as herbal medicine, treatments may include nutrients, flower essences, diet and lifestyle advice.
These treatments are aimed at helping the body to heal holistically, so that you can feel vibrant, healthy and ready to cope with whatever life throws at you.
The team use both traditional knowledge and current research to determine treatments, using only treatments that are safe and effective, even in conjunction with other medications.
At Shift, Katherine and her team will work with you to tailor treatment to suit your individual needs, with your good health in mind.
What Will Happen in My First Consultation?
During your first consultation your naturopath will:
Discuss the health issues most important to you
Discuss your health history
Discuss your family history
Ask you questions about relevant body systems to gain a better understanding of your condition
Perform Nail and Tongue analysis, which verifies processes occurring in the body
Perform Iridology, which involves looking into the iris to determine the health of the body
Take your blood pressure
Refer you for any necessary blood or other testing
Discuss any medications that you take to ensure that treatments will not interact with them
Explain your health issues from a naturopathic perspective and discuss the implications of this
Make a tailored treatment plan to suit you
Give you tailored dietary advice, including recipes and handouts with guidelines to assist you
Provide ongoing support to ensure maximum efficacy of treatment
Why should I come and see Katherine and her team?
Many people who visit Katherine’s clinic have never been to a naturopath or herbalist before and are really surprised at how good you can actually feel! It is not normal to have low energy or be feeling out of whack, and you too can discover how good it feels to be free from dis-ease and live life to your fullest potential.
There are many reasons that you might come and see Katherine. From low energy or indigestion to complex diseases and infertility, Katherine can help you achieve a better state of health and improve your quality of life.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are just brilliant… I have had a couple of great sleeps not disturbed by any hot flushes and I’m only getting a few mild flushes during the day. Sometimes I wonder if I’m actually having a flush at all or whether it is just warm. Thanks again. I just wanted to let you know how happy I have been with your treatment and especially the results”
How long is a naturopathic consultation?
Every person is unique so consultation times may vary slightly, however usually an initial consultation will take approximately 90 minutes, and is very thorough.
If you are a couple that are both coming in for fertility care, your initial appointment will be 2 hours long and will include both partners.
When is Katherine and her team available for consultations?
Katherine heads up the naturopathic team at Shift – Brisbane Natural Health, a complete natural health care center in Milton.
Availability can be limited, so please call us at 07 3367 0337 to arrange a time for your appointment.
What if I want to see a naturopath at Shift Brisbane but live too far away for an appointment?
Katherine and her team offer phone or online (like Skype) consultations to clients who live in remote areas and require her services. A phone consultation is arranged and paid by credit card at the end of the consultation. Treatments are then express posted to you, and a copy of your treatment plan along with handouts and dietary suggestions will be emailed or posted to you. Phone consultations can be arranged for anywhere in the world.
What should I bring with me to my first consultation?
So that Katherine and her team can best assess your needs please bring with you any recent blood test results, or other test results. If you do not have copies usually your doctor will be able to post or email a copy out to you.
Taking note of or bringing in any medications and supplements that you are taking will also help Katherine in determining your treatment plan.
I’m ready to take the next step. How can I book an appointment?
Making an appointment is easy. Simply call 07 3367 0337 or use the appointment request form to organise your appointment via email.
Booking your appointment is your first step to better health and well being, so call 07 3367 0337 now to begin your journey towards good health!
Shift at Brisbane Natural Health 4/2 Baroona Rd Milton QLD 4064