Naturopathy is the art and science of bringing your body into balance, naturally. Naturopathy is an ancient medical practice used for thousands of years throughout the world to correct health problems and promote wellbeing. Today's naturopaths incorporate the historical knowledge with the latest scientific evidence-based research in their treatment approach.
During a naturopathic consultation, a naturopath takes a detailed case history, including family and individual health history, diet, lifestyle, symptoms, and the results of any medical tests that are available. A naturopath may also order further tests to get a more complete picture of what is happening in the body. A naturopath uses this information, along with their observations of the individual to devise a customized treatment strategy. Further information may be acquired through iridology, tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis, and the testing of pressure points on the body.
A naturopath focuses on finding and addressing the causes of ill health rather than just treating the symptoms. Only when the causes have been addressed can the symptoms be fully relieved. The goal of naturopathic treatment is to work with the individual to bring their health into balance and allow them to thrive with a complete sense of wellbeing. A naturopath aims to provide patients with the tools for them to take control of their own health and enjoy a sense of wellbeing between appointments, and into the future.
Treatment may include:
- Lifestyle and exercise advice
- Nutritional advice, menu planning, and supplementation
- Personalized herbal medicine or homeopathic remedies
- Flower essence remedies
- Aromatherapy remedies
- Stress reduction techniques
- Recommendations for further testing that may be appropriate
Benefits may include:
- Higher energy levels and sense of wellbeing
- Pain and chronic symptom relief
- Better digestion
- Weight loss or weight gain, if necessary
- Improvement in female reproductive health and fertility
- Allergy relief
- Higher levels of immunity
Carlin Saldanha is a professionally trained naturopath (ND), nutritionist, herbalist, and yoga teacher practicing in Sydney Australia. Carlin has been working in the field of health education, prenatal healthcare, and women’s health for over 10 years. She has practiced in several countries including the US and Australia and has successfully treated patients with a diverse range of ailments. Carlin received her formal education from the University of California-Berkeley (BA), the University of Sydney (MPH) and the University of New England (BHSc). Carlin is also currently pursuing a degree in medicine (MBBS) at Griffith University and is excited to combine naturopathy with medicine in the future!
For further information, Carlin can be contacted at:
Phone: 0435 712 967