Q: Are natural medicines safe to use with my Dr’s prescriptions
A: Naturopaths are trained to understand how to use herbal medicines with prescription tablets. There are certain herbs that are advisable not to use if you are on blood thinners like Warfarin, or blood pressure tablets, antidepressants or if you have kidney or other health issues that might impact treatment. As part of our wholistic programe we take a detailed history in order to understand what is happening for each person. This allows us to develop an individualized programe of treatment

Q: How long is the first appointment and what should I expect?
A: The initial consultation is one hour.
You will be sent a questionnaire to complete and bring with you to this appointment
On the day we discuss your history, family history, diet and lifestyle, sleep & bowel patterns along with any other relevant history (such as menstrual health for women or urinary and hormonal health for men).  An Iridology picture is also taken and discussed on the day.  If testing is required we will write a letter to your GP or provide options for further testing

Q: What do Naturopaths treat?
A: Naturopaths treat all health conditions from minor sniffles to serious health conditions. In serious health issues, people are generally on medications from their doctor. In this case we work in with you & your GP to ensure you get the best results.

Common conditions treated are: Fatigue, Insomnia, Anxiety and mood issues, Digestive problems (IBS, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Gas, Bloating, Indigestion) Hormones – both male & female, PMS, Endometriosis, PCOS, Fertility, Immune, Allergy, Headaches, Migraines, Blood pressure and heart issues, Eczema & skin Children’s health (Immune, Behaviour, Learning), Weight management

Q: What should I bring to the appointment?
A: A questionnaire will be sent to you to complete and bring with you to the appointment.

If you have had recent blood tests, biopsy’s, x-ray, ultrasounds or any other tests a copy of your reports would be valuable
Naturopaths work with a Wellness Model as opposed to the “Pathology model” which is used in general Medical Practice.  In the pathology model Dr’s are looking for disease.  If your readings are are at the extreme end of normal or even over the normal range slightly your Doctor will probably consider this as normal.  In Naturopathic terms we do not wait until the blood tests show signs of distress in the body.   Using the Wellness Model parameters we aim to improve your health and wellbeing.   The results you bring to the appt will be explained in terms of wellness.

Q: Health Rebates?
A: If you are in the correct table to claim for Naturopathy, you will be able to get a refund on the consultation. Some health funds also may pay out for herbs if you have a bonus that has not been used. It is best to consult with your health fund to see what you can claim.

Q: What about my privacy and personal information?
A: As a client to our clinic we understand the importance of privacy. All personal details and all details of each consultation remains confidential. If you wish to see other practitioners in the clinic your permission will be sought to share information if needed. Information is only shared with your permission.

Q: How is Bunbury Natural Health different from other Naturopaths?
A: We use the best of nature and the latest quality testing to address your health concerns and tailor our treatment to your individual needs.
Using an integrated approach we can work with your Medical practitioner & other allied health professionals to help you achieve your health goals
We actively listen & assess each case to create individualised programmes

Q: What if I have a question that is not listed here?
A: If you have a question that is not listed here we would love to hear from you.
We are happy to answer your questions and make sure you are happy with your choice of Naturopath.

You can phone us on 9792 4248 or email us at: bunburynaturalhealth@live.cm.au

We look forward to answering your questions and helping you improve your health