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Find out more about Naturopathy and its benefits below
The purpose of Naturopathy is to reinstate complete health by discovering the underlying origin of your condition and stimulate your body’s natural ability to heal itself of that condition, using supported remedies within a Naturopathy framework.
Naturopathic therapeutic care uses the leading components from many fields including conventional Western medicine, Holistic, Eastern and Alternative fields of medicine. Naturopathy’s basic principles are thousands of years old. The integration and practice of several modalities including but not limited to Naturopathic, Homeopathic, Eastern, Western and Alternative medicines is a definite strength. It allows for flexibility in practice and multiple treatment options can be chosen and tailored to suit individual needs.
A happy, healthy body works in a balanced state. A naturopath attends to the underlying cause/s of your health problem/s that throws out that balanced state. A naturopath treats the foundational cause not the current symptom. In another form, Naturopathy’s underpinning principle is the basic understanding that all illness must have a cause and for health to be restored and optimized the cause or causes of the diseased state must be identified and removed. In this sense, the symptoms are indicators of disharmony and unbalance. Symptoms should never be removed or suppressed from the body in order to restore health as these are a warning light of what is truly wrong and should not be the focus. Modern medicine treats symptoms and often suppresses diseased states. This method does little to identify and treat the underlying cause, therefore the body does not get a real chance to recover and heal – it is always in overload, trying to find that balance. Increased interest in complimentary medicine within the Naturopathic world has been attributed to a decline in faith in the previously unquestioned power of modern medicine. The importance of understanding your body, healing and eliminating toxic overload and unbalance is now being welcomed as an integral part of society and way of life.
Naturopathic is defined as a system of therapeutics in which neither surgical or chemical man made medicinal agents are used, with the source of treatment placed only on natural remedies.
What is a Naturopath?
Your Naturopath, Christine Ludke, knows the Art of Healing, which covers far more that simply dispensing vitamin supplements. Christine considers the overall view of your body, which is an intricate, interconnected system. Feeling unwell, tired, moody, allergies or in pain are sign/s that part of your system is not functioning at its best.
Using Naturopathic, Iridology techniques and possibly allergy testing, Christine, as your Naturopath, will identify the root cause of your problem and treat that cause/s rather than improving the symptom/s. Treating symptoms rather than the underlying problem creates an endless cycle to stay ahead of the cause – hence, it becomes one problem after another. Treat the cause not the symptom.
A naturopath often uncovers the disease or illness long before it becomes a diagnosable pathology. Fundamentally a Naturopath treats each person as an individual, treating their whole body and not necessarily just the affected area.
A great naturopath, like Christine, will examine you, advise, educate and encourage you to improve your health through lifestyle, nutrition and naturopathic therapies. Christine, as your Naturopath, will also listen to you with complete attention and answer any questions that you may have.
As a naturopath, Christine offers a unique perspective of health care and provides significant support and relief to clients. Her treatments encourage self-responsibility once balance is restored. She offers gentle, restorative approaches that heal. The validity of her actions and advice are time tested and long standing.
Christine obtained her Diploma of Naturopathy in 2001. She is also a Member of the complimentary medicine association and has been studying in her field for 35 years.
Natural therapies work together with the body with far less side effects or bad reactions than your everyday, modern Western medicine. Natural therapies include nutritional and herbal medicine, supplements and homeopathy to heal your body on all levels – physical and mentally.
Therapies may include guidance on your diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle, herbal remedies, vitamin supplements, homeopathy and homeopathic medicine and tactile therapies, such as Emmett, Bowen Technique, Acupuncture or Colon cleansing.
Naturopathic Therapies are prescribed to treat your unique, individual health requirements and include that best choice of treatments from all fields of medicine. Treating, once again, your whole body rather than treating the affected area or symptom.
Naturopath = naturopathic therapies = good health, sound mind, energy for life.
Benefits of Naturopathy Treatment
Maintaining your health is the essence for a long and happy life. Your body has a built in ability to recover from illness when it is at its optimal strength and in balance. If your body is struggling with its balance, Naturopathic treatment supports, encourages and helps recover that balance so that you are able to self heal and create a wholesome environment within.
Another way to think about this is to picture your body being composed of millions of engines. They are on call twenty-four hours a day. If we do not give these engines the correct fuel or the fuel is of poor grade than they will eventually stop as they are not maintained correctly. Nutrients are our body’s fuel. When we do not give our body the proper nutrients it starts to fail. The problem in today’s society is that we do not get enough nutrients from our ‘modern day diet’ and most times we need to supplement to create the ideal environment.
There are many common conditions that are caused by a breakdown of this maintenance that can be treated and helped by a Naturopath, these include:
Energy & Stress:
- Adrenal Fatigue/stress
- Chronic Fatigue syndrome
- Sleep disturbance
- Back, Neck and Joint Pain
- Migraine and Headache
- Stomach disorders
- Food Allergies
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Weight Management
- Candida/Yeast Overgrowth
- Heart Burn
Hormonal and Chemical disorders
- Hormonal imbalance
- Skin Allergies
- Skin Disorders
- Neuro transmitting
Definition of Iridology and its link to Naturopathy
Iridology is based on the concept that the iris reflects what is happening throughout your body via nerve conduction and neural pathways that are reflected through the eye from all parts of your body to your brain. It is alternative method that is successfully used to analyse a whole person’s health status by interpreting the colours and pigmentation markings, components, shapes, ring, fibres, structure and lines within the eyes. The Sclera of the eyes can also be noted. Iridologists can assess the person’s health not only in the physical, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually as well, which creates a unique, individualized image of the person. Readings in Iridology can not only reveal a person’s general health, but can also reveal energy quotients, inflammation, injury, chemical imbalances, toxins, life transitions and subconscious tensions. The eyes can also reveal the person’s inherited weaknesses and can alert to situations that could possibly arise. Iridology works hand in hand with Naturopathy, as Iridology shows where imbalances are within the body sometimes far earlier than where major symptoms are exposed i.e. weakness in disposition. This gives natural therapies a chance to help the body to self heal rather than to fix a problem chemically, which sometimes sacrifices other parts of your body to heal the disease or imbalance. Iridology combined with Naturopathy can be used as a preventative tool. Iridology reveals what organs and part of the body are struggling, Naturopathy provides the body with tools to help fix it before it becomes too much of a problem.
Iridology is an invaluable tool that supports Naturopathy and encourages healthy outlook and a brighter, better future.
Is a safe and non-invasive pathology test that measures the levels of good and bad minerals found in hair. This analysis is used if Christine thinks that the client has been exposed to toxic levels of heavy metals or if any minerals that the body needs to function at a high level are lacking.
Minerals are essential for growth, healing, vitality and well being. They maintain nerve activity, muscle, energy and enzyme production. Unfortunately, in today’s society our foods lack quality minerals, and our surroundings i.e. – workplace and environment promote and exhibit heavy, toxic metals. Many health conditions are started by mineral imbalances and heavy metal overload, these can include cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraines, learning difficulties, ADHD, cardiovascular disease to name a few.
Naturopathy treatment for weight loss is very beneficial and supportive. Weight loss is sometimes a struggle and there could be underlying causes that prohibit the weight from being released. Christine has strategies and supplements that support a client’s weight loss journey. This can make weight loss a reality.
Trouble falling pregnant? Have hormonal issues? PMT? PCOS? Christine can provide you with a Naturopathic solution to help correct hormonal imbalances in your body, which will restore your natural fertility and bring your body back into balance and rhythm. Naturopathy for fertility can also help in providing your body with the correct vitamins and minerals that your newborn baby needs to have the best start in life.
Prevention is better than a cure. Christine, as your Naturopath takes care of you even when you are well!
Think of Naturopathy as a maintenance ritual. Preserving your optimal level of health is extremely important and also easier than waiting until something goes wrong. Checking for problems before they become serious, maintaining nutrition and increasing your immunity are all very manageable and Christine is there to help and guide you on a right path.
Nutrition is the key component to your health and also an important part of Naturopathy. Good nutrition can rectify many medical conditions with less complications or side effects.
You may eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly, but due to age, digestive or other factors, you may not be absorbing enough of the vital nutrients required.