What is a Naturopath?
A Naturopath is a medical nutritionist and herbalist with a holistic and natural approach to health. Fremantle Naturopath Laura Hickey seeks to find the underlying cause of your symptoms and then uses food, herbs, supplements and lifestyle changes to aid in restoring your health and vitality. Patient education is an integral part of Laura’s treatment. The more you are able to understand your body and how it works the more you are able to make better choices in regards to your health and well being.
As a Naturopath Laura has completed a four year degree in natural medicine. This included extensive study of nutritional and herbal medicine, in-depth anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, nutritional biochemistry, human disease processes (pathology) and food as medicine.
Many people choose to see a Naturopath as they are looking for natural solutions to their health, they have been through the medical system and are not getting positive changes, they want something to compliment the treatment they are receiving from their doctor or they are looking for a more personalised approach to their health with a practitioner who has time and builds a relationship.
Naturopathy – based on traditional natural medicine
Naturopathy is based on traditional natural medicine systems. Much of what we do has roots in traditional herbalism and traditional medicine philosophies and practices. However due to our strong reliance on science today and extensive research on herbal and nutritional medicine Naturopathy is an evidence based practice, herbs and supplements used are backed by extensive modern research and testing.