Carrun Squires Naturopath
Natural Health Solutions
Naturopathy utilises a combination of natural therapeutics and treatment may include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine or homoeopathic medicine in addition to dietary guidance and lifestyle advice.
Your Naturopath may draw on naturopathic diagnostic techniques such as hair, tongue and nail analysis and iridology as well as utilising medical diagnostic tests and assessments. These together with a detailed case history, forms the basis of the therapeutic care plan.
Your Naturopath works confidently in conjunction with your other health care providers and where necessary and with your consent, will notify them of treatment you are receiving to ensure a safe combined approach.
Naturopathic care is excellent treatment for acute and chronic conditions affecting people of all ages, from children to the elderly, and can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. An important naturopathic aim is to educate, empower and support you so that you can take a more active role in your own health care. By helping you adopt a healthy attitude and diet, you are guided to build a lifestyle that supports you and your family’s health and wellbeing. Naturally!
Various remedies derived from plant parts are used to improve health, prevent disease and treat illness. Herbal Medicine has become more mainstream as recent evidence-based research confirms its value in the treatment and prevention of disease. Plant substances have been used for thousands of years to promote recovery, health and well-being; and are the foundation of modern pharmacology. Your prescription may include herbs as a specifically blended medicine or in the form of tablets / capsules.
Much ill health occurs from poor diet and many long standing health problems may be effectively treated once nutrient deficiencies, excesses or sensitivities have been identified. Often a condition improves through changes in diet alone.
As every individual is different, no one diet is appropriate for everyone. Through careful analysis of each person’s dietary choices and preferences, nutritional strategies can be applied to address health concerns or treat illness. While a healthy diet is of the utmost importance supplementation is often necessary to correct deficiencies while diet is being improved, to help maintain sufficient levels and produce specific desired effects. Because nutritional needs may vary dramatically from one person to another, prescribed treatment may include nutritional supplementation and / or special diets, tailored to your individual needs.
Based on the theory that “like cures like” and that health dysfunction can be remedied by stimulating the body’s own defences against the illness, homoeopathy can be a powerful remedy. Homoeopathic medicines can be applied in acute cases of ill health and also in chronic conditions and they can affect change on a physical, emotional and mental level.
Each remedy is aligned with a different emotional state and can be given alone or mixed together to make an individualised formula to assist with correcting emotional imbalance. These remedies work in subtle ways to bring about changes in emotional state which can subsequently influence physical health.
The coloured part of the eye, the iris, is examined through a magnified torch. The individual's whole body can be assessed in relation to organ system strengths and weaknesses.
Ear candling is a relaxing technique used successfully for many problems associated with the ears and the head area including:
• Swimmer’s ear
• Pre or post air travel
Hundreds of clinical trials have shown therapeutic massage to be beneficial to both psychological and physical health.
• Facilitates relaxation to relieve stress, depression and improve state of mind
• Relaxes muscles and increases circulation to relieve muscle pain, tension and spasm
• Stimulates the immune system
• Improves the body’s alignment and posture
• Assists with recovery after injury
The following types of massage are available:
• Deep Tissue
• Paediatric - coming soon
• Remedial - coming soon*
Your therapist will advise on the most effective treatment for you.
Bowen Therapy *
Through specific soft tissue or fascial release and integration techniques Bowen stimulates specific receptors that enable the body to correct dysfunctions and restore balance. It has consistently shown to have profound and permanent healing and pain relief outcomes. It is very gentle, relaxing and non-invasive involving no manipulation, and is therefore ideal for everyone including children and the aged.
Acute and chronic conditions include:
• Pain with musculo-skeletal or neurological origins
• Back, neck and shoulder pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Plantar fasciitis
• Sporting injuries
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) *
A precise and gentle technique to stimulate the lymphatic system and improve lymph drainage. Used as a treatment for lymphoedema and also as a complementary therapy for general health.
Remedial Massage *
* offered at Mansfield Clinic only with Catherine Spencer (Massage and Bowen Therapist).
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A range of in-house and external diagnostic testing is available.:
• Cellular Health Analysis
• Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
• Complete Digestive Stool Analysis
• Functional Liver Detoxification Profile
• Hormone Testing – male & female
• Osteoporosis Risk Profile
• Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Profile
• Hair Mineral Analysis
• Essential Fatty Acids Status
• Total Antioxidant Status
Complementary Medicines – Safe and Effective
All natural medicines dispensed by the Clinic are strictly prescription only medicines and comply with the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s high standards. Your Naturopath is the most qualified person to advise you of any interactions between your natural medicines and prescription drugs.
ALWAYS SEE A QUALIFIED HERBAL PRACTITIONER BEFORE TAKING HERBAL REMEDIES WITH CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE.