Naturopaths can treat a wide range of health problems. They try to determine what imbalances in the body or in the diet are causing the problem and treat the cause, rather than temporarily suppressing the symptoms.
The importance of the digestive system and liver function are fundamental for a Naturopath to treat. Through dietary changes in particular, as food affects the gut directly, many symptoms can be treated from constipation and diarrhoea, to more serious conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulitis and colitis.
Naturopaths can support parents from preconception care, fertility issues and menstrual disorders through pregnancy and breastfeeding into health problems with children, especially poor immunity, asthma, eczema and allergies.
Skin problems are most certainly part of a Naturopath’s domain. Looking at the cause of skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis or acne is fundamental to their treatment, rather than merely suppressing them with creams. From the Naturopath’s perspective the skin is an outward revelation of what is happening inside the body and it is important to treat this before it becomes a deeper problem.
Headaches and migraines always have a cause, be it hormonal, liver congestion, magnesium deficiency, food sensitivities or other related issues, that can be treated by a naturopath.
Naturopaths can also help treat acute infections using herbal medicines that are antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and immune boosting, as well as by giving supplements to support immune function.