Essendon Naturopath

Essendon Naturopathy

Experience the Benefits of Naturopathy at Essendon Natural Health

Essendon Natural Health specialises in naturopathy for locals seeking relief from a variety of health concerns. Our two Clinical Naturopaths, Natalie Earles and Jessica Bouwmeester, are available to work with you through any number of issues. Natalie has a clinical focus on working with patients presenting with skin and digestive related disorders, while Jessica focuses on mood/anxiety complaints, hormonal imbalances and fatigue disorders.

Speak to the naturopaths at Essendon Natural Health today on 03 9337 8572 to devise a treatment plan that best suits your needs.

 

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What you need to know about naturopathic medicine at Essendon Natural Health

Not sure if naturopathy is right for you? The professionals at Essendon Natural Health will work with you to determine an appropriate treatment plan or identify whether you could also benefit from our other services like acupuncture, osteopathy, myotherapy and massage therapy.

If you choose to opt for naturopathy, you will be able to enjoy a holistic approach to health and healing. Naturopathy covers a range of modalities including nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, flower essences and many other healing modalities. Naturopathy not only looks at a person’s physical manifestation of symptoms, but also the influence of lifestyle factors and emotions on the person’s whole health.

Your naturopath at Essendon Natural Health will typically spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour with you. They will take into consideration any prescription medicines you are currently taking, and ask you questions about your lifestyle and medical history.

Progress and change in symptoms when seeing our naturopaths will depend on many different factors including how long you have had your health condition, your age, the severity of your symptoms and your overall vitality. While some people may notice symptoms subsiding within a few days after treatment, for some it may take weeks before improvement can be noticed. It should be noted that unlike pharmaceutical medications, many natural remedies are not a ‘quick-fix’ solution to a problem. Instead, the focus is on healing the body and finding a long-term solution to health complaints.

Our naturopaths are all members of their professional associations, although naturopathic services are no longer covered by private health insurance.

 

Why book with Essendon Natural Health

When seeking out naturopathy at Essendon Natural Health, you can be sure you are in safe hands. From Natalie’s focus on skin conditions and digestive complaints, from Jessica’s specialisation in mood disorders and sleep complaints, there will be a service to suit you at Essendon Natural Health.

Book an appointment by calling our friendly reception staff on 03 9337 8572 or email the team at admin@essendonnaturalhealth.com.au.

 

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What makes our Naturopaths so special?

Natalie Earles

Natalie is a highly trained Naturopath who has a special interest in the management of skin symptoms, such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Alongside this, Natalie has a clinic focus on managing digestive complaints such as IBS like symptoms, chronic constipation, bloating, gas, food intolerances, SIBO related symptoms, and reflux. Natalie  holds a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Naturopathy) and is registered with the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA).

Jessica Bouwmeester

Jessica is a highly experienced Naturopath who has a special interest mood, stress, anxiety and sleep related complaints. She uses a combination of herbal medicine, diet, and nutritional supplementation to achieve her outcomes. Alongside this interest, she has a clinical focus on supporting patients through fatigue related complaints, hormonal imbalances, and digestive disorders. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Naturopathy) and is registered with the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA).

 

 

 

FAQ’s

How long will my Naturopathic consultation take?

A Naturopath is an holistic therapist, so unlike many GPs that may only have 10-12 minutes to discuss only one complaint, you can expect to spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour with your Naturopath. You should anticipate being asked questions about everything from what you eat to how you sleep as this enables a Naturopath to form a clear picture of your whole health in order to properly guide you through your treatment therapy.

 

Do I need to stop taking my prescription medications?

Our Naturopaths looks at your health from a whole perspective; this includes any prescription medicines that you may be taking. You will need to discuss any medications or supplements that you are taking with them. As an integrative clinic, our naturopaths will never tell you to stop a prescribed medication without discussing this with you and your GP first. We believe in the integration of medicine and bringing the best of natural and medical care together.

 

How long will it be before I notice a difference with my symptoms?

Progress and change in symptoms when seeing our Naturopaths will depend on many different factors including how long you have had your health condition, your age, the severity of your symptoms and your overall vitality. While some people may notice symptoms subsiding within a few days after treatment, for some it may take weeks before improvement can be noticed. It should be noted that unlike pharmaceutical medications, many natural remedies are not a ‘quick-fix’ solution to a problem and work on healing the body and finding a long term solution to health complaints by dealing with the underlying causes behind your symptoms.

 

I am seeing another therapist for my health condition, should I mention this during the consultation?

Our Naturopaths are open to working with other healthcare professionals, whether they be conventional GPs or other natural medicine therapists. We pride ourselves on our ability to integrate and communicate with other healthcare professionals so that you can receive the best level of health care possible.

 

Is Essendon Naturopathy covered by private health insurance?

Our Naturopaths are all members of their professional associations however due to reforms to private health insurance rebates announced by the Australian government Naturopathic services will no longer be covered by private health insurance from 1st April 2019.

 

How much do consultations cost?

The initial consultation is $120.00 and is one hour in duration. The ongoing consultations are $85.00 and are 45 minutes in duration. Concession is available to health care card holders and children/adolescents under the age of 18. An extended follow up consultation is $100.00 for one hour in duration when required.