First things first….a little introduction to Naturopathy.
The term Naturopathy is relatively new. It was coined in the late 1800’s as a term to describe a system of medicine that followed the philosophies below. These philosophies were based on the principles and philosophies of Hippocrates, the Greek physician who has incurred the title of ‘The father of Medicine’.
A Naturopath is someone who practices this system of medicine. Naturopathy is considered a complementary medicine, meaning that it works side by side with conventional medicine. Modern Naturopaths undergo extensive training in health sciences as well as both scientific and traditional understandings of Nutrition and plant medicines (Herbal medicines).
A Naturopath who has undergone appropriate training through an accredited college or University should be registered with an industry governing body. This is important to make sure that your practitioner is appropriately trained to advise you on your health needs.
Naturopathy incorporates Nutrition, Lifestyle Counselling and Herbal Medicine based on thorough health assessments. It may also include other modalities such as Massage, Homoepathy or Counselling for those with specialist training in these areas.
- The healing power of nature
- Identify and treat the causes
- First do no harm
Important note: this is not to imply that all nutritional and herbal supplements are completely safe for everyone at every time. It is important to seek guidance on natural products from a trained professional to check on interactions, dosage, quality of product etc. in order to ensure safety and benefit.
- Naturopath as teacher
- Treat the whole person
Why would I want to see a Naturopath?
So glad you asked. There are many reasons why seeing a Naturopath is beneficial. Below are some of the main reasons.
- Get clarification on the plethora of health information available
- Get advice specific for your needs
- Be confident that any supplements you are taking are beneficial and safe
- Learn about your body and how to look after it
- Keep motivated and stay accountable
- More vitality, less sickness!
To find out more specifically the types of health complaints frequently addressed please see our Naturopath and Nutrition page or to book an appointment please call 8296 7594.
Kelli Kieselbach - Naturopath & Nutritionist
Kelli Kieselbach is an Adelaide based Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist who works with clients of all ages to restore health and prevent disease using nutrition and herbal medicine. Kelli has a special interest in pain and fatigue management working closely with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue syndrome patients to empower them to live life with more energy and less pain. Kelli works part time at Marion Physiotherapy (in personal and telehealth available) as well as educating businesses and community groups on various health related topics through workshops and guest speaking roles. More information can be found here.