Naturopathy is a health care system and philosophy that encompasses a variety of modalities such as functional nutrition, food as medicine, herbalism, flower essence therapy and iridology. Naturopathy is used to assess and uncover the root cause of your health complaints, placing emphasis on the connections between each organ in the body and how they work with each other.
Our philosophy is to treat the whole person, which reduces symptomatic treatment and focuses on resolving the root cause of illness. Naturopaths solely focus on using nature to cure, as the human body is designed to endogenously heal itself. Naturopaths seek to remove the disturbing factors that cause disease, allowing health and mind to be restored.
Our treatment approach incorporates a wide range of evidence-based modalities to support your health. This includes nutritional and herbal medicine, a food-first approach with specific dietary/lifestyle modifications to suit your goals/needs, and recommendations and advice to help you restore and maintain your health long-term.
Melissa has a special interest in mental/emotional health and stress, women’s health and hormonal imbalances, chronic digestive disorders and chronic skin conditions. She believes that the gut is the root cause of all disease, and so there is a special focus on education regarding digestive health, and how important it is for ongoing health and wellbeing.