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Naturopathy

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What is it?

Naturopathy offers an alternative approach to medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully treated or prevented without the use of drugs by using more natural plant derived herbal medicines and using techniques such as control of diet, exercise, and massage. Naturopathy is both an art and a science where by the Naturopath holistically assesses your body and becomes attuned to how your body responds to herbal supplements and changes in your lifestyle. Naturopaths are prevention medicine specialists. Tyack Health’s Naturopath relies on scientific evidence in her clinical practice and complements other medical, psychological and musculoskeletal care.

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How does it work, to heal you?

The role of a naturopath is to work with a person to promote the natural healing of the body. Naturopathic medicine is based on treating the cause of an illness and aims to treat the body as a whole. The disease, illness or pain that the patient presents with may have a singular cause, but often has many different causes. A foundational naturopathy belief is that health is more than just the absence of disease and works on strengthening the body's natural defences. Naturopathic theory focuses on the human body’s ability to heal itself if it is supplied with the correct environment and the basic ingredients that can build new healthy cells.

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Why are we different?

Tyack health’s naturopath is a sort after practitioner who cares deeply for her flock of loyal patients who recognize and value her unique mix of experience and qualifications spanning over 15 years. These qualifications include a Masters degree in Natural Medicine (MTech Hom), qualifications in Iridology (NDip Irid, Germany), Compounding and Dispensing and Integrative Medicine (South African Integrated Medicine Fellowship) and an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy in Australia. Working collaboratively with the broad spectrum of other practitioners at Tyack health facilitates a healing environment for patients where both common and complex issues can be unravelled and prevented from returning.

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While you’re with us, you’ll enjoy:


  • Compassionate, caring and knowledgeable Naturopath
  • Friendly, warm and helpful receptionists
  • Individualized holistic care
  • Instant health fund claiming
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Comfortable private consulting room
  • Complementary tea and coffee
 
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Common Naturopathic conditions treated:


  • Anxiety and depression
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Fertility issues - pre-conception healthcare
  • Common ailments during pregnancy
  • Gastro-intestinal conditions (intestinal permeability, dysbiosis, allergies)
  • Anemia
  • Low energy and Insomnia
  • Mood & Memory improvement
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Digestive irregularities
  • Pre-natal planning & Pregnancy care
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Menopause
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Bone density
  • Childhood health
  • Acute ailments – sinusitis, cold and flu, viral infections
  • Degenerative joint issues or chronic pain
  • Weight regulation
  • Attention deficit disorder and autistic tendencies in children
  • Chronic fatigue and stress
  • Bladder infections, hay fever, and sinusitis ​
 
 

Carine Pieterse

MTech (Hom.), Adv. Dip. Naturopathy and Nutrition

Carine’s passion for healing began at an early age – stirred through her grandmother's herbal pharmacy and love for natural medicine. Her own childhood naturopath took particular care in explaining how to assist the body’s natural healing process and from there, she’d found her calling.

 
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What to Expect


Every patient is unique and assessed as such. During your consultation, your naturopath will gather information to form a holistic view of your lifestyle, diet, exercise and family history. The presented ailments or complaints are then better contextualised to identify the root cause of your condition.


Treatment recommendations are built on understanding the root cause and also your preferences for how you prefer to be treated. During consultations the naturopath will make an effort to educate you about your health situation, so that you can better understand the impact of choices you make in your everyday life and the impact they can have on your long term health.


Naturopathic remedies when administered correctly assist to restore your body’s core balance leading to improved physical, mental and emotional health.

 
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Combining Naturopathy and Homeopathy


The diverse and inclusive nature of the art of naturopathic healing, has seen the core naturopathic modalities of herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and nutritional supplementation combined in clinical practice with homeopathy and iridology. Being able to combine several modalities allows greater flexibility and multiple treatment options which bolsters the positive impact achievable on the body.


As both Homeopathy and Naturopathy focuses on a much more holistic approach, the patient will find that consultations are much more in depth than what they may be used to from conventional consultation with a general practitioner. As a result of deeper investigation and communication with the practitioner, the patient will grow a deeper appreciation and understanding of the intricate and delicate balance strived for and how such a balance can lead to improved health.


Homeopathic medicine can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine and the patient may, as he or she and their practitioner notice improvement, discuss the possibility of a controlled reduction of their conventional medicine with their general practitioner.

 
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Adrenal Fatigue


Do you experience any of the following?

  • Feeling too tired to cope with your daily activities
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling run down?
  • Difficult to get up in the mornings?
  • Muscle and joint aches and pains for no specific reason
  • Difficulty to cope with stress
  • Feeling “down”
  • Change in your diet for example an increase or decrease in appetite and specific food cravings
  • Change in menstrual cycle or issues with fertility
  • Increased tendency to allergies
  • Are your general blood tests normal but you just don’t feel right?

If you have answered yes to at least two of the above you may very well be likely to have a condition called Adrenal Fatigue.

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

It is usually caused by some form of stress, be it physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, infectious or a combination of these. Stress can take its toll in various ways; loss of a loved one, relocating, vehicle accident, losing your job and serious illness can be some of the worst stresses and then there are also the less obvious but ongoing ones like stress or unhappiness at the workplace, difficult relationships, environmental toxins and poor diet. Our adrenals respond to any kind of stress by releasing the necessary stress hormones to help you cope with your unique situation. When the amount of stress overextends the capacity of the body to compensate and recover from that stress, adrenal fatigue may present itself.

Adrenal Fatigue can also lead to other conditions or imbalances in the body. Below are just a few examples:

Deficiency in nutrients: When our stress levels are high our body’s demand for certain nutrients to help us cope with the stress increases. When these needs are not met we might start to get deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, especially magnesium and vitamin B. These deficiencies can lead to certain symptoms and can also exacerbate the adrenal fatigue symptoms.

Allergies: this can be associated with adrenal fatigue due to the increased release of cortisol – an important stress anti-inflammatory hormone – in response to histamine. Histamine is normally released when there is an allergy response. This causes the adrenals to work harder and the more fatigued they become the less cortisol is released causing histamine to inflame the tissues even more and allergies to increase and get out of control.

What can Naturopathy do for Adrenal Fatigue?

The following will be looked at and discussed during the hour consultation:

  • The original possible cause/s that led to the your symptoms
  • Your lifestyle i.e. exercise, quality of sleep, current occupation and diet
  • Symptoms and signs of possible nutrient deficiencies
  • Symptoms and signs of possible hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive health
  • Emotional health
  • A general review of systems
  • Reaction and exposure to environment i.e. toxins, temperature and foods

Two very helpful and important tests may be done which you can see as an investment to optimal health:

Organic Acid Testing.

The following very helpful markers are looked at during this test:

  • Functional vitamin and mineral status (how our minerals and vitamins are actually working for us)
  • Amino acid insufficiencies (important building blocks of proteins for all body processes)
  • Oxidative damage and antioxidant need
  • Phase I & Phase II detoxification capacity in the liver (can your body detoxify efficiently)
  • Functional B-complex vitamin need (critical for energy and nervous system health)
  • Neurotransmitter metabolites (the production of brain hormones that keep us happy and energised)
  • Mitochondrial energy production (the power houses in our cells that make energy)
  • Methylation sufficiency (important for normal cell communications and processes)
  • Lipoic acid and CoQ10 status (very important for energy and cardiovascular health)
  • Markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth ( tells us whether we may be feeling awful because we have an overgrowth of bacteria in our small intestine)

An adrenal hormone profile:

This will look at all the different hormones involved with adrenal function.

Treatment will be focused on:

  • Replacing and replenishing necessary nutrients in order to meet the demands of your body.
  • Giving specific herbal formulations to nurture and nourish the adrenal glands. These formulations are uniquely blended for your individual needs.
  • Rectifying underlying imbalances in biochemical processes that may be depicted from the organic acid test
  • Giving advice on diet and lifestyle
  • Helping to improve digestive health
  • Treating other associated conditions like the allergies or fertility problems if necessary
  • Giving ongoing support to help you to improve your health and ultimately reach optimal health.
 
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Infertility


 

  • Nutritional deficiency checks
  • Hormonal balance tests
  • Detailed dietary assessment
  • Blood tests to assess your cellular health and tissue performance
  • Genetic testing regarding metabolism of specific nutrients
  • Diagnosed conditions such as autoimmune or thyroid conditions
  • Signs and symptoms in any system you reveal in your consultation
  • Detailed personal and family health history
  • Environmental toxin load from work or home

 

 

Department Hours & Fees


Department Hours

Tuesday 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
Thursday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
Alternate Fridays 8.00 am - 12.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm

Consultation Fees

The initial consultation will usually take up to an hour. During that hour an in depth understanding of the patient’s main ailments will be determined plus an assessment of how the bodily systems are functioning by asking various questions about the body, diet, emotional health and lifestyle habits.

Other tests may also be used during the consultation if necessary to determine if the patient suffers from a possible heavy metal overload, environmental pollutant overload, candida, increased acidity or to determine hormone levels by using the patient’s saliva. Depending on the condition, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled in one to four weeks after the initial consultation.

Initial Consultation (up to 1 hour) $110
Follow Up Consultation – 30- 45 min $85

Cancellation Policy

We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.

Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.

Contact our Reception team on (07) 3249 5333 for further information.