seeing a naturopath

Frequently Asked Questions

When seeing a naturopath for the first time, you may have questions or concerns around treatments, standards of care or simply what to expect during a consultation. To help you make an informed decision we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions around naturopathy below.

  1. Is naturopathy for me?


    Unlike medical doctors that treat the symptoms of disease and illness, Naturopathy is for you if you want to treat illness at its root cause using natural medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle.

    At Brisbane Naturopath our focus is to help remove obstacles that stand in the way of you and long-term health and happiness. To find out if our Naturopathic Practitioners can help you, book a FREE 15-minute phone consults; we can discuss your current condition, health goals and what to expect when working with us. Click here to book a free 15-minute consult now

  2. Which conditions does naturopathy best treat?

    Whether you are sick, feeling run down or just can’t put a finger on why you aren’t feeling your best, one of our Naturopaths can help treat you. Below, is a small sample of the more common ailments we have expertise in treating:

    • Allergies and Food Sensitivities
    • Children’s Heath
    • Cold & Flu
    • Diabetes
    • Digestive Disorders
    • Fatigue
    • Fertility and IVF Support
    • Hormonal Issues
    • Immune Support
    • Insomnia
    • Natural Detox
    • Skin Conditions
    • Stress
    • Thyroid
    • Weight Loss
    • Women’s Health
  3. What methods are used in naturopathy?

    At Brisbane Naturopath we take a holistic approach to achieve optimum health. Our naturopaths draw on a variety of methods, such as:

    • Superfood and wholefood nutrition protocols to rejuvenate and nourish the body according to body types and allergies.
    • Herbal medicine to remedy illness and disease. We have an on-site liquid herbal dispensary to tailor-make herbal tonics for your needs
    • Remedial massage or physical therapy to relieve tension and stored negative emotions.
    • Flower essence used to treat emotional hostility in your life.
    • Homeopathics to restore a person’s body, mind and soul to equilibrium. 

    You can also read some of our Client Success Stories to get a better idea of how we treat.

  4. What can I expect during the first consultation?

    Your first consult will take about 90 minutes. During your initial consultation, the practitioner may do any of the following depending on your needs:

    • Assess past and current health complaint/s assessment
    • Review Body systems (digestive, endocrine, hepatic, circulatory, immune, reproductive etc.)
    • Evaluate for nutritional deficiencies
    • Iris analysis
    • Referrals for pathology or functional medicine testing, if needed
    • Determine root cause of disease, not just the symptoms
    • Determine treatment protocols and priorities
    • Provide nutritional and supplement advice

    We also ensure natural medicine prescriptions will not interfere or contraindicate other medications that you may be taking.

  5. What will my naturopath prescribe me?

    During your first consult, your Naturopath will determine the best treatment protocols for your case. This includes nutrition, lifestyle, and herbal medicines and supplements.

    To ensure optimal results, we have an on-site liquid herbal dispensary and all prescribed products are practitioner strength.

  6. How much does it cost to see a naturopath?

    An initial consultation with our senior naturopath is $150. The consultation takes about 90 minutes and our naturopath will conduct a full comprehensive health analysis and diagnostic. This includes:

    • Review Body systems (digestive, endocrine, hepatic, circulatory, immune, reproductive etc.)
    • Assessment of nutritional deficiencies
    • Referrals for pathology or functional medicine testing, if needed
    • Determine root cause of disease, not just the symptoms
    • Determine treatment protocols and priorities
    • Provide nutritional and supplement advice

    For new customers, we offer a free 15-minute phone consults where we discuss your health goals and what to expect when working with us. Click here to book a free 15-minute consult now.

  7. How much does it cost to see a naturopath?

    An initial consultation with our senior naturopath is $150. The consultation takes about 90 minutes and our naturopath will conduct a comprehensive health analysis and diagnostic. This includes:

    • Review Body systems (digestive, endocrine, hepatic, circulatory, immune, reproductive etc.)
    • Assessment of nutritional deficiencies
    • Referrals for pathology or functional medicine testing, if needed
    • Determine the root cause of disease, not just the symptoms
    • Determine treatment protocols and priorities
    • Provide nutritional and supplement advice

    For new customers, we offer a free 15-minute phone consults where we discuss your health goals and what to expect when working with us. Click here to book a free 15-minute consult now.

  8. What do I need to bring to the initial appointment?

    Please bring any relevant tests such as blood tests you may have for your naturopath to use during your assessment. If you don’t have a copy on hand, please contact your doctor’s office and request a copy.

  9. Will natural treatment interfere with my medications?

    When it comes to fully natural and allopathic treatments you don’t have to choose one type over another. Our naturopaths are trained in pharmacology to ensure any natural medicine compliments your current medication, not hinder it.

    What's more, our highly experienced Naturopaths will prescribe around your prescription medications and in some cases may be able to help reduce pharmaceutical side effects. During your initial consult, you will need to discuss your prescription medicine with your practitioner to determine the best course of treatment.

  10. Is naturopathy safe for children?

    Yes. Naturopathy is perfectly safe for children of all ages because it works with your child’s internal natural healing system. All prescribed medicines are 100% natural.

  11. Is Naturopathy covered by private health insurance?

    As of 1st April 2019, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy are no longer covered with private health funds in Australia.

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Ready to Work With Us?

Not sure if we are the right practitioner for you? We offer a FREE 15-minute phone consultation with our senior Naturopath, Elisabeth Singler. Get personal advice on your situation. We can discuss what your wanting to achieve with your health and what you can expect when working with us as your practitioner.

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