The role of naturopath is to recognise and remove any barriers or obstructions to the body's natural heath processes. Naturopath can provide people with the tools to take charge of their own health, leading to improved wellbeing and an increases resistance to infection and illness.
Why Visit a Naturopath?
Naturopathic practitioners interpret signs and symptoms and make diagnosis of possible illness based on the actual root cause of the illness.
This method helps to control, eliminate and prevent any re-occurrence of illness. Once the root cause has been established, the Naturopath can then correct the imbalance and restore the body back to it's original state of health
Your Naturopath Experience?
A typical consultation takes around 45minutes, where a full case history is taken, PH testing and iridology may be used as a diagnostic tool to confirm findings.
Diet, lifestyle, stress and inherited strengths and weaknesses are all considered when establishing treatment protocols and everyone is treated individually.
When attending your appointment please bring along any relevant blood tests or medical reports.
A follow up consultation takes less time. But please allow 20-60 minutes. The second consultation is usually 2 weeks later. Please allow for 12 weeks of your personal commitment to the program. The idea is that Karina teaches you and you apply what is necessary to your lifestyle.
Please note that any medicines/supplements and testing is not included in the consultation price.
Karina takes her time with her patients and she always aims "to make people feel better" and “to get the most out of their bodies". Karina is passionate about her work and takes great satisfaction in teaching others how to live better. Naturopathy is not just for people who are ill, but is a way of life that can promote abundant life force and vitality. Karina's Passion - "Peace and Happiness" in all human life, which can only happen if we are well.
Iridology - Iris Diagnosis?
Iridology is the process of studying the iris of the human eye to gain insights into the systemic health of the individual.
Karina uses a camera with a specialized lens attachment to take a close up picutre of the iris. This picture is then compared to iris charts that have been developed by iridologists over the decades. Using this information Karina can then suggest remedial strategies that are tailored to enhance the strengths and support any weaknesses that seem apparent in the patient's physcial constitution.
Nutritional medicine is a natural approach to healthcare aimed at achieving good health to prevent illness. Optimum nutrition and health depends on the quality and quantity of food eaten, how well it is digested and absorbed and the biochemical uniqueness of the individual.
The types of foods we eat and the enviromental, lifestlye stresses we are exposed to, can all lead to nutritional deficiencies and imbalances causing health problems. With the proper guidance of a qualified healthcare professional such as a Naturopath, nutritional medicine can create a better quality of life.
Why Use Practitioner Only Products?
Practitioner only products are supported by scientific evidence, to achieve successful clinical outcomes. They are positioned as the highest quality supplements available in the world.
This is not always the case with retail products. Similar over the counter products may be cheaper; however they can sometimes contain unsuitable additives, inferior quality raw materials and are not always formulated to achieve optimum results.
Practitioner only products are guaranteed for quality-tested ingredients; are synergistically designed to treat and target a specific condition and uses the optimum dose range and potency to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.
Homeopathy can be used to effectively treat numerous different acute and chronic illnesses. Homeopathic treatments are safe and free from serious adverse reactions.
Herbal medicine is the combination of traditional knowledge of plant medicine with current evidenced based research.
Herbal medicine is a holistic way to support the body's defence system, treat illness and enhance general wellbeing. Herbal extracts can be as powerful as pharmaceutical drugs.
For existing Clients we are able to mail out your medicine, or you can collect it at the clinic.
All re-order mixed herbs will require payment prior to mail-out and pick up.
Please give 24 hours notice to arrange for these to made up for you.
Biomesotherapy stimulates your body's own healing capacity. The body is encouraged to start healing itself. Many other products used are formulated to relax muscle tension, for example when treating neck and lower back pain. People are often very surprised at the ease of the treatment. This technique cannot be compared with the injections given in conventional medicine.
Biomesotherapy uses saline injections.
Please note that we confirm all of our appointments via a phone call, the day before to give you the opportunity to change , cancel or reschedule.
If you call us within 1/2 an hour of your booking time or on the day please understand that we will be charging you and are entitled to charge a cancellation fee for the full cost of the consultation.
Please also understand that those appointment times could have been filled and would appreciate your understanding in this matter.
I understand that things can happen last minute and we are happy to accommodate you at a new time slot but would appreciate that you be polite to reception staff when you are advised of these charges.
This is a clinic and a business, and like other practitioners and specialist services we run by appointment only.
Call (03) 9707 5745 - to re-schedule your appointments.
Hi-Caps is available for your private health fund, the amount you receive back is dependable on your Private Health Insurance.
It is best to check with your provider.
We also accept Cash, Eftpos and Credit Card, please note that when using your Credit Card there is a 2% surcharge fee applied to your payment.
Whole BODY WELLNESS FOR TODAY....
"Good physical and emotional health is restored and maintained by supporting the body's natural processes and by addressing it's needs for correct nutrition, balanced functioning and an increase in the resilience of the nervous system. A positive outlook combined with knowledge drawn from nature's own processes provide the basis for the restoration of vibrant health".
Con Amor - Karina Francois