Conventional medicine in the 21st century is so specialised that it treats symptoms with little attention given to the underlying causative factors of ill health. The practice of naturopathy aims to restore optimal health and wellbeing via the collaboration of modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical healthcare methods.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s at Angela French Naturopath
Q1. What is a naturopath?
A naturopath is a preventative healthcare extraordinaire who subscribes to the philosophy that the body has an innate ability to heal using the healing power of nature and natural medicines. A naturopath doesn’t just address the symptoms of disease, but looks deeper in finding the cause. By taking into account your entire physical, emotional and bio-chemical health history, a naturopath will develop both corrective and long term maintenance care plans so you can achieve optimal health and live the life you love.
Q2. Where does one find excellent, reputable Naturopaths in Brisbane?
Angela French Naturopath has offices in the suburb of Paddington, Brisbane. The staff are interested in nature and how it applies to the mental and physical wellbeing of patients. They welcome you, making you feel right at home, treating both acute- and chronic ailments.
This Brisbane naturopath makes use of the best treatment options from nature, understanding too well how mental and emotional problems of modern times contribute to many of the physical ailments we see today. Treatments and services at Angela French include functional and conventional pathology testing, iridology, naturopathy, nutrition, weight management and herbal medicine.
Q3. Speaking of nutrition – what is nutritional medicine?
Nutritional medicine recognises the impact of nutrition on our health. When the body is provided with the correct balance of food and supplements, we’re healthy. Problems with the way our food is produced has caused the need to supplement our diets with vitamins and minerals. Our immune system and gut flora is unique and both affect our ability to process foods, absorb nutrients and to effectively get rid of wastes.
External environmental factors such as pesticides and synthetic chemicals as well as food additives are thought to have led to an increased incidence of allergies and intolerances. Stress too, has an impact on our nutrient levels and if nutrient levels are low, our response to stress deplete the body’s stores of vitamins and minerals.
Q4. What is Herbal Medicine?
It’s the oldest form of medicine and has been practised for thousands of years. In India for instance, herbal remedies are used in mainstream medicine in Ayurveda to treat a broad spectrum of ailments. An advantage of herbs over chemical remedies is that they stimulate the body’s own natural healing abilities by re-balancing and supporting it’s natural function. Today there is an exciting range of herbal products from Angela French Naturopath’s clinic in Brisbane.
Q5. What happens in an initial consultation at Angela French Naturopath?
- Your health history is assessed.
- You will have a physical examination and health assessment. The physical examination includes (but is not limited to) analysis of tongue, nail and iris signs – these all provide clues as to the state of your health.
- A report of findings is explained to you.
- Treatment strategies are discussed and implemented over a proposed period of time.
Q6. What is Angela’s approach – is she legit?
Angela is an experienced degree-qualified naturopath who has been in the health industry for more than 15 years. She is also a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association. Combining her knowledge of traditional naturopathic protocols together with evidenced based methods, she creates simple natural health care solutions that get results for her patients. She is passionate about educating her patients on how to recognise physical and emotional cues that arise and may lead to ill-health.
Her consultations are relaxed, but always professional. She tailors programs that fit into all kinds of busy lifestyles and works with a network of other like-minded health practitioners.
Q7. What does Angela French Naturopath assist with?
- Female specific conditions eg PMS, endometriosis, PCOS, period pain
- Digestive conditions eg IBS, bloating, constipation, reflux
- Skin conditions eg eczema, psoriasis, acne
- Natural thyroid, adrenal and hormone balancing treatments
- Energy and vitality support
- Weight management
- Immunological condtions eg frequent infections, sensitivities, auto-immune conditions
Q8. Is Lifestyle Counselling Offered?
Yes, this is because the naturopaths at this Brisbane naturopathy clinic treat the whole person, and not just the disease. Prevention is always better than cure and they know that your lifestyle plays a critical role in your health. The clinic offers lifestyle and nutritional counselling for anyone (even those who aren’t seeking assistance with weight issues) with advice and help to becoming healthy and achieving your lifestyle goals.
Q9. What tests does Angela sometimes recommend and refer clients to?
Sometimes, if deemed necessary, testing is required for more information about the patient’s current state of health. Some of these tests will include;
- Coeliac screening
- Hormonal assays
- In-Clinic screening
- Conventional pathology
- Nutrient assays
- Pyrrole screening
- Intestinal permeability
- Comprehensive stool analysis
- Food/air-borne sensitivities
- MTHFR screening – to detect common mutations in the MTHFR gene associated with elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood.
Q10. What Payment Methods are Accepted?
- All cards
Please note that fees are payable on the day of service.
Got more questions or want to make an appointment? Don’t be shy to send Angela French a brief message via the online contact form – it could go a long way towards securing you the freedom of good health, and that’s a priceless gift!