In the next couple of weeks, the cold and flu season will be upon us. No one fancies this season of watery eyes and runny nose, with tissues sticking all around the elbows, where one wishes that he/she wasn’t so achy and cold. What do you do if you find yourself in this situation? Do you silently suffer through it, send someone to besiege the pharmacy to buy for you every decongestant, pain relievers and fever reducers you can find or do you put a call through to your Doctor – or your naturopath?
Naturo who? I thought they only work on preventive medicine? What have they got to do with my cold and flu? I assumed they only believe in talking about diets and healthy eating? What benefit could I possibly get from a Naturopath?
This is where the issues arise: there is a misconception from the word “go”. While Naturopaths do preventive treatment, they also help meet and treat acute, short term health needs also.
From the very beginning, a Naturopath is one that is committed to your health and wellbeing, and is always in your corner to help you deal with those acute concerns when they do come up.
Struck with cold or flu? We recommend support that the body needs to help it fight infections as the body is working overtime to keep you as healthy as possible. Even if, for example, you have a fever, we help you get as comfortable as possible and encourage you to hang in there as your body increases its ability to subvert the infection that attacks your body. Even if your throat keeps tickling and your chest hurts from all the “I’m not going anywhere” phlegm, we have the perfect answer; a soothing herbal formula can help get the mucous out while an effective anti-microbial will deal with the microbes.
Is naturopathy limited to just coughs and cold? Definitely not! Even if you see the beginnings of a bladder infection but you want to avoid the use of antibiotics, we will have it looked at, test for an infection and then launch our arsenal of natural treatment on it to help you find wellness.
Battling infections may not be the issue you’re currently facing; maybe your joints are acting up and inflammation brought on by changes in weather are limiting your movement, we will help you decrease the inflammation and you will see the miracle of having your pain peter out! Another angle is the employment of anti-inflammatory botanicals and also foods.
Allergies? It is good decision to find some relief from them by using natural anti-histamines and making simple changes to your diet. It is confirmed that the major reason behind the use of naturopathy is treatment using prevention techniques and education on sustainable health and wellness. However, considering our human dispositions; we encounter acute health problems more often than not. Hence, my commitment to you as a Naturopath is to always be here, ready to help with any health issues, no matter what they are.
Rochelle Waite's office is located above Melba’s in Surfer’s Paradise, appointments can be made by calling 0481 751 610 or visiting www.thehealthsuite.com.au
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