Naturopathy | Holistic Health | Nutritional Medicine
Wellness is a health state of optimal health which includes the physically, mentally and emotionally state of the being. It’s not just the absence of disease, but a state where the body performs at the best. At Cura, a Perth Natural Medicine Clinic, you can get a complete holistic health plan and care support.
Optimal wellness is different throughout a person’s life stages, but it can always be functioning at a prime pitch. Why is it that some 70 year olds can climb mountains and bounce around the room, whereas some are in a hospital bed with little life left in them? It is all about feeling in peak form all of the time!
Wellness medicine practitioners work with their patients to help them achieve optimal wellness, using lifestyle and diet prescriptions, natural therapies and other holistic treatment approaches that compliment the body’s natural functions and promote long-lasting health through a focus on an individual’s personal needs and story. You are definitely more than your disease or physical state!
No guess work is done, we use functional pathology testing to assess your current health status. All treatment plans are based around the most current scientific research, including evidence-based herbal medicine prescribing. We allow a minimum of 60 minutes for this consultation and it is personalised for you, not a standard protocol treatment.
What’s the difference between holistic health, naturopathy, clinical naturopathy and integrative medicine? Well the difference is mainly in the science behind the practice of them and the pathology testing used with them. Generally speaking, clinical and integrative medicine uses more evidence-based herbal medicine and nutrition, supported with research.
One important aim of a naturopath is to educate, empower and support the patient to assist them obtain health. Through education, the patient will then be able to take a more active role in their health care Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies’ ability to ward off and combat disease. NDs view the patient as a complex, whole system. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health. Read more
Nutrition is essential for life. Our bones and muscles move magnesium and calcium on a daily basis. Iron feeds our red blood cells to deliver vital oxygen to our tissue. Selenium moves to clean heavy metals and works through detoxification channels in our liver. These are only a few examples of some nutritional essentials required for the internal workings of the human body and underscores the importance of nutrition in the management of disease. At Cura, nutritionists understand the biochemical implications for nutrition in your health. Read more
Evidence-based Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. It is an effective and natural way in assisting the body’s own healing capacity and promoting optimal health and wellbeing. Herbal medicine is increasingly being validated by scientific research which is often funded by pharmaceutical companies looking to identify a specific constituent which can be used as a new medicine. Many modern pharmaceuticals have been based on, or derived from chemicals found in plants. An example is the heart medication digoxin derived from foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) – Read more
Often illness or disease is due to some alterations in biochemical, nutritional, hormonal or metabolic function. Functional pathology is extremely helpful for chronic and difficult to treat conditions because it can reveal key causes for dis-ease and eliminates guesswork. Testing can also be useful to monitor the progress or improvements of conditions in an individual. Read more
Homeopathy is based on the principle that ‘like cures like’ – in other words, a substance taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if it was taken in large amounts.In homeopathy the active ingredient is highly diluted. The greater the dilution, the more potent the medicine. This is the most controversial aspect of homeopathy. How can a medicine be effective when it has been diluted so much? Read more
Wellness describes the absence of illness and disease. Do you feel truly well now? Ideally patients should maintain a state of wellness and work on prevention of disease. With the combination of dietary modifications, lifestyle improvements, naturopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition and mindset, a patient will reach a state of true wellness. The Cura clinic can be considered a wellness clinic, because of the combination of nutrition, diet, herbal medicine in naturopathic clinic setting. – Read more