“This is where Naturopathy & Natural Medicine can help you with your healing process”
Orthodox medicine has its place and is undeniably the first line of treatment in many acute and emergency medical situations. However, these situations make up only a small percentage of medical issues. Often medical cases are complex and require ongoing management in both treatment and prevention. But BDHH’s Naturopathy services are here to help you!
Naturopathy presents a holistic approach to healthcare that aims to improve and optimise the health of the whole person. It has a strong emphasis on prevention and education and is particularly effective in the treatment of chronic diseases. We utilise in-depth clinical histories, functional pathology and other physical tests to tap into the body’s own self-healing capabilities. Using symptoms as clues, we seek to understand the underlying cause of the condition with the aim of bringing the patient back to optimal health. Click here for more information about Naturopathy.
Conditions We Help
Through Naturopathy, we promote healthy, clean living through the use of researched herbal medicines, supplements and nutritional and lifestyle modifications tailored to the patient’s specific condition and circumstance. From acute infections to chronic disease, we can help with a variety of conditions such as:
- Digestive issues e.g. IBS, Food allergy/intolerances, reflux
- Nervous system disorders e.g. depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches/migraines, fatigue
- Acute infections e.g. common cold
- Hormonal imbalanes e.g. menopause, PMS, period pain
- Fertility e.g. preconception care, pregnancy, labour and post-labour
- Endocrine disorders e.g. thyroid issues, diabetes, weight loss
- Liver disease and detoxification
- Autoimmune diseases and poor immunity
- Paediatrics e.g. colic, teething, constipation, ADHD
- Musculoskeletal e.g. fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, RA
- Skin conditions e.g. eczema, psoriasis, acne
- Cardiovascular e.g. hypertension, CVD, high cholesterol
- Cancer treatment support
Naturopathy – What to Expect – What should you expect from a consultation?
The Initial Consultation
At your initial naturopathic consultation, you will be asked to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out a brief questionnaire on your health. The first consultation is all about information gathering and goes for 1 hour. I will ask you a series of questions on your health priorities, symptoms, personal and family medical history, current medications, diet, lifestyle and more to gain a comprehensive picture of you and your health. A segment of this consultation will involve various physical assessments such as pH test, blood pressure, weight and height as well as tongue, eyes and nails to detect any nutritional deficiencies or other reasons for disease. Pathology tests or other more specialised tests may also be used or recommended.
Follow up Consultations
Follow up consultations are half the time of initial consultations and allow you to report back on any changes you have noticed or made. Your first follow up consultation is also the time you will receive your treatment plan based on what was shared at the initial consultation. Further follow up consultations will enable your progress to be tracked, give you that accountability that is so often needed when making changes to your health and allow for any adjustments to your treatment plan.
About Dr. Tim Howden | Naturopathic MedicineTim Howden has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine for more than 15 years and brings a great deal of authenticity and experience into his practice. As a Naturopath and health expert Tim’s objective is to improve you and your family’s wellness in the most direct and caring manner.
His enthusiasm for paediatric and family care began almost 22 years ago when his daughter was born. His love of organic gardening and plant-based medicine was honed more formally while gaining his degree at the Southern School of Natural Therapies in Melbourne. He is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Homeopath and is well versed in environmental medicine. His clinical methods are thorough and include observation, enquiry, listening, examination and testing.
Tim has expert knowledge in allergy, immune function and development and digestive health. His work aims to help others generate exceptional health in today’s dynamic world.
About Ash Kayser | NaturopathAsh holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy), completed through Torrens University Australia.
Assisting clients to regain control of their health by identifying the root cause of their presenting complaint truely lights her up! Through struggling with menstrual problems of her own, Ash found how incredibly powerful and healing Naturopathy can be. It was this experience with Naturopathy that sparked her passion for natural health, and has since fuelled her love for helping people feel empowered within their bodies.
Ash is here to support, guide and nurture you along your path to nourishment, combining compassionate care and evidence based interventions, so you can heal your hormones, skin, gut + more for good.
Ash’s clinical interests lie in hormonal/menstrual health, helping support you from your first period to your last. Ash also specialises in vaginal health (UTIs, thrush, bacterial vaginosis), skin, gut & mental health.