What is Naturopathy?
“Naturopathy is a wholistic system of healing that incorporates a range of treatments and natural therapies, with the underlying belief that your body given the right support, is able to heal itself.” Source
Leesa Webb – Our Naturopath’s special interests include
- Food Sensitivities
- Digestive Disorders
- Womens Health
- Metabolism Disorders
- Immune Disorders
- and more…
What to expect from your appointment!
Your Naturopathic consultation with Leesa will take between 1 hour and 1.5 hours, depending on how many questions you have and complexity of issue. Follow up appointments are generally 30 minutes.
Please fill in the Health Screening Questionaire before you arrive on if you are unable to do this please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete paper work.
- Please bring any supplements or current medications with you to appointment – It is important that you physically bring these . Leesa needs to know exact ingredients and dosages. It is extremely important in order avoid any potential contraindications with any medications both over the counter and prescribed by your doctor.
- Please complete a diet diary over a 2 day period, record everything you eat and drink – including how much water, alcohol, coffee etc (please prepare this prior to your appointment)
- Please prepare a list of questions you wish Leesa to cover to ensure nothing is overlooked
- If you have had recent blood tests at your GP please obtain a copy and bring to appointment
Prior to your appointment Leesa needs to know the reason you are consulting with her. This information allows Leesa to complete any necessary research in order to ensure up to date advice on your condition.
Leesa will use this information to assist in identifying underlying causative factors, and will apply other appropriate examinations and/or request further testing as indicated by each patients presentation. She will suggest appropriate dietary changes and either provide or suggest supplements and or herbals to suit your individual needs. Leesa does her best to work with your health needs and individual preferences in both her dietary advice and prescriptions. She may request that you complete a symptom observation diary after your appointment in order to assess progress.
Health Fund Rebates Apply (Please check with your health fund, HICAPS on the spot claiming is available – see available funds here).
Leesa is a fully accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.
Our Naturopath Leesa practices predominately in the areas of herbal medicine and nutrition, but may also incorporate massage into her Naturopathy practise. She has a Diploma in Naturopathy and a Bachelor of Health Science. Her last practice was Energised Health at Miami a Natural Medicine Clinic she ran from 1999-2010.
Leesa regularly attends continuing professional educational events and strives to maintain the most up to date knowledge in this constantly evolving field. She places a high emphasis on the importance of correct diet, and the tailoring of diet to suit individual needs. She has an extensive range of professional liquid herbs from which she can blend formulas tailored to individual patient needs. For those who don’t like to take liquid herbs tablet/capsule forms of professional supplements may be provided or recommended.
Leesa may use physical examination of skin hair and nails as well as iridology and analysis of both conventional blood tests you may already have from your G.P. or she may also order specialized functional tests such as salivary, blood or hair analysis. Leesa takes a thorough history and asks her patients to complete a health screening questionnaire.
She can help with hormonal imbalances, digestive problems, irritable bowel, food sensitivities, autoimmune conditions, type 2 diabetes, fatigue and much more. She can also guide her patients through a professional detox programs which we all need every now and then.
What does a Naturopath do?
“A naturopathic practitioner deals with internal health problems, metabolic disorders and imbalances, through treatment of the whole person. In general, a wide range of assessment techniques are employed to uncover the causative factors, and treatment may involve nutritional advice, dietary changes, herbal medicines, homoeopathy, bodywork or nutritional supplements. Naturopaths will not necessarily utilise all of these therapies, but will have a range of therapies they specialise in.
Naturopaths believe that when we restore or maintain the equilibrium of the body, our immune system is better placed to defend itself against infection and disease.
Naturopaths are trained in a variety of modalities and therefore able to treat a broad spectrum of illness or disease states that are either acute or chronic.” Source
They use conventional health sciences along with a range of natural therapies in order to treat a person’s mental, emotional and physical states for a lasting effect.
Naturopaths believe that every person has their own healing ability, and naturopathic treatment simply allows the body to repair itself and recover from illnesses. Naturopaths encourage a person to take responsibility for their own health. The goal is to create a lifestyle that supports health and well-being. Naturopaths use therapies such as herbal medicine, nutrition, diet and lifestyle changes as well as massage to assist in health management and the healing process.
Phone 5535 5218 to book in with Leesa – Naturopath on the Gold Coast.