Frequently asked questions

How long does a naturopathic consultation go for?

Your first Naturopathic visit may take up to one hour as this is the time when we gather all the relevant information we need to make an appropriate assessment and come up with a treatment plan. You will be advised of this every step of the way. Your return visit may take about half an hour and during this time we will look at your improvement/changes since your last visit.

What can I expect from naturopathic treatment?

Michelle will talk to you about your diet, day-to-day life, exercise and work commitments. Michelle also uses iridology, pulse and tongue diagnosis and kinesiology muscle testing. Michelle will then recommend any changes and remedies she thinks you might need ie herbs, vitamin/mineral supplements, flower essences, exercise or relaxation techniques.

What is involved in an acupuncture treatment?

During your first visit, Michelle will ask you questions about your health, look at your tongue and take your pulse. She will then use very fine, sterile needles at particular points on your body as indicated by her assessment. Michelle may also use cupping/guasha, massage or recommend herbs/supplements to help support your health.

Acupuncture is based on the traditional chinese medicine theory of channels or meridians that run through your body, which for example, may need to be balanced, or energised, to improve your health.

How long is an acupuncture treatment?

Your first visit may take one hour or longer, which includes the time you have acupuncture. Follow-up visits can take up to 30-45 minutes, depending on whether you have massage/cupping with your acupuncture treatment.

What can naturopathy & acupuncture treat?

Naturopathy & Acupuncture can be used to treat many conditions affecting many different parts of your body ie digestive, nervous system, endocrine, reproductive and musculo-skeletal. Or they can be used to help improve your energy or general well-being (which translates as the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy).

How long do I need to have treatment for?

It depends on what you present with of course, but you may need a number of treatments over a period of couple of months in the acute stage, and you may both agree to continue maintenance treatment every month or bi-monthly, but that’s entirely up to you.

Do I have to go somewhere else to get my herbs/supplements?

No, we have a comprehensive dispensary of nutritional supplements, western herbal medicines and some Chinese herbal remedies in tablet form. We also have Chinese liniments available.

What should I bring to my appointment?

If you have any western medicine blood tests or examination results, please bring copies of these along to your first appointment.