Herbal medicine is designed to improve and strengthen your health by restoring balance and increasing your vitality.
Herbs are used to treat many acute and chronic health conditions and have done so for centuries. An effective, safe, and powerful medicine that is known for both its traditional knowledge and for its modern scientific evidence- based research. Herbal medicine works by bringing back a state of balance in both body and mind.
In Australia we are fortunate to have access to high-quality, medical-grade herbal medicines in the form of dried herbs, tinctures, tablets and powders. At health matters nq we stock high quality herbs from Mediherb, Optimal RX, Herbal Extract & Nutrition Care.
Suitable for both acute and chronic conditions, herbal medicine is individually prescribed and dispensed based on presenting symptoms and underlying causes determined through a detailed case history and thorough consultation.
Herbal medicine is safe to use when prescribed by a qualified practitioner. Some herbal medicines are contra-indicated with concurrent use of other medications. If you commence medication or if your medications have changed, please advise your practitioner.
Your initial consultation is structured around your current health, factors that have influenced your health and where you would like to see your health in the future. Your initial consult includes; an extensive look into your personal and family medical history, a comprehensive dietary analysis and a look into lifestyle factors. As part of this consult we do comprehensive diagnostic testing and analyse any blood reports. We then take time in researching and planning an individual treatment program specific to your health needs. Additional testing and referrals will also be discussed.
Your extended consultation is aimed at giving you more time with the naturopath if required. This appointment is ideal if it has been awhile since your last visit or if you have a new health concern. With extra time, this allows us to work through your treatment plan and to continue working through your health goals. Within this time, we will review any new pathology results, order additional testing if required and update your treatment plan. If you are unsure whether you need an extended or return consult please call and we can discuss with you.
Our return consultation is a great way for us to check in with you, to ensure you are making positive headway with your treatment plan, to go over any concerns or questions you may have which will enable you to reach your health targets as smoothly as possible. Within this consult we will go over your treatment plan, dietary requirements, nutritional and/or herbal medicines prescribed and revise if needed. This appointment is also for analysing new blood pathology or other tests that may have been requested.
An acute consultation is designed for acute condition such as coughs, colds, sore throats, infections, viruses, thrush, etc. This is not a full consultation therefore focuses only on presenting symptoms to help you through this acute stage. Within this consult you may be prescribed a herbal tonic and/or nutritional medicines to help improve your symptoms. If it has been awhile since you last saw a naturopath, you may consider booking in for a more comprehensive consultation once you are feeling better to discuss ways of improving your health to reduce the likelihood of recurrent illnesses.