Naturopathy Brisbane
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Dietitian?

All three professionals are trained to assist you in evaluating your nutritional status and helping you increase your overall wellbeing. Nutritionists, Naturopaths and dietitians focus on finding and tailoring individual solutions to your health problems through diet and lifestyle choices along with educating clients on food choices and ingredients.

Naturopaths have the ability to use herbal medicine on top of nutritional support to assist you on your health journey which can make them a more versatile practitioner, depending on your health concern.

What is the difference between products Naturopaths prescribe and the ones you can get at the supermarket?

Supplements found in supermarkets and pharmacies are often not sourced from reputable sources and can therefore be of poor quality. This means that they often don’t contain enough of the nutrient or herb to make a positive difference or they are the wrong form of nutrient having a detrimental effect on the body.

Supplements prescribed by practitioners, called Practitioner Only products contain the best quality nutrients and herbs available, therefore are absorbed efficiently by the body and able to perform the role required.

How many consultations will I need?

That completely depends on the individual. Some people only require 2-3 consults, whereas others may need a lot more. The severity of your condition and the commitment you make to change will determine the amount of consults required.

My aim is to get you better not to keep seeing you as a client, so the more we can work together to reach your health goals the less consults needed.

Do I need a GP referral?

Not at all, anyone can book in to see a Naturopath for their health concern.

Am I able to receive a Medicare Rebate?

No, Naturopathy is not part of the Medicare system.

How long are the consultations?

An initial consultation is for 1.5 hours which allows me to take a complete health history and address your presenting complaint. I ask you a lot of questions in order to determine what the underlying cause of your symptoms are.

A follow up consult can last anywhere from 30-45 minutes depending on what we need to cover.

Will the treatment hurt?

No, as Naturopathy focuses mainly on nutritional and herbal medicine there is little pain involved except for some interesting, not-so-tasty herbal formulas. In relation to lifestyle advice, there may be some adjustment experienced if your body needs to get moving more and exercise is prescribed.

What is your cancellation policy?

I do require 24 hours’ notice of any appointment cancellations. Of course, personal circumstances will be taken into account and if I am able to fill your appointment spot with another client, no fee will be charged.