Every now and again, our bodies can feel completely off balance. Maybe you’re having trouble sleeping, your digestion is causing you trouble, or you’re experiencing pain in your muscles. As it turns out, a lot of these kinds of issues can be attributed to poor gut health, nutrition and mental health. Naturopathy is a field of alternative medicine that specialises in treating exactly these kinds of issues.
Based on the belief that the body is capable of healing itself, naturopathy employs an array of natural and non-invasive therapies to treat a wide range of physical and mental issues. Through a revitalising combination of vitality-rich foods, supplements, medicinal herbs, and lifestyle changes, naturopaths help you live your healthiest, fullest life.
If you are looking for a naturopath in the Canberra region, you’ve landed in the right place. We’ve done our research and have come up with a list of three reputable naturopathic clinics in Canberra.
What makes a great naturopath?
Not sure what to look for in a naturopath? We suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits:
- A holistic approach. There is no one, quick-fix, magic-pill solution to many physical and mental health solutions. The best naturopaths take a holistic approach, incorporating diet, therapy, medicinal herbs, and supplements to instigate real change.
- Years of experience. More experience means a greater knowledge base. If they’ve seen it all before, your naturopath may have a better understanding of your specific condition.
- A stellar reputation. The last thing you want is to be ripped off by a dodgy naturopath. Ensure you find an individual with a proven track record and stellar reputation.
- Specialist knowledge. If you are battling a specific condition – such as asthma, infertility, or poor sleep – look for a naturopath with expert knowledge in that area.
- Personalised service. When it comes to your physical and mental health, there is no one-size-fits all. A skilled naturopath will listen to your problems with care, and work with you to design a treatment plan that you are comfortable with.
The best naturopaths in Canberra
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iNaturally is a local women’s health practice specialising in naturopathy and weight loss management. Through traditional knowledge and the latest scientific research, founder Catherine takes great care with all her patients to help restore vitality and all-round health.
As Denise Fattorini writes on Google, “Thank you for all your help Catherine, I no longer feel stressed, have more energy, and sleep soundly after struggling for years with anxiety. (…) I highly recommend Catherine at iNaturally.”
Maryanne Picker, the qualified naturopath at Bees Knees Naturopathy Canberra, offers ‘alternative’ solutions to ails such as digestive issues and anxiety. With over a decade of experience, Maryanne supports clients to reach their optimal health with a holistic and compassionate approach.
As Juanita Caddy writes on Google, “I’ve just undertaken a practicum with Maryanne as a student nutritionist. She is an excellent naturopath with a very holistic approach to wellness. She also has a strong interest in nutrition. My daughter has since become a client and is already benefiting from Maryanne’s recommendations.”
Canberra Wellness Centre offers a comprehensive array of treatments and programs for a variety of issues. From improving gut health, renewing your energy and reducing anxiety to restoring your microbiome, detoxifying your liver and improving your fertility, the team of experienced and qualified naturopaths promise to have you feeling stronger and more energetic than you could have imagined. Led by gut and energy restoration specialist Michelle Kirby, Canberra Wellness Centre offers state-of-the-art testing and personalised treatment plans to help clients from all walks of life become their healthiest and happiest selves.
As Lisa Jane Settin writes on Facebook, “Michelle is amazing at what she does and is so easy to communicate with. Would highly recommend her and cannot thank her enough for the impact she has had on my health over the past couple of years!“
Live Well offers a wide range of natural medicines to help nurture their client’s wellbeing. They offer psychotherapies, remedial massage, acupuncture and naturopathy-which may treat sleep issues, mental health and physical pain. The team of dedicated and passionate physicians work with their clients to support their wellbeing and help their bodies heal.
On Google, Bradley Chenoweth writes, “Have used the services of Live Well for years and recommend them professionally to my own clients and friends. The team are professional, knowledgeable, highly skilled and very sensitive to client needs.”
Artemisia Natural Health Centre is led by leading Naturopath and BodyTalk Practitioner Lesa Rusher. Lesa holds a Bachelor of Health Science and has been practicing as a naturopath for 18 years. Skilled in herbal medicine, nutrition, food sensitivity testing and homeopathy, Lesa specialises in treating musculoskeletal problems, issues with the respiratory system, digestive problems, weight management and women’s health.
As happy client Joanna Wood writes on Google, “Lesa provides a safe and nurturing healing space. I’ve been seeing Lesa for years and she’s excellent at what she does. I highly recommend Lesa.”
If you’re struggling with your health and are looking for alternative solutions, check out our articles on the best acupuncturists and the best remedial massage clinics in Canberra for some handy guides.
Your experience with naturopaths in Canberra
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Have you ever worked with a naturopath in the Canberra region? Were they able to help you on your journey toward health and wellness? Or, did you leave feeling ripped off? Share your experience in the comments section below.