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Naturopath in Canberra?

By emj - 20 September 2011 38

Does anyone know of a good Naturopath in the Canberra region?

I have had a fantastic naturopath for years (as well as some shoddy ones) but don’t know of any in Canberra.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks

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Naturopath in Canberra?
anonymoose 6:59 pm 20 Sep 11

AQS said :

I’m training to be a Naturopath and it isn’t quackery.
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I’m sure you believe this but it doesn’t make it true.

AQS 6:14 pm 20 Sep 11

I’m training to be a Naturopath and it isn’t quackery.
I’m required to study complex concepts in nutrition, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biochemistry as well as the things which are more traditionally associated with naturopathy such as herbal medicine and massage.
The concepts which are at the core of Naturopathy such as nutrition have sound science behind them.
Further the courses are accredited and can be studied at a University level as part of a Bachelor of Health Science.
Most naturopaths aren’t the sole healthcare provider for their clients rather they offer something specific, often in the realm of nutritional inadequacies or herbal extracts (rather than whole herbs) for medical conditions which convential medicine can’t offer treatment without unfortunate side effects. Often these conditions are things such as obesity where Western medicine has failed the person.

It’s the same reason why some people see chiropractors for back pain or why you see a neurologist for brain issues. You see a naturopath for common health conditions such as colds and flus or weight loss.

maloomike 4:08 pm 20 Sep 11

Call Maryanne Picker from Belconnen Naturopathy and Massage Centre 0438510109. She is a qualified nutritionist and is quite good.

Jim Jones 2:50 pm 20 Sep 11

Angelina said :

To draw on another post, do people seeking alternative medicine not deserve the same tolerance from you as Muslims?

To refer to that post about Muslims: No-one is claiming that naturopaths are extremist terrorists who will murder us.

Taking naturopathy seriously – an ‘alternative’ medicine that has never been proven to have any positive health effect, and is widely condemned as being simplistic quackery based on a discredited philosophy that is incompatible with scientific thinking – is potentially dangerous. At the very least it’s a scam.

And as for ‘qualified’ naturopath. Lolz:

“There is no state licensure in Australia, rather the industry is self-regulated. There is no protection of title, meaning that technically anyone can practise as a naturopath. The only way to obtain insurance for professional indemnity or public liability is by joining a professional association, which can only be achieved having completed an accredited course and gaining professional certification. Currently the only registered modalities of natural medicine in Australia are those relating to Chinese medicine, and only in the state of Victoria.”

mr_spoon 2:32 pm 20 Sep 11

Not sure about naturopaths but I know a lovely little psychopath.

Ben_Dover 1:38 pm 20 Sep 11

I’m a naturopath, I can enable a special energy called vital energy or vital force to guide your bodily processes such as metabolism, reproduction, growth, and adaptation in order to honors your body’s innate wisdom to heal. Send me $1000 asap, and I will not interfere in any way in the way in which your wise body heals itself. You can stop taking any and all medicines now, throw them in the bin. Just send me the money (the clock is ticking) and you will be fine.

Thoroughly Smashed 12:59 pm 20 Sep 11

Angelina said :

Jim Jones said :

Uri Geller in Israel is really good.

He claimed to be a psychic didn’t he? Not a naturopath. I’ve never been to a naturopath or a psychic but i’d imagine there’s probably a little bit of a difference.

This is true, however a psychic and a naturopath do have something in common; they both peddle unproven nonsense.

Erg0 12:53 pm 20 Sep 11

Angelina said :

I’ve never been to a naturopath or a psychic but i’d imagine there’s probably a little bit of a difference.

Far less than you seem to think. The trimmings are different, but the scam’s the same.

Angelina 12:10 pm 20 Sep 11

Jim Jones said :

Uri Geller in Israel is really good.

He claimed to be a psychic didn’t he? Not a naturopath. I’ve never been to a naturopath or a psychic but i’d imagine there’s probably a little bit of a difference. I was actually talking to my doctor about naturopaths a little while ago and he reckons they are harmless if they are qualified and may even work psychosomatically..

A cursory investigation shows me that, among other things, naturopaths offer a lot of natural remedies for many minor problems (headaches, hayfever, period pain, stress etc) that people might otherwise take drugs for. I think they also encourage a relatively organic and environmentally friendly way of living too which I would imagine you’d be a fan of. Of course there’d be some crazies out there but I reckon they’d be pretty easy to spot if you had a brain. But there are also a lot of crappy/crazy doctors out there too. Butcher of Bega, anyone??

There’s probably a very large gap between a qualified naturopath in the ACT and someone like Uri Geller. To draw on another post, do people seeking alternative medicine not deserve the same tolerance from you as Muslims?

Thumper 11:13 am 20 Sep 11

I have some magic rocks. I’ll sell them to you if you wish.

Jim Jones 10:38 am 20 Sep 11

Uri Geller in Israel is really good.

MonarchRepublic 10:37 am 20 Sep 11

While I have never been to her myself (having never been to a naturopath), I have heard many great things from a number of people about Irene Hess Oates in Kaleen.

Everglade 10:33 am 20 Sep 11

Guy Clews in Jardine St, Kingston. Very good.

Jim Jones 10:24 am 20 Sep 11

Give all your money to a Nigerian prince.

MsCheeky 10:18 am 20 Sep 11

My advice, which I trust will be helpful, is to google something like ‘naturopath scam’ and educate yourself.

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