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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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ScienceRules 6:29 pm 17 Feb 14

justsomeaussie said :

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. 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..

I would recommend anyone else with this logic (or lack thereof) to visit http://whatstheharm.net/

Rather than just play the placebo game realise that the “natural” industry does cause real harm. Unsurprisingly those against “big Pharma” pushing chemicals into their bodies are perfectly happy with the same companies selling “natural supplements” which are of course chemicals too but and are classified as food as if they had any medicinal properties they would be regulated like any medicine.
In essence Contemporary and Alternative Medicines that work are called medicine.

You can come to dinner at my place anytime!

🙂

justsomeaussie 4:43 pm 17 Feb 14

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. 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..

I would recommend anyone else with this logic (or lack thereof) to visit http://whatstheharm.net/

Rather than just play the placebo game realise that the “natural” industry does cause real harm. Unsurprisingly those against “big Pharma” pushing chemicals into their bodies are perfectly happy with the same companies selling “natural supplements” which are of course chemicals too but and are classified as food as if they had any medicinal properties they would be regulated like any medicine.
In essence Contemporary and Alternative Medicines that work are called medicine.

bundah 8:48 am 17 Feb 14

Pork Hunt said :

Deref said :

So what’s with all these resurrected threads?

Well, Easter is coming up…

Christ we’ll need divine intervention to save RA 🙂

ScienceRules 8:55 pm 16 Feb 14

Deref said :

So what’s with all these resurrected threads?

Well there aren’t any new ones anymore…

Pork Hunt 8:12 pm 16 Feb 14

Deref said :

So what’s with all these resurrected threads?

Well, Easter is coming up…

Deref 3:56 pm 16 Feb 14

So what’s with all these resurrected threads?

Deref 3:54 pm 16 Feb 14

“Good naturapath” is an oxymoron.

I do, however, know where you can get some great tinfoil hats.

Ben_Dover 9:17 am 16 Feb 14
lostinbias 3:39 am 16 Feb 14

JacquieE said :

The majority of commentators on this thread are so ignorant and rude … people are so easily gulled.

People are so easily gulled by naturopaths. Most of what they prescribe is pure quackery, not at all supported by science.

Some people try to justify naturopathy by saying that it works psychosomatically. What’s the point of it then? If someone with any slight level of critical thinking uses it, then it won’t do anything for them or their outlook.

I’m in favour of signs along the lines of “this does not work” (worded more diplomatically and science-y) on “alternative medicine” products and on the front doors of naturopathic practices.

At best, most naturopathic practitioners do nothing for their patients, and at worst, they steer them away from real medicine, causing dire health problems.

Nylex_Clock 9:00 pm 15 Feb 14

Thoroughly Smashed said :

neanderthalsis said :

I think that some aspect of naturopathy are ok; many modern medicines are based on herbal remedies used for many centuries by some cultures, massage is a good relaxant and a balanced diet is good for both mind and body.

Certainly, but that also means that naturopaths don’t have a monopoly on such practices or advice.

And being shown to work generally moves a herbal remedy under the umbrella of conventional medicine.

Medicine is medicine.
“Alternative” medicine is stuff that doesn’t actually work (or is as yet unproven), but in which various people have decided to devote emotional investment.

Having said that, I used to share a house with a chick who told me that some kind of extract of horse chestnut, although very poisonous, was very effective for piles. Once, overseas, my ridiculously unhealthy lifestyle led to said complaint, upon which I remembered my previous housemate’s advice and the fact there was a dark and dusty herbalist’s shop up the road and I went and asked the shopkeeper for some of this stuff. The wizened little Indian crone had to consult a monstrous tome to figure out what I was asking for (I didn’t tell her what I wanted it *for*), but after a while her lightbulb moment occurred, she looked at me knowingly and sniggered, and said she had it. She filled a small brown glass bottle from a larger jar, but was a little bit reticent to hand over until I assured here I was aware it was nasty sh!t and could use it without killing myself, and I went home and the piles were history. Of course I can’t be sure I didn’t just enjoy the natural end of a self-limiting complaint, but piles are ^#%$@ing nasty and you have to do something.

JacquieE 3:52 pm 15 Feb 14

emj – if you’re still looking. Irene Hesterman is said to be good. Also, Diane Barton in Queanbeyan has a very good reputation. Lots of luck finding the right person.

The majority of commentators on this thread are so ignorant and rude … people are so easily gulled.

Chronic 6:44 pm 16 Oct 11

Cathy Meadows at Scullin Shopping Centre, at the Energy Healing Centre, has a good reputation. Not expensive as some of the others mentioned. It depends on which side of town you are and if you have the time, and are well enough to travel.

earthrepair 9:48 pm 21 Sep 11

I was chatting socially with one of the Naturopaths from Vitality in Woden couple of months ago. She said her treatment consisted almost exclusively in giving her client a placebo saline solution which people were to take at home to trigger the expert advice she gave her clients at the appointment. What that advice was I cannot say, but it seemed a very odd admission to make?

Thoroughly Smashed 12:43 pm 21 Sep 11

neanderthalsis said :

I think that some aspect of naturopathy are ok; many modern medicines are based on herbal remedies used for many centuries by some cultures, massage is a good relaxant and a balanced diet is good for both mind and body.

Certainly, but that also means that naturopaths don’t have a monopoly on such practices or advice.

And being shown to work generally moves a herbal remedy under the umbrella of conventional medicine.

neanderthalsis 10:06 am 21 Sep 11

While I am extremely skeptical about psychosomatic processes such as vitalism, iridology, crystal healering, faith healing, gong therapy, re-aligning my shakras and the value of Union membership in a modern workplace, I think that some aspect of naturopathy are ok; many modern medicines are based on herbal remedies used for many centuries by some cultures, massage is a good relaxant and a balanced diet is good for both mind and body. The rest, however, is just quackery akin to bloodletting and leech therapy.

Thoroughly Smashed 9:26 am 21 Sep 11

Watson said :

There is opinionated and then there is insufferably arrogant and self-important.

…and then there’s good advice.

Deref 8:34 am 21 Sep 11

MsCheeky said :

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

+1

Or, alternatively, you could give all your money to me. I’ll slaughter a chook and read its entrails for you. Guaranteed to be at least as efficacious as any naturopath.

Ben_Dover 7:32 am 21 Sep 11

Watson said :

There is opinionated and then there is insufferably arrogant and self-important.

Such as people who doctor shop to get an opinion which agrees with their own.

Watson said :

Posts like these can be a valuable source of information for others looking for advice on similar topics.

They can indeed, and the valuable source of information garnered from this thread is; “don’t waste money on fraudulent snake oil salesmen, aka “naturopaths”.”

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