Your path back to wellness.
How I work
Your first consultation is approximately 60 minutes and will include an in-depth look at the main reason for your visit, an assessment of your physical, mental and emotional health, and your medical and family history. Depending on the reason for your visit you may be sent for blood tests, an ultrasound, or x-rays if necessary. An iridology assessment is included as part of the consultation.
At your follow-up consultation, a similar approach is used to evaluate changes to your health, and thus changes to your treatment if and where necessary.
What I can help you with
Nutrigenomics & Pharmacogenomic Testing
The eyes have often been referred to as the “windows to the soul”. Iridology is a diagnostic technique based on the premise that early pathologic changes in the body are reflected in the iris (eye) before disease becomes clinically apparent. The colour and structure of the iris are examined and can indicate a person’s state of health and overall constitution.
Nutrigenomic & Pharmacogenomic Testing
Nutritional genomics, also known as nutrigenomics, is a scientific field that studies the interaction between an individual’s genetic makeup and their nutrition. Nutrigenomic testing accurately identifies genetic protein variations in each patient, which can be used to identify sites of metabolic weakness. It is important to note that having a genomic SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) does not necessarily indicate the presence or development of a disease. Rather, it signifies a predisposition to a certain condition, which may be activated if exposed to a specific environmental trigger. In this sense, a genomic SNP can be thought of as a crack in the foundation of a bridge. By identifying and reinforcing these cracks, we can better maintain support and avoid further issues.
Our Medcheck Test utilizes DNA analysis to determine how an individual’s genetics may affect their response to medication. This approach replaces the current trial and error method of drug therapy with one that offers improved efficacy and reduced side effects.
Referral to reputable laboratories such as Ampath or Lancet Laboratories for conventional testing. These labs are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed with highly trained professionals who can perform a comprehensive range of diagnostic tests and accurately interpret the results. Whether it’s conducting blood tests or imaging tests such as X-rays or ultrasounds, these conventional tests are crucial in diagnosing and monitoring various medical conditions.
Homeopathy is a holistic therapeutic system that was founded by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ and stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Homoeopathy is a safe, effective and increasingly popular form of medicine made from plant, mineral and animal substances, it is often referred to as “nano-medicine” or “the future of medicine”. It is individualized medicine as it is matched to the needs of each person’s full set of symptoms and overall physical and mental health.
Gemmotherapy is a gentle and effective form of plant therapy that is derived from the embryonic tissues of various plants, such as buds, young shoots, and rootlets. These tissues are rich in growth factors, phytohormones, and other beneficial compounds that are essential for the plant’s development and growth. When used in gemmotherapy, these plant tissues can help stimulate and enhance organ function, facilitate tissue regeneration, and encourage the elimination of toxins from the body. Gemmotherapy is considered to be a holistic and natural approach to health that can be used to address a wide range of conditions, from chronic illnesses to acute injuries.
Mother Tinctures are defined as solutions of phytocomplexes (phyto=plant) of fresh medicinal plants, in ethyl alcohol. They are obtained by maceration or by percolation. The term “mother” is used because often these products constitute the starting point of homeopathic preparations.
A therapeutic measure that uses biotherapeutics for injection in specific spots or areas. Biotherapeutics are medical products that do not suppress or interfere with the defence systems of the body, but rather stimulate natural healing, regulate inflammatory processes and stimulate detoxification mechanisms.
Supplements are designed to support and correct nutrient deficiencies and imbalances in the body that play a role in underlying dysfunctions. There is a large variety of dietary supplements that can be classified in a number of ways, such as by their delivery format, ingredient source, or health effects. Nutrients, medicinal herbs, and hormones are examples of some of the key types of supplements.
Nutrients are the group of compounds on which your body relies to sustain life and maintain health. These are divided into macronutrients, required in relatively larger amounts, and micronutrients, required in relatively smaller amounts. Ideally, a balanced diet should provide you with optimal amounts of essential nutrients. When additional support is needed, health supplements containing nutrients may be taken, such as:
· Amino acids
· Essential fatty acids
Different parts of the plant may be used in a supplement, such as the bark, leaves, and seeds. Research has identified many constituents in medicinal plants that exert therapeutic effects such as:
Glands in the endocrine system secrete hormones, which are substances that act as chemical messengers in the body. Your bloodstream circulates these messengers to targeted cells and organs, where they control various functions. Certain health supplements provide hormones and may be recommended to optimize the body’s level of a particular hormone, referred to as hormone replacement therapy. Hormone or hormone-modulating supplements are produced from a variety of sources, including animals, microorganisms, plants, and synthetic manufacturing. Examples of some common hormones available as dietary supplements include:
· Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Frequently Asked Questions
Iridology is a non-invasive method of viewing the iris to determine where health issues may exist. While iridology cannot diagnose diseases, it does help to determine, through colour, pigmentation and iris fibre structure, which organs and systems in the body are under stress and at risk of developing specific conditions.
A typical iris chart divides the iris into approximately 60 zones, each corresponding to a different part of the human body. The left eye corresponds to the left half of the body; the right eye, to the right half. Iridologists believe that the details reflected by the iris are the changes in the tissues of the corresponding body parts.
Homeopathic treatment aims to assist the body’s own healing ability and bring you to a state of better and optimum health. People of all ages in any condition of health or poor health can be treated and no medical conditions should be excluded from homeopathic intervention. Homeopathy can also be used prophylactically, and you do not need to be unwell before you consult a Homeopath.
Homeopaths are required to give you a diagnosis and may use conventional tests to confirm it. Homeopaths must be registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council and display proof of registration. Many medical aids will reimburse for consultations and prescribed medicines.
What conditions can be treated with homeopathy
- Allergies: hayfever, sinusitis, asthma, eczema
- Gastrointestinal conditions: IBS, reflux, haemorrhoids, nausea and vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea, etc.
- Infections: colds and flu, ear infections, tonsillitis, gastroenteritis, bladder infections, skin infections, etc.
- Menstrual difficulties: PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, etc.
- Mental Health conditions: anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, etc.
- Musculosketal conditions: arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, muscular pain, etc.
- Pregnancy related complaints: nausea, constipation, bladder infections, anxiety, insomnia
- Sleep disorders: insomnia
- Thyroid conditions