doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in
the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of
or Naturopathy, is a system of medicine that uses natural substances to treat
the patient and recognition that the patient's mental, emotional, and physical
states must all be treated for a lasting effect.
At Tara Health Centre we
have qualified naturopaths offering consultations which utilise the
electro-dermal screening technique. Our
practitioners then incorporate a combination of the following therapies:
homeopathic remedies are included in all general consultations.
Vitamin and mineral therapy:
Our practitioners may check to see if you lack any particular vitamin or
mineral and suggest possible supplements.
Certain enzyme products are available which may assist with digestive
problems, arthritis and other health concerns.
Nutrition including diet
advice and plans.
Herbal medicine: Some clients require
herbal formulations - for example "paragone" a complex of herbs used to help
treat and prevent worms and parasites.
essences: A selection of either Bach flower remedies,
Futureplex flower essences or Australian Bush Flower remedies essences are
also incorporated into all regular consultations.
MORA Colour Therapy: A form of colour
therapy using frequencies more easily absorbed by the body then regular
colour therapy. Included in all general naturopathic consultations at Tara
MORA Therapy: Also included in all
general naturopathic consultations this is a method of balancing and
rejuvenating the body using it's own energy.
Indumed Magnetic Field
Therapy: A gentle magnetic therapy which has a positive
effect on cell structure and neural communication.
Naturopathic Medicine has been practiced for hundreds, if not thousands of years and until the late
1800s in the United States, the standard medical schools taught herbal,
homoeopathic, and nutritional medicine along with surgery and other types of
The focus on isolating components of the herbs to create more potent, but
potentially more toxic drugs and the advent of antibiotics, (whose long-term
adverse consequences were not understood) meant that the slower, more gradual
effects of Naturopathic medicine were pushed aside. The current
resurgence is due to recognition of both the accomplishments and the
limitations of the current medical system and the efficacy of Naturopathic
The foundation of
Naturopathic medicine is the vitalistic philosophy of the "healing power of
nature." This means that within every human organism there is a healing
energy, which includes our immune system in the fuller sense of both the
physical and the psyche, which is responsible for our wellness and our ability
to heal and maintain health.
Following this first premise is the second, that the therapies used to support
and stimulate this healing power of nature must be in "the gentlest, least
invasive, most efficient manner possible".
The third Naturopathic premise is "to diagnose and treat the cause".
Naturopaths do not simply treat the manifestation of the disease but rather
search for the cause and treat it.
Many methods of
treatment are available to the naturopath in these aims:
Nutrition including diet
Vitamin and mineral therapy
- at Tara Centre we have a practitioner who
also does Theta Healing.
work like remedial massage
Within a naturopathic consultation all areas
of life are taken into consideration including:
Family and living environment,
Previous and current illness
Emotional and mental stress
Assessments may be carried out looking at the iris
(Iridology), tongue and nails and part of the consultation may be used for
allergy and sensitivity testing. This leads to a holistic plan which suits
Given the right environment, both internal and external, the
body has the ability to heal itself. Naturopathy can play a part in
facilitating a change in life that all lead to better health and a sense of