What is Naturopathy?

A Naturopath is a health practitioner who applies natural therapies. Providing personalised care for each client, the Naturopath sees humankind as a holistic unity of body, mind and spirit.

Naturopathy recognizes and respects that each person is unique, therefore the treatment program that’s developed must be reflective according to each person’s individuality – one size does not fit all. Naturopathy and Holistic Therapies support the body’s own innate intelligence to heal itself.

Jo believes that the quest for good health can be better served by an eclectic approach; no one therapy can achieve everything on its own. She sees the concept of the Triad of Health as a completely holistic approach to well being.

Iridology Analysis

As part of the Naturopathic Consultation Iridology is used. High resolution images of the eyes are taken with a special iroscope and a full analysis is carried out to determine the basis of the treatment given.

Iridology does not diagnose diseases. It analyses tissue conditions in specific areas of the body.

The markings or signs in the iris indicate the condition of your organs and systems of your body, showing the constitution, areas of congestion or toxic accumulations.  It also reveals inherent strengths and weakness of organs, identifying deteriorating conditions before serious symptoms appear. Iridology practice is simple, painless and a non-invasive way to observe what is happening throughout the body.

    Naturopathy Can Help With: 

    Anxiety, allergies, grief, digestive disorders, eczema and other skin conditions, headaches or migraines, low energy, muscular conditions, PCOS, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, sinusitis, hay fever, arthritis, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic and many other conditions.

    JoSo’s Typical Treatment Program can include the following:

    • Nutrition and lifestyle recommendations
    • Massage therapies such as deep tissue/remedial massage and somatic energy massage
    • Relaxation techniques such as indian head massage, reflexology, non-surgical facial lift massage and others
    • Flower remedies for gentle emotional support
    • Biochemic cell salts
    • Cleansing and detoxification plans
    • or other suitable remedies and supplements

    Initial Consultation:

    During the initial consultation an in-depth and detailed case history is taken including medical details, information on diet and exercise history, as well as lifestyle including occupational habits. This is to gain a holistic sense of a person’s health picture.

    Jo may also look at the tongue and nails to ascertain the complete health state of the client. If necessary, pathology testing such as hair, stool, or blood analysis may be recommended.

    In some cases Jo may refer you to other practitioners as part of an integrated health care approach.

    Prior to consultation, you will be sent a food diary to fill in for two days.

    Follow-up Consultation:

    Depending on each individual’s needs and goals, the follow-up appointment will be scheduled 4 – 6 weeks after the previous consultation.

    During the follow-up session, progress will be assessed and new goals set to continue moving forward on the path to optimal health.

    Each person’s situations and concerns are different and therefore the follow up session required varies for each individual. The focus is on getting results between each consultation and session. However the time it takes to achieve the desired outcome depends on the person’s level of health and commitment to the process. Jo understands that every person will have abilities and limitations so a program is devised that each individual is comfortable with and is ready to integrate it into their daily lifestyles.

    A person’s program will change and develop as they continue to improve on health and well-being.