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Ingestive Modalities

Ingestive modalities include any form of treatment that is consumed by the human body.

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Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine aims to integrate and balance the body, mind and spirit. This balance is believed to lead to health, happiness and the prevention of illness.

Practitioners invite patients to be active participants because many Ayurvedic treatments require changes in diet, lifestyle, and habits. Ayurvedic treatments rely heavily on herbs and other plants – including oils and common spices.

Did you know?

  • The origins of Ayurveda can be found in India from over 5,000 years ago
  • Nearly 80 percent of the Indian population uses Ayurvedic medicine, either exclusively or combined with conventional medicine
  • Currently, more than 600 herbal formulas and 250 single plant drugs are included in the pharmacy of Ayurvedic Medicine
  • You might visit an Ayurvetic practitioner when you are trying to improve your overall health and wellbeing and body-balance

Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the use of herbs, herbal materials, herbal preparations, and finished herbal products exclusively taken from plants or plant materials as active ingredients.

Herbal medicine can be administered effectively in teas, tablets, essential oils, ointments or extracts.

Did you know?

  • Herbalism is holistic so promotes prevention of disease as well as treatment of acute or chronic disease
  • Conditions that herbal medicine can help treat include cold and flu, headaches, skins problems, digestive disorders, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions
  • Herbs contain a large number of naturally occurring chemicals that have biological activity and compounds from plants that are used to produce reliable pharmaceutical drugs.

Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy is a therapeutic system of medicine that aims to promote a self-healing response in the patient, by the administration of specially prepared medicines that are similar to their condition.

Homoeopathic medicines have been prepared in a specific way through a potentisation process that involves serial dilution and agitation (shaking hard). The medicines are usually taken orally and can be provided in pills, powders, tablets, sprays or drops.

Did you know?

  • The World Health Organisation recognises Homoeopathy as the second most widely used medicine in the world
  • Homoeopathy is a holistic medicine developed over 250 years ago by a German Physician and chemist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann
  • Homoeopathy can be used to treat allergies, hay fever, depression, digestive problems, headaches and migraines, flu, insomnia, and rheumatoid and osteoarthritis

Naturopathy

Naturopathy is a holistic system of healing that incorporates a range of treatments and natural therapies, with the underlying belief that your body, when given the right support, is able to heal itself.

Naturopaths believe that when we restore or maintain the equilibrium of the body, our immune system is better placed to defend itself against infection and disease.

Did you know?

  • Naturopaths are trained in, and can incorporate, a variety of natural medicine treatments such as herbal medicine, nutritional therapy and lifestyle management
  • Health problems such as metabolic disorders and imbalances can be treated with naturopathy
  • Nutritional advice, dietary changes, herbal medicines, homoeopathy, bodywork or nutritional supplements may be employed by your naturopathic practitioner

Nutrition

Nutrition is the science of food, the nutrients in foods and how the body uses those nutrients. It includes the process of ingestion, digestion, absorption, metabolism, transport, storage and excretion of those nutrients.

It also includes the environmental, psychological and behavioural aspects of food and eating. The six classes of nutrients include: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water.

Did you know?

  • We are all unique, therefore a nutritionist will assess you individually to recommend an appropriate diet
  • Diet is an important factor in heart disease, stroke, hypertension, cancer, diabetes mellitus and obesity
  • The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends 5 – 6 servings of vegetables every day for the average adult. Nutrient dense and low kilojoule, vegetables are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins

Tibetan Medicine

Tibetan medicine is one of the oldest surviving forms of ancient medicine and uses a complex approach including pulse analysis and urinalysis, and utilises behaviour and dietary modification.

Treatments may include the use of herbs or herbal materials and bodywork such as Tibetan acupuncture.

Did you know?

  • Tibetan medicine takes its origins from traditional Buddhist belief and is practised abundantly in Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Ladakh, Siberia, China and Mongolia
  • Tibetan medicine is known as ‘Sowa Rigpa’ in the Tibetan language meaning the knowledge and science of healing
  • Tibetan pharmacology is extremely rich in depth and variety and makes use of gems, minerals, metals, soils, saps, woods and herbal plants
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Did you know?

Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for over 6,000 years

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Did you know?

Naturopaths are trained in, and can incorporate, a variety of natural medicine treatments such as herbal medicine, nutritional therapy and lifestyle management

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Did you know?

The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends 5 – 6 servings of vegetables every day for the average adult. Nutrient dense and low kilojoule, vegetables are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins

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