If you are seeking a healthier lifestyle via natural and wholistic means, Kim Balson is one of Brisbane's most experienced naturopaths providing excellence and integrity at every level of your health care.
Do you suffer from digestive/gut, hormone, nervous, lifestyle/diet symptoms? The benefits of Naturopathy become long lasting and life-changing. Naturopathy offers complete health care management. It looks at the total well being of the person, not just the cause. The principals of sound health care management date back well over 2000 yrs and work to restore the body's natural vital energy patterning rather than creating more problems through poor treatment strategies.
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of medicine for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease and impairment. It stresses health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education and patient responsibilities and emphasises the treatment of the whole person rather than just treating the disease. Naturopathic medicine is identified with a philosophy of life, health and disease – vis medicatrix naturae – ‘the healing power of nature.’ Fundamental to this belief is a deep confidence in the ability of the body/mind to heal itself given the opportunity. Hippocrates, a Greek physician who lived 2400 years ago, first formulated the concept of “the healing power of nature”. Over the centuries since this time, the two competing philosophies of medicine, vitalistic (now called natural medicine) and mechanistic now called allopathic or conventional medicine), have alternately diverged and converged influencing and shaping one another. In natural medicine, you are a partner in your own health.
Health conditions treatable by Naturopathic Medicine
Offering preventive and natural health for your whole family, from paediatrics to geriatrics, naturopathic medicine can treat many health conditions including:-
Your Naturopathic Consultation
The first appointment usually lasts 60 mins. The appointment includes a thorough history assessment. Follow up appointments are 30 mins. We will want to know about your diet, lifestyle, family background and environment as well as the history of any illnesses or complaints. We use where necessary, saliva testing, complete digestive stool analysis, iodine and zinc assessments, a comprehensive panel of other biochemical testing tools if required, iris diagnosis, blood analysis, allergy testing and functional assessment.
We use nutrition and dietary advice, herbal medicine, physical therapies, counselling and stress management techniques, kinesiology and massage where required.
Scope of Practice for Naturopaths
Naturopaths are registered as primary health care providers in Australia and Kim Balson is registered with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, Australia’s largest registering association. With five years of University based sciences and college based naturopathic studies, Kim also uses the western medical sciences as one of the foundations for diagnosis and treatment.