Reconnect with Nature, Reclaim Your Health: Welcome to Sycamore Health Naturopathy Services
Welcome to Sycamore Health Naturopathic Medicine, where we believe in the transformative power of natural therapies to guide you on a journey towards optimal health and vitality. Our naturopath is dedicated to understanding the root cause of your health concerns, not just treating symptoms.
We offer a comprehensive range of personalized services to support a variety of conditions, including:
Pain management: Abdominal pain, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Menstrual pain
Digestive issues: Bloating, Constipation, IBS, Reflux, Gut microbiome imbalances
Fatigue and low energy: Fibromyalgia, Burnout, Post-viral fatigue, Anaemia
Hormonal imbalances: PMS, Menopause/Andropause, Low libido, Thyroid dysfunction, PCOS, Endometriosis, Metabolic Syndrome
Skin conditions: Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis
Mental Health: Mild to moderate Anxiety and Depression
Immune system support: Food intolerances, Recurrent infections
Preventative health care: Optimizing your overall well-being, Aiming to lower future disease risk
Naturopathic Medicine: How can a naturopathic clinician support me?
Naturopathic medicine blends ancestral knowledge with modern science, with assessment focused on holistic connections, combining functional biochemistry and energetics in the prescriptive approach. Personalised care may involved nutritional or herbal compounding, practitioner-only supplements, diet and lifestyle changes, celloid therapy, essence therapy, breathwork and more. Naturopathic medicine is guided by 6 core principles emphasizes a holistic approach to health: prioritizing least invasive therapies, recognizing the body's innate healing power, identifying and addressing the root cause(s) of illness, fostering patient education, understanding the interconnectedness of health factors and advocating for preventative measures to achieve overall wellbeing.
Food serves as a powerful food of medicine in nutritional therapy, influencing physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. By emphasizing the quality of one's diet, nutrition seeks to optimize overall vitality and prevent disease. A nourishing diet rich in essential nutrients is designed to support the body's natural healing processes, may alleviate chronic conditions, and enhances resilience to stress. Functional nutrition goes above just what we eat, focusing on what we can absorb, as well as an individual's unique biochemistry, nutrigenomics, epigenetics and lifestyle habits.
Naturopathic clinicians utilize a combination of mainstream and functional pathology testing (including DNA SNP testing and gut microbiome testing) to uncover underlying factors behind symptoms, prioritizing optimal pathology ranges for enhanced functional capacity and disease prevention wherever possible. By reviewing your doctor's pathology tests against ideal reference ranges, these clinicians assess biochemistry patterns rather than seeking to fit results into diagnostic boxes. If you feel unwell despite 'normal' results, it may be due to averages reflecting a stressed, under-nourished population. With 47% of Australians experiencing chronic conditions (ABS, 2018), it's time to redefine 'healthy' and elevate wellbeing standards.
Celloid Mineral Therapy, designed by Dr. Maurice Blackmore (founder of the Blackmores supplement brand), is a therapy using personalised recommendations of celloids (specific mineral compound combinations) to address imbalances in the body. Dr. Blackmore aimed to provide a holistic approach to health using these methods, and tracked the correlations between eye, nail and tongue signs and nutrient deficiencies to develop this approach to mineral prescribing. This nutritional approach may be beneficial as part of a holistic plan for numerous conditions, ranging from insomnia to lymphoedema to liver disease.
Herbal medicine combines traditional knowledge with modern scientific research and may incorporate energetic principles, such as those from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Practitioners prescribe individualised herbal formulations for synergy and focus on high-quality, sustainably sourced herbs to ensure safety and efficacy. Many herbal ingredients are sourced from reputable brands that undergo quality testing by phytochemists, some herbal tinctures even having minimum standardised measurements of therapeutic constituents.
We are happy to work alongside your doctors, and we use professional databases to screen for nutrient-drug, and herb-drug interactions to prioritize your safety. We provide detailed treatment plans which can be shared with other members of your healthcare team for integrative care. We can test privately for routine bloods or provide a referral letter for you to discuss options with your GP.
It is important to understand that a GP can only test what falls under the MBS criteria for Medicare without cost, and some tests may only be available when paid for privately.
If you are concerned about interactions, including between prescribed drugs, the best approach is to book in a medication and supplements review with a pharmacist as drug safety is their specialty.
Ready to embark on your journey to natural health?
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how naturopathy can help you achieve optimal well-being.
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