What happens in a consultation at The Naturopath Shop?
At The Naturopath Shop your first two consultations are broken into ‘Fact Finding & Testing’ and a presentation of ‘Report of Findings’.
Fact Finding & Testing
Your first 1 hour consultation is where I will gather information all about YOU. Your health history can be a major component of your present symptoms and we will then discuss your body systems and how they are functioning at great length (cardiovascular system, digestive system, reproductive system, endocrine etc.)
The final 20 minutes of this session will be where I will gather baseline testing. Baseline testing can give me extra hidden clues to your current health status and will include tests such as:
- Blood pressure
- zinc tally test
- pH test
- Weight and height
- Waist circumference
- Nail analysis
- Tongue analysis
If you haven’t had a recent blood test, I will request one for you to complete before I see you again. Blood tests can also offer a baseline for your health, but they can show various inflammatory markers or areas that may be under stress. I have gained a love for blood tests (I think it’s the geek in me) and believe they offer more than we often think.
At the end of your first consultation I will spend time researching your presenting symptoms. If there are any urgent symptoms that need to be met, I will address them. But, I will not have all the answers for you in this session. Your health is important to me and I feel that the extra time I can offer you the safest and most up to date treatment plan possible.
Research of Findings
Your second 45 minute consultation is where I present to my ‘Research of Findings’. In this document we will cover your initial health goals and the treatment plan that is most suitable for you. Your test results will be contained in this folder and a step by step action plan will be presented in an easy to read format.
This document is for you to keep and to take home and refer to when needed. It’s also your health folder where you can add all of your health records and future diagnostic results/plans in.
Treatment plans give you a week by week strategy on how to feel well again. This can include diet changes and supplements to support either absorption, nutrient deficiencies, genetic mutations or mood imbalances.
I am here to work with you! I offer advice, education and include your personal restrictions and situations. Each person is different and present with various sensitivities and chronic health ailments that are taken into consideration.
Follow Up Consultations
After the second consultation each visit can take up to 30 minutes to address any questions or blockages that may be inhibiting your health journey. Re-assessment of your supplements occurs and diet changes can be implemented. Generally, it’s time for a catch up to give you a high five if need be and big pat on the back!
Now for a cup of tea…..