Naturopathy is considered a distinct and comprehensive system of healthcare. Both an art and a science, naturopathy has six foundational principles that underpin the practice of this healthcare system:

  1. The healing power of nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae)
  2. First do no harm
  3. Find and treat the cause whenever possible, not only the symptoms
    (Tolle Causum)
  4. Treat the whole person
  5. Education
  6. Prevention

When a naturopath takes your case, these principles are always kept in mind.

What Is a Naturopath?

Naturopaths are holistic practitioners who seek to identify the cause of a particular condition. These prevention medicine specialists use scientific evidence as well as traditional evidence in their practice.

The naturopath at Noosa Life Chiropractic and Massage is accredited with training. Daniela holds an advanced diploma in Naturopathy and is currently completing her Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicines at the University of Tasmania.

What Types of Modalities Are Used?

Naturopaths use the following:

  • Functional medicine
  • Herbal medicine
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Preventative medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Dietary and lifestyle advice
  • Massage therapy
  • Hormonal health assessment

How to Get Started

If you are interested in seeing whether naturopathy could help you, please contact us for an initial consultation. This first consultation is very thorough and can take up to 1 hour because your naturopath will go through all the different areas of your social history and health history and anything related to health in your life.

Our naturopath will delve deep into a patient’s history to find a greater understanding of how a person became unwell to start with. They attempt to trace it back to where they first stopped being healthy to try to get them back on track towards optimal health.

We may request that you get a blood test or an allergy test to give your naturopath more information. You’ll also be given dietary or lifestyle advice to modify certain aspects of what you are doing.

Care Plan

To help address your particular concerns, your naturopath will develop a customised treatment plan. Various modifications such as additions to your treatment may be necessary.

Follow-up Visits

Your naturopath usually follows up in a week or two after your initial appointment. Depending on your presentation they’ll let you know if you should come back to the office in another fortnight, a month or every two months.


Naturopaths address both acute and chronic conditions. Here are some of the most common conditions for which people seek our help: low energy, fatigue, anxiety, weight gain issues, menopausal symptoms and hormonal imbalances.

Yes, this care is well suited to people of all ages.

A homeopath is someone trained in homeopathy. They use certain chemicals that would instigate the symptom that they’re having to get the body to reverse the situation. In contrast, naturopaths use more of a preventative medicine approach, looking at ways to remove the problem from the body or to allow the body to heal itself to a higher level.

Yes, our naturopath, Daniela, has training in environmental medicine. She can help identify any triggers such as cleaning agents in your home that are causing headaches.

There may be times when your naturopath will refer you for other therapy such as massage. It all depends on your particular condition.