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SARAH MILES NATUROPATHY

 

NATUROPATHY

Naturopathy is holistic healthcare that looks at a person as a whole. Naturopaths don't care for symptoms alone, but instead see them as a larger part of a picture. This can include things like herbs, supplements or bush flowers. Naturopathy works to look at what the underlying cause of dysfunction might be, by asking questions about current and past health. Naturopaths use both new and traditional evidence to inform the use of herbal remedies. 

Seeing each person as an individual, we work on what you might need rather than following protocols (because we know each body is unique). 

Naturopaths believe that the body has the innate ability to heal itself, and that herbs simply assist in this process. There is no 'band-aid' fixes, as naturopathy looks to address underlying causes of illness (while recognising that symptom relief is very important too). 

The Naturopathic principles are as follows:

First do no harm- This means that safety is our first priority. We will ensure we have all the appropriate information (including medication use, potential pregnancy, etc.) to make a decision that does not harm you.


Identify and treat the causes- We look to find out where the body is having trouble healing to correct the imbalance.

Treat the whole person- Rather than looking at diagnosed medical conditions, we look at the whole individual to determine what is going wrong.


Education- We believe that you need to know as much as possible about your condition to make informed decisions. 

Let nature heal- Use minimal effort to create the greatest change.

Prevention is greater than treatment- Where possible, we will always look to prevent illnesses from occurring again or getting worse (or from ever occurring in some circumstances).

While this is not an exhaustive list (please feel free to contact directly if you have any questions around your condition), some conditions Naturopaths can treat include:

  • Allergies

  • Arthritis

  • Cardiovascular problems, including hypertension

  • Digestive complaints, including constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Skin conditions, such as acne and eczema

  • Colds and flu

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Fertility and pregnancy health (including infertility)

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Insomnia

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Professional Background

SOUTHERN SCHOOL OF NATURAL THERAPIES

Feburary 2016- December 2019

Completed a Bachelor in Health Science (Naturopathy) which included naturopathic clinic subjects. Demonstrated competency in ensuring safety of herb and medication interactions to ensure every patient has a safe experience.

MONASH UNIVERSITY

February 2013 - December 2015

Completed a Bachelor of Arts (Community Welfare and Counselling) and Diploma in Community Services (Alcohol, other Drugs and Mental Health). Have since worked in the community welfare field, working in a variety of organisations with youth, asylum seekers, people from LGBQTI community and people with disabilities.

 
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MY MISSION

Empower & Heal

I want my patients to take control of their own healing. I want them to understand how powerful their minds and bodies really are, and how each organ and symptom is part of a larger system. Healing chronic ailments takes a certain level of sensitivity, which I’ve honed in on in order to treat stubborn conditions with gentle methods. 

I'm a strong believer in body positivity and intuitive eating. I want you to be in tune with your body to know what it needs. You are the expert, I am the vessel to help you get in contact with your body.

I want all people to have access to health services. This means access to buildings, access to treatments and access to me. If you have any suggestions on how I can improve this, I'm happy to hear them. 

I support people who identify as LGBQTI and would love if you could let me know if you have any specific requests regarding pronouns before a consultation.


I value feedback (both positive and negative) and would really appreciate if you could let me know if you have anything you think could change about my service for you. 

 

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