Naturopath Methven

Naturopath & Nutritionist
Methven

What is Naturopathy?

 

“Natural medicine which works to identify and treat the cause of illness – not just the symptoms"

 

Naturopathy involves practices derived from a combination of traditional knowledge and current scientific research. The philosophy of Naturopathy is that our bodies have the innate ability to be healthy and heal themselves, so if that is not happening, there is something which is impeding this ability. The first part of treatment therefore, is to identify and remove aspects of diet and lifestyle which could be causing harm or dis-ease within the body. Sometimes however, our bodies need extra support, which we can achieve through nutritional, supplemental and herbal medicine.

 

The recommendations made during a Naturopathic consult are safe and effective, working with underlying causes of illness, as well as treating symptoms. Through identification of the root cause of illness and progressive, natural treatments, I am able to treat a wide range of conditions, from mild to severe, acute to chronic, from new-born to elderly, in all systems of the body. As well as a treatment, Naturopathy is also an effective preventative medicine, helping the body to maintain health for years to come, decreasing risk of dis-ease through education of healthy diet and lifestyle habits which nourish the body and mind.

 

Naturopathy can work alongside medical approaches, often improving the effect of necessary medications, and minimising the risk of adverse effects. I will often refer patients to complimentary therapists such as acupuncture or hypnotherapy, ensuring we treat mental, emotional and energetic health which can significantly affect physical health. No stone unturned, treating the whole self for as long as it takes to achieve health. 

"I had been having issues with my guts for more than a decade, and could not get to the bottom of it. It wasn't for want of trying either, including multiple colonoscopies. It got to the point where it was suggested to have my appendix removed - then along came Lauren. She saved my appendix, and has drastically improved my quality of life. Her deep understanding of how our bodies work led to a solution for me that actually worked and I can't thank her enough!"

 

Rob - Southland

" I took my 6 year daughter to Lauren for help with worsening eczema, and ongoing behavioural and emotional challenges. I found her to be incredibly empathetic, thorough, and very open to hearing what both myself and my daughter had to say. She was great at listening to us both, and took lots of time to listen to my daughter and encourage her. Within just a few weeks we saw a huge improvement all around, both physically and behaviourally, and those changes have been maintained. I would not hesitate to recommend Laurens services"

Amy Southland

" I have wanted to do a gut cleanse for years but have always come to a dead end with the idea of going for a colonic and suffering mortifying bowel movements in front of someone else! Being on a healing journey of my own now, and really desperately wanting to have that gut cleanse to remove any dysbiosis in the gut micrbiome– the perfect solution presented itself when Lauren invited me to take part in the Shankaprakshalana Cleanse – not only is this an ancient ayurvedic methodology but I could avoid any mortifying experiences! We were guided by Lauren through a zoom call and could, in the comfort of our own homes (and loos!) really massage our intestines with a series of asanas and the non-invasive salt water drink certainly got things going in no time at all. The Kichari and guidelines on how best to rebalance and repopulate our guts post treatment was so useful – this is definitely something I would like to do as recommended bi-annually. A safe non-invasive cleanse with ancient wisdom to back it all up…Thank you. I feel great."

 

Ilse, Otago

"Lauren provides insight in to your holistic health picture. She is able to consider your emotional and physical well being while using scientific, traditional and hands on techniques to guide you through your assessment and recovery of whatever challenges you are experiencing. She has a huge number of tools in her belt to support and assist your healing and reaching your health goals. I have seen her many times for a variety of challenges from gut health to injury rehabilitation. She has worked with every member of our family as well as my young daughter. She is passionate about helping people, getting to the bottom of things and enhancing your health in all aspects. I highly recommend her knowledge and skills to all."

 

Jada, Otago

What conditions could Naturopathy benefit?

Women's Health

Menstrual abnormalities

Anemia

Decreased Libido

Endometriosis

Hormonal Imbalances

Infertility

Menopause

Osteoporosis

Ovarian Cysts

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

Pre-Natal Care

Pregnancy

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Tract Infections

Uterine Fibroids

Yeast Infections

   

Cardiovascular

Atherosclerosis/Coronary Artery Disease

Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome

Coronary Artery Disease

Diabetes

High Blood Pressure/Hypertension

High Cholesterol

High Triglycerides

Low Blood Pressure/Hypotension

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Gastrointestinal/Digestive Disorders

Abdominal Pain

Bacterial Overgrowth

Bloating

Colitis

Constipation

Diarrhoea

Diverticulitis

Diverticulosis

Dyspepsia

Excessive Gas/Flatulence

Reflux (GERD)

Haemorrhoids

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Malabsorption

Mal-digestion

Nausea

Parasites

Ulcers

Vomiting

 

Musculoskeletal

Arthritis

Joint pain/stiffness

Muscle Pain/cramps/stiffness

 

Neurological Disorders

Alzheimer's Disease

Dizziness

Lyme Disease

Restless Leg Syndrome

Seizure Disorders

Sleep Apnoea

Syncope

Vertigo

Men's Health

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Decreased Libido
Erectile Dysfunction
Prostatitis

 

General Health

Allergies
Anxiety
Candida
Depression
Detoxification
Fatigue/Exhaustion

Headaches/Migraines
Hypothyroid
Hyperthyroid
Insomnia
Obesity
Weight Loss

 

Auto-Immune Disorders

Celiac Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Crohn's Disease
Fibromyalgia
Grave's Disease
Hashimoto Thyroiditis
Multiple Sclerosis
Myasthenia Gravis
Osteoarthritis
Parkinson Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Ulcerative Colitis

Paediatric Health
Candida - Oral Thrush
Cold/Flu
Conjunctivitis

Constipation
Croup
Diarrhoea
Earaches/infections
Hand-foot-mouth Disease
Herpes Simplex
Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
Solid Food Introduction
Varicella - Chicken Pox
Whooping Cough - Pertussis

Allergies
Anxiety
Asthma
Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder (ADD or ADHD)
Autism

Cold & Flu
Coughs
Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Eczema
Head Lice
Hypothyroid
Pneumonia