Frequently Asked Questions

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Benefits of Visiting a Wholistic Healthcare Practitioner

  • Time taken to discuss a wide range of health issues.
  • Motivation and support to undertake major lifestyle changes if you want to reach your optimal health.
  • Expertise and professional strategy in choosing products, programs and treatments that are appropriate for your condition.
  • Assurance that you are addressing your whole health, not just an illness.
  • Accurate monitoring of results.
  • Minimised risks associated with self-treatment and over-the-counter supplements.

Why Visit a Wholistic Health Practitioner?

You may have wondered why sometimes, when there's a bug going around, some people seem to be resistant while others are down and out for days, even weeks. Even in your own health, sometimes you get over a cold within 24 hours, other times, you're not so lucky. It doesn't seem to make sense, until you start thinking about health "wholistically".

What is Wholism?

Wholism, or holism, stems from the Greek word 'holos' meaning all, entire, total. In healthcare, it means considering all the little pieces that make up the whole picture - the physical components of your body and how they work together, as well as how they can affect, and be affected, by your lifestyle, eating habits, exercise, work, relationships, mental state, emotional state, stresses, spiritual wellbeing, etc.

If we continue the example above, you'll notice that you're more likely to resist or recover from illnesses when you're looking after yourself better and everything else in your life is going well.

What is a Wholistic Health Practitioner?

Wholistic Health Practitioners are mostly recognised as Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners - Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Herbalists, Chiropractors, etc. - but can also be Doctors who share the same philosophy that symptoms often indicate some sort of imbalance in the patient that needs to be restored, instead of something that needs to be silenced.

To address each and every aspect that may be influencing your health, Wholistic Health Practitioners may use a number of different products and techniques, and may work alongside other Practitioners who may offer further support.

Wholistic Health Practitioners treat people, rather than symptoms and diseases.

What can Wholistic Health Practitioners do for me?

The Wholistic approach aims to ensure that through good food, exercise and a balanced lifestyle we avoid becoming unwell, and if we do fall ill, we get better faster.

By following a practitioner's advice and becoming healthier, the hope is that there will be less people developing severe preventable lifestyle illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases, joint pain, and even some forms of cancer.