Herbalism & naturopathy FAQ in Bunbury

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What happens at a first appointment?
Your first appointment will last an hour unless you have a very complicated case history, which will require a 90-minute appointment. It would be helpful to bring copies of any pathology tests or reports from X-rays, scans, ultrasounds or biopsies with you. A thorough case history will be taken, involving the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, urinary, nervous, musculoskeletal and skin systems. In addition, Glynis will make notes concerning drugs and nutrients being taken, your diet details, lifestyle factors and family history. Please note that all information remains confidential unless you request otherwise. It will not be computerised or unprotected. 
Can I take your remedies with my General Practitioner's prescriptions?
I am trained to know what herbs and nutrients can be safely prescribed alongside prescription medications and what are contraindicated. Please note it is your responsibility to speak to your doctor about any prescription medications you have questions about. Please be assured that I never interfere with their recommendations. 
What can you treat?
I can treat all conditions across all age groups, providing solutions that are compatible with any prescribed medications you may be taking. Examples are:

Digestive disturbances:
Reflux, indigestion, nausea, gut flora imbalance (including small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, bloating, irritable bowel, food intolerance, parasitic infection, haemorrhoids, candida infections, Helicobacter pylori, weight control issues and fatty liver disease.

Cardiovascular problems:
Hypertension, angina, high cholesterol and high triglycerides.

Mental health issues:
Stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, memory loss, mood disorders, fatigue and lack of motivation.

Respiratory tract infections:
Colds, coughs, ear infections, tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, post nasal drip, allergies and hay fever.

Reproductive health issues:

Infertility, PMS, heavy periods, fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irregular periods, post-oral contraceptive care, menopause and post-caesarean care.

Andropause, libido issues, erectile dysfunction and prostate enlargement.

Skin conditions:
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, recurrent skin infections, warts, and hyperkeratosis.

Autoimmune conditions:
Coeliacs, Crohn’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, Addison’s disease, ankylosing spondylitis, CREST, dermatitis herpetiformis, discoid lupus, juvenile arthritis, lichen planus, SLE, polymyalgia rheumatica, psoriasis, Raynaud’s, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, ulcerative colitis and sarcoidosis.

Joint problems:
Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and juvenile arthritis.

Infant & children’s health issues:
Breastfeeding support, assistance with weaning, colic, constipation, sleep issues, fussy eating, mood disorders, inability to concentrate, learning disorders and hyperactivity.

Diabetes, hypoglycaemia, adrenal fatigue, adrenal imbalance, sleeping disorders, lack of energy, interstitial cystitis, varicose veins, acid/alkaline imbalances, headache and intense, painful migraines.
Can I get health rebates?
If you have the correct level of cover for naturopaths and herbalists with your private health insurance, you should be able to get a rebate for part of your consultation fee.
What are your billing arrangements?
Full payment is appreciated at the time of consultation via cash, cheque or electronic funds transfer.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
Please let me know as soon as possible. Less than 24 hours’ notice will result in a cancellation fee.
What are your opening hours?
Tuesday-Thursday: 8am-5pm
Monday & Friday: 8am-12pm

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