What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a distinct and complete system of health care.
Six founding principles underpin the practice of Naturopathy:* First do no harm,
* The healing power of nature,
* Find and treat the cause whenever possible, not only the symptoms,
* Treat the whole person,
* Focus on prevention.
These six principles are kept in mind when a I take your case, develop a treatment plan and offer maintenance for long term good health.
Naturopathy is both an art and a science. Naturopaths are prevention medicine specialists. Today we use scientific evidence as well as traditional evidence in practice.
My case-taking through your appointments often uncovers dis-ease long before it is seen in pathology or recognised as a problem by GPs. I treat both acute and chronic (long term) conditions for all ages and specialise in Metabolic Inflammation.
Naturopaths have many answers for common conditions including mental health, gut health, women's health. I use a variety of modalities in my practice. These may include: herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice, as well as counselling and life coaching. Testing may also be required but only if needed.
I am a Bachelor qualified Naturopath who specialises in Metabolic Inflammation which includes gut health, thyroid, liver and immune health. Conditions such as hypothyroidism, fatty liver, high cholesterol, diabetes, anxiety, depression & irritable bowel conditions. I help my patients by improving their symptoms while working on repairing the underlying cause. Patients experience amazing results which are seen in their blood tests with improved thyroid markers, cholesterol, and liver markers. As well as the relief from improved gastrointestinal symptoms like the ones that mean you need to know where every single toilet is before you go anywhere.
With over 20 years experience in working with children and teenagers it is only natural that I also incorporated Children's Health. I understand children. I understand their body language, their behavioural patterns, and their health conditions especially fussy eating.
I have worked as a Group Leader, an Early Childhood Teacher, a Director and an Operations Manager. I have built and restructured many childcare centres to turn them into amazing educational centres rather than just babysitting places. I love being able to combine my knowledge of children with my knowledge and experience in natural medicine.
In addition to my experience with children and teenagers I also have a lot of extensive experience in teaching parents and educators with understanding the behaviours of children and teenagers. I have given many seminars regarding this to parents as well as teaching other educators and departments within Qld Health to improve their teaching skills and knowledge of children.
My education includes two degrees, one in teaching and one in Health Science to become a Naturopath. I believe passionately in what I do and that I can help many families and I have over 20 years experience doing this.
Common children's health conditions that come in to clinic include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low energy
- Lost interest in everything
- Skin reactions
- Weight management/dietary advice
- Gut health/digestive disorders
- Low immune
- Ear aches
- Anxiety and insecurities
Common parent health conditions that come in to clinic include:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Parenting guidance and advice
- Sibling battles
I'm here to help
Melissa Callaghan BHSc, BTeach
Children's Health Specialist
How do I get started?
By booking an initial consultation where a full assessment can be made of each system of the body and a treatment plan developed.
Appointments can be made for an in person visit to the clinic and there is also an option for appointments online via our video chat software. I help people all over the country and post their products out to them and I can help you too.
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