Holistic Health Care – Concord Body Care – Concord west
EXPERIENCE A HOLISTIC CONSULTATION
Josephine offers holisitic health care in a unique way -
Massage & Hot Stones therapy with holistic health care
Massage & Hot Stones therapy with holistic health care
Josephine is a Naturopath, Nutritionist, Massage Therapist as well as having a background as a Registered Nurse. If you have a Health condition/s, Josephine can offer you appropriate health advice whilst having your massage.This form of consultation is very beneficial as you are calm and in a better state of mind. This is inclusive of the fee and not an extra cost. Josephine is able to prescribe health practitioner only, herbal and nutritional medicines that are reputable, high quality and have stringent standards.
Holistic health Care with the massage aids in muscular pain and tension via the use of special herbal lotions and oils, patches, magnesium sprays and prescribed herbal/nutritional medicines. Other conditions holistic health care aids in are Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes/Hyperglycemia, Hypertension, Cardiovascular and Digestive Health etc.
What is HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE?
Holistic Health Care is a practice of preventing, assessing and treating conditions of the human mind and body. By integrating conventional health sciences with a range of natural therapies and traditional medicines, this treats the patient’s mental, emotional and physical states for a lasting effect.
The foundation of holistic health care is the philosophy of the “healing power of nature”. This means that the body has its own healing energy within and with the help of naturopathic treatment; the body can repair itself and recover from illness if it is in a healthy and supportive environment.
The Role of the HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER
A Holistic health care practitioner aims to educate, empower and motivate the client to assume more personal responsibility for his or her health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet. They do not simply treat the manifestation of a disease and its effects but rather search for the cause and treat it, rather than the effect. Prevention of disease is accomplished through health education which builds a lifestyle that supports health and wellbeing.
Benefits of Holistic health care
A Holistic health care practitioner is trained to employ safe and effective natural therapies that will support and stimulate the healing power of nature in the gentlest, least invasive and most efficient manner possible. Practitioners use a range of methods to assist in the healing process including Herbal Medicine, nutrition – diet and lifestyle recommendations, vitamins and minerals, flower essences,nail analysis, Iridology and massage.
The individual is viewed and treated in holistic health medicine as a whole, composed of a complex interaction of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and other factors. Thus patients suffering from everyday colds as well as some more serious, chronic conditions such as allergies may benefit from treatment.
WHAT IS A NUTRITIONIST?
Nutritionists work with clients to assess and analyse individual nutritional needs and develop personalised nutrition plans. During this process, they educate, advise, counsel, monitor and provide support. Diseases that may benefit from dietary counselling provided by a nutritionist include Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Food Allergies and Intolerance, Coeliac Disease, Osteoporosis, weight loss and gain.
NUTRITION WITH JOSEPHINE
Josephine provides dietary advice and may prescribe nutritional supplements if needed. Nutrition plays a big role in everyday life, it alters your health status for better and worse, food is medicine and it should be utilised correctly.
Josephine only uses reputable brands for Nutritional Supplements. Some of these companies are;
WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE?
Herbal Medicine is still the first choice in many cultures, being successfully used for thousands of years. Every culture has its own style of Herbalism, such as Western herbalists, Indian Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Herbalists prepare unique treatments, after consultations with clients that will include discussions about lifestyle, medical history and nutrition. Western Herbalists use only whole plants or plant parts in their preparations but other modalities such as TCM, can also include animal or mineral products. Clients may be treated through the use of teas, capsules and tablets, extracts and tinctures, essential oils (Aromatherapy) and various other herbal preparations.
Plants contain a large number of naturally occurring chemicals that have biological activity and compounds, are also used to produce reliable pharmaceutical drugs. Modern medicine was founded by traditional medicine, where it all began from plants and herbal medicines, where science has evolved to extract chemicals from plants, fungi, bacteria for the modern pharmaceutical drugs we know today. With herbal medicine, the whole plant parts are used for example the root of the plant, it is synergistic and therefore is rendered safer to use. Whereby pharmaceutical drugs have a concentrated form of a chemical from this plant, it is not synergistic and risks of side effects, toxicity are more noted. Herbalism does however support holistic treatment, with prevention of disease being as important as the treatment of a particular illness. Another benefit of choosing herbal medicines is that a profound transformation in health can be achieved, without the danger of the inherent side effects common in drug-based medication.
Herbal medicine is supported by traditional findings, but also modern science via numerous research, studies and clinical trials. It has been found to aid in treatment of many diseases and ailments. Most herbal medicine supplies are adhered to strict processing and manufacturing requirements and are standardised to contain certain amounts of naturally occurring chemicals known to be beneficial biological activity.
Conditions which may benefit by herbal medicines include a wide range of ailments such as:
The common Cold and Flu
Headaches, menstrual problems
Skin rashes and so forth.
Other conditions that respond well to herbal remedies are:
Digestive disorders such as Peptic Ulcers
Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Rheumatic and Arthritic Conditions
Chronic skin problems such as Eczema and Psoriasis
Anxiety and tension related stress
Bronchitis and other respiratory conditions
Hypertension and allergies
HERBAL MEDICINE WITH JOSEPHINE
Josephine may prescribe these if needed. It is used as a form of treatment and prevention. Josephine only uses reputable brands that continue to do research, clinical trials on their products and herbal plants. Josephine utilises evidence based medicine and research, as well as traditional findings and her knowledge based on her professional training, for treatment with herbal medicine.
Some Reputable companies that Josephine uses for herbal medicine products are;