Naturopathy is all about embracing a holistic approach to health and wellness. Naturopaths blend traditional herbal knowledge with modern science and functional testing to help you achieve your health goals. With naturopathy the focus is on identifying and addressing the root causes of health issues rather than just treating the symptoms. 

Your Initial Appointment: What to Expect

During your first consultation, a naturopath will dedicate time to truly understand your health concerns. This involves a thorough discussion of your symptoms, exploration of your health goals, and an in-depth review of your medical history, dietary habits, lifestyle choices and any medications or supplements you are currently taking.

Personalised Treatment Plan

After your consultation, you will receive a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan may include:

  • 🥗 Dietary Suggestions: Recommendations for a balanced diet that supports your overall health and addresses specific concerns.
  • 🧘🏼 Lifestyle Modifications: Tips for improving sleep, exercise routines, stress management and other lifestyle factors.
  • 👄 Oral Supplements: Herbal medicines and nutritional supplements that support your health from the inside out.
  • 💅 Topical Treatments: These may include herbal creams, boric acid pessaries and probiotic pessaries designed to address specific issues.

Understanding the Root Causes

Naturopaths aim to delve deeply into the underlying causes of your symptoms rather than just providing temporary relief. For example, if you're having vaginal health issues, a naturopath might look into:

  • 🔧 Hormonal Drivers: Hormonal fluctuations can significantly impact vaginal health and overall well-being.
  • 🧻 Gut Health: The health of your gut microbiome can impact vaginal health and other bodily functions.
  • 💪🏽Immune System: A robust immune system is crucial for preventing infections and maintaining vaginal health.
  • 🍂 Nutrient Deficiencies: Lacking essential nutrients can lead to various issues.
  • 😰 Stress Levels: A healthy nervous system and managing stress is essential for intimate health.
  • 🧘🏼 Lifestyle Factors: Hygiene practices and sexual habits can influence vaginal health.
Functional Testing

To gain a deeper understanding of your health, functional testing may be recommended. This testing can include gut microbiome testing, vaginal microbiome testing or pathology tests to evaluate hormone levels, liver function, iron studies, thyroid function and anything else relevant to you. 

Naturopaths take a whole-body approach to women's health, ensuring that every aspect of your well-being is considered in your treatment plan.


Danni Bichler, a Clinical Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, is passionate about personalised healthcare that provides real, long-lasting results. She specialises in all things women's health including hormonal imbalances, vaginal and urinary health as well as pelvic pain. Her naturopathic practice blends that traditional herbal knowledge with modern science and functional testing to treat the whole person rather than just band aiding symptoms.

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