Michelle Reynolds is a caring Naturopath and Nutritionist who is passionate about health and wellbeing. She is a member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) which ensures she maintains a high standard of education and stays on top of current research findings in the natural medicine field.
Michelle has a particular interest in mood and stress concerns, gut health, immune conditions and female reproductive health.
What is Naturopathy?
The practice of Naturopathy understands that your body, given the right resources and a bit of guidance, has everything it needs to function normally and heal itself. Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health which aims to identify and correct the underlying cause of your health issue to create wellness and balance within the body. Unfortunately modern lifestyle and diet can throw out this balance and the body's innate healing capabilities are compromised. A number of therapies are utilised in naturopathic practice to restore this balance including herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, flower essence therapy and dietary changes. Naturopathy is not only effective in times of illness but can help the body and mind to remain resilient to prevent future disease.
Clinical Nutrition - Good nutrition is the foundation of good health. Nutritional deficiencies have been linked to a number of diseases and can even increase the risk factor for developing certain diseases. Nutritional medicine can be used to correct nutritional deficiencies as well as treat specific health conditions. Whilst this can often be achieved through the diet, nutritional supplements are sometimes necessary.
Herbal Medicine - The practice of using herbal medicine to manage health conditions has been around for thousands of years. Fortunately in recent times scientific evidence is supporting their effectiveness in modern medicine. Herbal formulas are prescribed based on the patients individual needs. Michelle prescribes all herbal medicine with care to ensure any foreseeable adverse drug reactions don't occur with the patients current medications.
Flower Essence Therapy - The process of healing encompasses the whole person including their mental outlook, emotions, physical body and personal attitudes. Flower essences work on a vibrational level and assist in restoring harmony to the mind, body and spirit. Michelle chooses to work with the Australian Bush Flower Essences which are a gentle, non-invasive therapy.
Diet and Lifestyle counselling - Yes, you are what you eat! One of the optimal goals of naturopathic medicine is to sustain good health by eating a healthy and balanced diet which nourishes your body. Practical lifestyle tips may also be advised to assist you in achieving your health goals. Michelle has a particular interest in assisting people achieve optimal nutrition on alternative diets such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and raw food.
How can Naturopathy help me?
Naturopathic medicine can be useful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions:
- Weight Loss
- Depression and emotional problems
- Digestive complaints
- Stress Management
- Skin conditions
- Poor immunity
- Menstrual concerns
- Autoimmune conditions
- Diabetes support
- Chronic pain
- Therapeutic diet plans
- Disease prevention and wellness
What to expect from a naturopathic consult?
The initial consult will cover all aspects of your health, lots of questions will be asked to assist Michelle in gaining a true understanding of you and your health concerns and your health goals. Physical examinations, such as blood pressure and iridology may be required. You are encouraged to being along any recent test results you may have such as hormone profiles, liver tests and general blood tests. During the consult Michelle will work with you to devise an achievable treatment plan, including both immediate goals and long term goals.
Michelle looks forward to working with you in achieving your health and wellness goals!
How Do I Book a Naturopathy Session with Michelle?
If you'd like to make an appointment to see Michelle at the Geelong Bodi and Mind practice, phone (03)-5223-2370.
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