Naturopathy

Holistic healthcare tailored to your unique needs
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 Naturopathic Services 

Initial Consultation

90 minutes | $180

During your initial consultation, I gather as much information as I can about your current health concerns, the functioning of all your body systems, family health history, personal health history and diet and lifestyle. From there I put together a tailored treatment protocol just for you. This might include diet and lifestyle changes, herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, flower essences or skincare. I may also recommend referrals and testing.

Follow-Up Consultation

60 minutes | $120

 

After your first consult with me, I recommend continuing to work with me every 2-3 weeks until your condition is resolved or you've learnt enough to manage your condition yourself without a need for regular visits. We'll continue building on and tweaking your original treatment plan based on how it's all progressing, as well as addressing new concerns or goals that may come up as your health changes.

Compatibility Call

15 minutes | Free

 

Not sure if naturopathy is right for you? Let's make a time to chat and I can answer your questions about how it all works before you decide whether to book in.

Consultations can be completed in-person as a mobile consultation within the Southwest, or online via Zoom. Flexible days and times are available to suit your lifestyle and timezone. Email me hello@amysumner.com or text 0419999853 to book now.

Testimonials

I couldn't recommend Amy enough. I have had so many breakthroughs with her that no other practitioners have been able to help with. She is so thorough, knowledgeable and approachable. I know it's still early days but my skin and I thank you so much! Xoxo

Emma Yates

Amy has been amazing to work with. I find she really has the approach to fit her knowledge in with the lifestyle I lead. I love that I can follow and get all the results without being super disciplined. On top of this, the program was done to fit my food budget - a massive plus given I have a family. Could not speak highly enough of her services; this is my second program, will be continuing to use her in the future.

My two biggest achievements working with Amy -

I lost 15kg and healed my gut health.

Lexie Hallett

I have been working with Amy for over 6 months now and feel so blessed to have finally found someone like her to support me. We originally started working together to improve my skin health, balance my hormones and restore my gut health. I have noticed significant improvement to my skin with a reduction in breakouts and overall looking more clear and radiant. My period flow also seems to be returning to normal and I also have noticed I don't seem to have an upset tummy as often. I will continue working with Amy on an ongoing basis to support me as I navigate life's challenges. I wake up every morning so grateful and excited to take my herbal supplements and gut powder and any flower essence remedies she may have also concocted as additional support. I could not recommend Amy enough to anyone who is ready to take control of their own health and wellbeing with nature's medicine. She is not only a wealth of knowledge on all things health but she truly cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to piece everything together and come up with a plan to get you feeling healthy and vibrant and thriving. 

Melissa Hogan

What is your qualification?

I have a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) degree from Endeavour College of Natural Health. I continually build my professional education with seminars and courses, mainly focussed around skin health, cognitive function and fatigue conditions. My history of working in spas and as a Diploma qualified eco makeup artist gives me additional expertise in skin health.

 

What does a naturopath actually do?

Naturo = nature

Path = practitioner of specified system of medicine

I help people heal and prevent chronic health conditions, and optimise their health, using natural medicines.

I do this through taking a very detailed health history (of every body system from birth til now), looking at all the contributing factors in your life, as well as physical examinations and pathology testing if needed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I then piece together timelines and schematics to figure out how you got to where you are now.

 

You know those investigation boards you see in movies, with all the photos and pieces of string?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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I have something kinda like that in every patient file.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Using that information, I put together a treatment plan just for you and your needs. I have no interest in simply making you feel better straight away (though sometimes that is part of it); I want to treat the cause to resolution, restore optimal functioning to your entire body, mind and soul AND teach you how to look after yourself going forward.⠀⠀

 

What health concerns do you treat?

I treat all chronic health conditions, with a special interest in skin health. Some examples of conditions I work with:

Acne, eczema, psoriasis, weird rashes and other skin ailments⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

CFS, fibromyalgia, burn out and other chronic fatigue & pain conditions⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Calming the nervous system and improving function in autism, hyperactivity, ADD and ADHD⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Period pain, PMS and other hormonal imbalances⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Depression, anxiety, insomnia

Digestive concerns

Detoxification

In most cases, it is necessary to address multiple body systems all at once. For example, skin healing often requires ensuring gut health, hormonal balance and immune regulation so if needed we will work on all these with your treatment plan.

 

Will I have to spend lots of cash on products?

Nope! I will recommend based on what you truly need, and while some supplements and herbs can be expensive (due to various factors of production, plant availability, no government subsidies etc) you will never be pressured to buy products. In most cases I only recommend 1-3 products at a time, and work with your diet and lifestyle as the main factor in health and healing. Making up tailored herbal formulas, nutritional compounds and flower essences helps me target multiple areas with minimal products. I also take into account your financial wellbeing as a part of your overall health picture. It would be counterproductive for me to create financial stress for you during your healing journey.

 

Do you order pathology testing?

Absolutely! I can order most of the same tests doctors can (though you have to pay for them) plus many tests that doctors don't tend to offer including food intolerance testing, heavy metal testing, hair mineral analysis, stool analysis and detailed hormonal profiles.

 

What kinds of medicines do you prescribe?

Some of the treatment modalities I may use to restore health:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Herbal medicines - tinctures, capsules, tablets, teas, topical applications like creams and ointments (I primarily use tailored liquid herbs I mix up for your specific needs)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Nutritional supplements (this may include powdered compounds that I can mix up for your specific needs, to give you multiple nutrients you need in one formula)⠀

Topical skincare products (either tailor made or natural products I recommend)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Dietary changes⠀(food as medicine is the foundation of health and getting it wrong can set us on a path to illness)⠀⠀

Lifestyle changes (anything from journalling to getting more sunshine, to exercising or morning routines - if I refer you to another therapist for extra support, it's usually for help in this area which can fall outside my scope)⠀⠀⠀⠀

Flower essences (primarily Australian bush flower essences that I tailor-make to treat energetic and emotional imbalances)

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