Consultations

What do they involve?

An initial consultation will take 60 minutes and follow-ups will take up to 30 minutes.  Skype consulations are about 40 minutes, followed by a comprehensive prescription being emailed.

An important part of the naturopathic consultation process is to get to know your body and how it is functioning. Part of this is achieved by asking you a comprehensive set of questions, but to really know what’s going on Dee may perform a series of tests.

Here’s an overview of the tests which Dee may choose to use to assess your health further:

Body Test (BIA)

Using the most effective electronic equipment available Dee can measure your body composition via Bio Impedence Analysis (BIA). This is done to ensure that the protocol you’re following is effective and safe.

BIA is a state-of-the-art electrical analysis tool developed by the University of Queensland to monitor function of the body. It’s been in use for decades based on similar technology used by NASA to measure muscle loss in space. BIA provides accurate information on muscle mass and fat mass, and helps identify potential performance issues.

Semen Analysis

This is a quick and easy test which provides invaluable information about the quantity, quality, motility and overall health of sperm. The cost is around $45 from Southern Community Laboratories and is highly recommended for any couple prior to conception to get the best outcome possible.

Click here for more information.

Food Allergy and Intolerance Testing

Food sensitivities can occur at any age, triggering many different symptoms and contributing to a variety of disorders, including:
Inflammatory bowel disease
Fatigue
ADD/ADHD
Migraines
Skin problems
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sinusitis
Recurrent ear infections
Autism

The antibody profiles will test for IgE antibodies: immediate reaction to allergies which are less common.  The cost for this test is around $340.00.  A hair allergy test is also available and the cost is $135.00

Male and Female Saliva Hormone Testing

Hormones are vital for life and positive living.  So when their levels are too high or too low, there are consequences for our health. Hormone imbalances can contribute to many health disorders including menopause, premenstrual syndrome and depression.  Hormonal imbalance may result in a symptom picture which includes:

Weight gain
Mood swings
Night sweats
Disturbed sleep patterns
Loss of libido
Hot flushes
Post-partum depression
Infertility
PMS
Menopause
Hypo/hyper thyroid

Hormones which can be tested:
Females – Oestrone (E1), Oestradiol (E2), Oestriol (E3), Progesterone (P4), Testosterone (TT), DHEA-S.

These additional tests are often performed in the initial consultation, regardless of the presenting condition –

Blood Pressure
Iris, Tongue & Nail Analysis
Zinc Taste Test

Supplements may be recommended.  Dee uses practitioner-only brands including –

Metagenics http://www.metagenics.co.nz/
Bioceuticals http://www.fit-bioceuticals.co.nz/
MediHerb http://www.mediherb.com.au/
Flordis http://www.flordis.com.au/
Dr Veras http://www.bioconcepts.com.au/
Orthoplex http://www.bioconcepts.com.au/
Thorne http://www.fxmed.co.nz/
Artemis http://www.artemis.co.nz/

Consultation Fees

Initial Consultation (1 hour) $90
Initial Consultation for child under 12 (45 minutes) $65
Followup (1/2 hour) $55
Body test (1/2 hour) $50

Southern Cross Health Insurance will rebate some of your consulations if you have private health cover.

(Eftpos is available, no credit cards)

 

Dee travels to Gore every 6 weeks and works from the Gore Health 2000.  Please contact Health 2000 directly for bookings.


“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
British novelist and essayist

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