FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a health care system which emphasises the prevention of diseases, whilst encouraging optimal health through modern scientific methods merged with traditional knowledge.
The following principles encompass the philosophies of naturopathic medicine:
The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): The human body possesses an innate ability to heal itself and naturopathic treatment is about identifying and removing obstacles hindering this self-healing process.
Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): Naturopaths aims to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness instead of just treating symptoms.
First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): Naturopaths always avoid harming the patient by using the least force to treat,
Doctor as Teacher (Docere): The therapeutic potential of a healthy practitioner-patient relationship is maximised. Naturopaths educate patients to help them make the right choices for their health. Self-responsibility for health is greatly encouraged.
Treat the Whole Person: Not only are the obvious symptoms addressed. Each person is assessed as a whole, and individual physical, emotional, mental, genetic environmental and spirtitual factors are considered.
Prevention: Working on preventing illness is always better than treating an illness. Risk factors for disease susceptibility are addressed.
How does Kimberly treat?
As a naturopath and nutritionist I employ herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, dietary therapy, counseling, and homeopathic medicines as a part of treatment protocols.
Consultations are detailed and thorough, whereby I spend time understanding your health history and current health, dietary and lifestyle habits, along with your family history. A treatment plan is formulated based on your individuality, your present state of health and your health goals.
Integrated pathology testing may also be conducted if necessary. This may include tests for blood, stool, urine, or saliva.
What can be treated?
My main areas of expertise includes, but is not limited to:
- Reproductive health (hormones, infertility, women's health)
- Digestive complaints and food intolerances
- Detoxification and healthy weight management
- Skin conditions
- Mood disorders
- Cardiovascular health
- Nervous system and mood disorders
- Stress and fatigue
- Children and infant health
- Men's health
Treatment will require me to work closely with you in order to restore vibrant health effectively.
The aim is to treat gently, deeply, and permanently.
What does treatment involve?
I will formulate an individualised treatment protocol based on your specific health goals. There is an emphasis on the importance of food as medicine, therefore dietary therapy is a large part of treatments. In conjunction with diet, I also utilise herbal and nutritional medicines to rectify deficiencies, balance hormones, optimise organ and systems function, aid with stress, increase energy, improve digestion and more. There may also be an aspect of holistic counseling during consultations.
My philosophy about health revolves around the idea that emotional imbalances underly a majority of physical ailments . I am also able to create personalised flower essence remedies to fit your current emotional state to aim in order to bring this aspect of health into balance.
What is a Bio-Impedance Body Composition Scan?
Used predominantly to monitor weight loss, a body composition scan will monitor:
- Body weight
- Muscle mass
- Body fat %
- Visceral fat
- Cellular hydration
- Metabolic age
*This service is currently not being offered.
Where do consultations take place?
At present, only online consultations are offered.
How much do consultations cost and how long do they go for?
Consultations cost AUD $160/hour. Initial and standard follow up consultations generally go for an hour.
Shorter 30 minute consultations cost AUD $80
What methods of payment do you accept?
After your consultation, will be emailed an invoice and you can pay via card, or bank transfer.
Does Kimberly speak any languages other than English?
Yes. Consultations can be conducted in either English or Indonesian.
What are Kimberly's qualifications?
Kimberly has completed formal training in nutrition, naturopathy, and herbal medicine. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutritional Medicine, and a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Naturopathy. She is a registered member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.
Kimberly has completed additional training in live and dried blood analysis, and Bio-Impedance analysis.
Continual study through webinars, and seminars ensures Kimberly is up to date with the latest research in her field of work.
Can I claim your services on health insurance?
This can vary and it depends on your insurer and your insurance plan. Please check with your insurer whether or not you are covered for naturopathic or nutritional consultations.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
We kindly ask that you keep all scheduled appointments and provide plenty of notice if you need to reschedule. A fee will apply if appointments are missed without prior notice being given as this means your place cannot be filled.
Cancellations within 24 HOURS (short notice) will incur a fee of 50% of the appointment charge. If your appointment was booked and paid for online, 50% of your consultation fee will be refunded to you. If your appointment was not pre-paid, we kindly ask that this 50% charge is paid for within 7 days.
A 'no show' or not showing up to your appointment will incur the full appointment fee. Not turning up to your appointment within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment time is considered a missed appointment.