Claudia Calello specialises in natural fertility and preconception care, pregnancy health, infant and children’s health.
WHAT IS NATUROPATHY?
Naturopathy is a holistic form of healing which treats each person as an individual. Emphasis is placed on identifying and addressing the underlying cause of your health problems, not just treating the symptoms. Mental, emotional and physical states are all considered as part of your health and wellbeing.
Naturopaths use natural medicines to stimulate the body’s self-healing capabilities and restore optimum health. Herbal medicine, flower essences, iridology, nutrition, diet and lifestyle changes may be used to rebalance the mind and body, promoting optimum health and wellbeing.
Herbs were the first form of medicine and remain a safe and effective form of treatment. They are individually prescribed for the patient and their specific health needs in the form of liquid tinctures, tablets, capsules or teas.
Nutrition and Dietary Advice
A healthy and nutritious diet is vitally important to good health and helps your body function at its peak. Nutritional supplements are sometimes used to nourish the body and replenish nutrients that may be deficient, thereby restoring the body to optimal health.
Australian Bush Flower Essences
These vibrational essences are matched to the individual’s energy to alleviate a wide range of emotional and psychological imbalances.
Iridology is the study of signs in the iris that reflect ill health in the body and its organs. These signs reveal the body’s strengths and weaknesses, giving insight into areas needing attention and treatment.
WHAT IS HOMEOPATHY?
Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine founded by German physician and chemist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann in the 18th century and is now used worldwide, with homeopathic hospitals in the UK and extensive use throughout India and Europe. Over the last 200 years the efficacy of homeopathy has been clearly demonstrated not only by clinical experience, but also validated by multiple clinical trials. It is acknowledged by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a valid form of health care.
Homeopathy is based on the Law of Similars, or the principle of “like cures like”. Hahnemann found that substances that produce symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick person. Using small, specially prepared doses of these substances can alleviate illness if prescribed on the basis of similarity of symptoms. For example, coffee stimulates the nervous system. When people drink coffee it may cause heightened mental and physical alertness, insomnia and increased reactivity to normal stimuli such as sounds and smells, particularly in sensitive people. A homeopathic preparation of coffee can alleviate a person troubled with similar symptoms of increased mental activity, sleeplessness, anxiety and an over-stimulated nervous system.
In another example, onion irritates the eyes, causing stinging and watery eyes. A homeopathic dose of onion can cure a patient with stinging, watery eyes, commonly known as one of the symptoms of hayfever.
Homeopathy is useful for the treatment of chronic complaints, acute conditions and first aid conditions. It is also useful for vague symptoms where there are no identifiable causes of disease, but the person feels far from well. During constitutional treatment, a homeopath will look at a multitude of different factors to find the remedy that best matches the person and their totality of symptoms; this includes symptoms on mental, emotional and physical levels, temperament, hereditary factors and past health issues.
Homeopathy can be of benefit for all ages and stages, but is particularly useful in treatment of mothers, pregnancy, babies and childhood. It is also highly effective for assisting on a mental or emotional level for shock, trauma, grief, anxiety and depression.
Homeopathy is a profound method of healing which stimulates the body’s natural healing ability. Homeopathic treatment strengthens a person’s health, acting as a catalyst, stimulating and directing the body’s ability to fight infection as well as resolving any underlying susceptibility to disease.
What to Expect during a Consultation
Your initial consultation will take 90 minutes and involves a full case history. This includes a thorough discussion about your current symptoms as well as other factors affecting your health, such as diet and nutritional status, digestion, sleep, nervous system, other body systems, past history and family history.
The following examinations may be used to help assess your health status:
Iridology – the study of the iris shows the body’s strengths and weaknesses, mineral status and emotional health
Zinc status test – to test zinc levels in the body
Nail & tongue diagnosis – to asses mineral status and digestive function
Flower essence reading
Other tests available in the clinic include:
Helicobacter pylori test
Claudia may send you for further testing if required. Such tests available include Hair Mineral Analysis, Heavy metal Analysis, Nutritional testing, Food allergies or Intolerances, Lactose/Fructose/Sucrose Intolerance, Complete Digestive Stool Analysis, Hormone Analysis and Thyroid Function test.
You will learn about your health concern and understand what is causing your health problem and symptoms. Claudia will discuss treatment options with you and come up with a tailored plan to suit your individual needs. Her treatments usually include positive dietary and lifestyle changes and may also include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathy or flower essences. One of the most important aspects of treatment is giving you the guidance and motivation to make the necessary changes to improve your health.
A follow-up is usually required after 2-4 weeks to check on your progress and modify any prescriptions. The number of follow-up consultations required varies according to your state of health and how long you have been unwell. Fortnightly or monthly visits may be needed until your health is back on track. This may be followed by quarterly or yearly visits, depending on your health needs.
For most people, it has taken years for them to get to their state of ill health, so it may take some months to reach a state of good health. There may be different areas that are contributing to ill health, particularly in long-standing or complex health issues. However, taking the time to address and treat the underlying causes of your health issues is the best way to stop your health problems from recurring and ensure optimal long-term health.
Call Claudia now on 0412 379 033 to start improving your health today.
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
Awarded Most Outstanding Graduating Student Overall for Australian College of Natural Medicine.
Awarded a full scholarship to study B.HSc Naturopathy.
Advanced Diploma of Homeopathy
Awarded Most Outstanding Student for the Advanced Diploma of Homeopathy, Endeavour College of Natural Health
Certificate in Natural Fertility Education (Kerry Hampton)
Certificate in Women’s Wellbeing and Australian Bush Flower Essences
Advanced Certificate in Australian Bush Flower Essences
Advanced Certificate in White Light Essences
Member of NHAA (National Herbalists Association of Australia)