As a Naturopathic Doctor I am fully trained in the pharmaceutical prescribing of Herbal & Homeopathic medicines. Enabling me to prescribe and formulate individual Herbal and Homeopathic remedies at the time of your consultation. This is great because as soon as you, my client walks out of the door, you are on your way to becoming well.

Herbal Medicine works on supporting healing from organ and tissue level as does nutrition and nutritional supplements. The constituents within the herbs used in prescribed medicines from my clinic are, what is known as medicinal quality therefore supporting your body's own unique healing powers.

Homeopathics work on what is known as intracellular supporting detoxification and cellular renewal from an intracellular level. As you can see these two medicines work quite differently. They work well when prescribed together or alone depending on the level of ill health.

What is unique about Herbal and Homeopathic medicines is that as a Naturopathic practitioner you are able to firstly treat the underlying and unique cause of the illness or disease and secondly they work to restore health, not causing any further harm and lastly but not least as mentioned at my clinic they are individually formulated for you and the cause of your health concerns.

During my 26 years of practice I have not found anything that works more effectively than that of liquid herbal formulas and homeopathics to restore health.

Depending on your level of health it may take time because it is also necessary to implement lifestyle changes with diet, exercise and coping with life's circumstances as well. With all of this being worked on I have seen wonderful results, with the best thing being that there isn't an array of medical appointments. Sitting in waiting rooms for results or some whim of hope for a treatment or drug that may or may not work. To put it simply here from my perspective: Drugs are not designed to get you well, they are designed to modulate the condition temporarily until your body is able to heal or become better. The problem here is that in this modulating process quite often there can be detrimental effects on other organs and tissues. This leading to further problems, where side effects come into play along with the toxic effects of the drug otherwise known as medication.

Your road to health begins from the time you start taking your herbs and or homeopathics. As mentioned along with the support for other healthy lifestyle changes.

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Where Herbal Medicine Originated from!

People have used extracts from plants for thousands of years to treat their ill health and disease.

The Egyptians were using herbal remedies some 3500 years ago, while there is also a great deal of evidence other than ancient communities, Herbal and homoeopathic remedies have also within European and English communities for centuries.

More than eighty percent of the world’s population uses herbal medicines in one form or another from China to Australia and from America and Europe to Africa. Western herbalism evolved from the work of apothecaries and the alchemists going as far back as the Romans.

Herbal folklore slowly evolved over the centuries with lotions and potions being passed down through families. The invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century led to an explosion in herbal medicine as recipes for treatments could be copied and used by anyone who could read.

By the seventeenth century, Nicholas Culpeper had put together a book of herbal remedies, which became very popular. In his book, Culpeper built on the idea of the ‘doctrine of signatures’ which the early chemist Paracelsus had first thought of. He believed that how a plant looked provided clues as to what ailment it would cure.

By 1985, the World Health Organisation was saying that herbal remedies are an important part of healthcare. In continental Europe it has become very common although its use is only gradually increasing in the UK.

The main success of Herbal medicine is evidence based on the effectiveness; it can be used holistically with incorporating more than one remedy to treat, so that you are treating not only the illness but the underlining cause. Different to homoeopathics herbal medicine works on organ and tissue function so therefore it is important that it be prescribed by a qualified Herbal practitioner or Naturopath. Working within the realms of the “Hippocratic oath” as to do NO HARM or further HARM:

Due to the fact that it does not include any chemical substances and purely derived from plant base the body has a natural affinity to anything that is used directly from nature with very little processing or alteration of the genetic coding of the plant, vegetable or fruit.

Herbal medicine has now taken on a very Professional and Safe role with people having studied in the use and treatment protocols of Naturopathic medicine with Professional organizations for registrations of Qualified Therapist such as ATMS and the Natural Therapists Association as well as the manufacturing of it by people such as Mediherb Australia

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Julie Doherty is acknowledged as Worldwide Leader in Healthcare by The Leading Physicians of the world. She is an exceptionally experienced naturopathic health practitioner with a vast expertise in traditional medicine, herbal medicine, and homeopathic medicine. Julie has over twenty-six years in practice and currently maintains a position at Julie's Naturopathic Health Care Services, her private practice in Hackham, South Australia, Australia, where she provides an extensive array of safe, effective, individual, and non-invasive therapies to assist with overcoming health issues that affect the body and the mind.

Julie graduated with distinctions from S.A. College of Botanical Medicine and Natural Therapies and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Her professional qualifications include Naturopathic Doctor, Herbal & Homoeopathic Practitioner in Diet and Nutritional Medicine, Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, and Healthy/Lifestyle coaching and Natural Beauty. This solid education has enabled Julie to provide an extensive range of multidisciplinary modalities that are safe, effective, individual and non-invasive to empower each person to optimal health. Julie credits her success to determination and dedicates to her family and traveling in her spare time.

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