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#1 Amelia Jane

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:17 PM

Does anyone here see a naturopath? What do they do and what can they help with? I need some help with generally feeling like crap. I haven't got very far with a doctor, apparently everything is 'normal' and that's all I got out of him.

I'm sleeping badly, eczema is flaring up, constantly tired, no motivation or energy, I feel stressed a lot, I'm bloated, I feel imaginary kicks in my stomach all the time, my hearing is bad, I'm angry and grumpy and have the patience of a...something that is not very patient. As there is nothing 'wrong' with me as such, I'm just crazy, I don't know what to do to get better and stop feeling like this. Maybe I need to see a shrink! I know that I am most definitely not pregnant.

Does this sound like something a naturopath could help with?
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:24 PM

Sorry to hear this. It sounds very much like something a naturopath could help you with.

I have seen one for fertility issues, which she treated successfully. She also gives me herbals for anxiety - not that I'm bad, just sometimes I get a little wired when my magnesium intake is low.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:49 PM

I have had great success with all of the same issues with accupuncture and excellent dietary advice and changes from the same accupuncturist. I have PCOS, at huge risk of diabetes and have had issues for about 7 years with really bad skin conditions...which have been gone since I changed my diet. I have slipped in the last few weeks with a family death and DH and I both facing losing our jobs, but I am getting back on track next week and expect to be feeling excellent again.

I did a 6 week detox and lost 10 kg's in that time and kept it off for ages, feel pregnant quickly despite the PCOS, had an amazing labour and felt great. I can't wait to get back to that. The main changes I made were no gluten / dairy / sugar.

I can recommend someone in Brisbane if that is where you are...

All the best, I hope you get back to great health soon....
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:19 AM

QUOTE(Kerala @ Sep 15 2012, 09:49 PM) View Post


I can recommend someone in Brisbane if that is where you are...


Could I get their info?

I was seeing a naturopath and getting acupuncture as well but life got in the way.
I would be looking into meditation as well Piper. I know I felt amazing when I was going to my classes up the coast and I really should start going to them again.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

I haven't been to a naturopath but it sounds like it'd be a perfect person to see. Also, many other therapy practitioners would be able to help if it isn't diet related, so if the first person you see doesn't feel right or like it's doing anything, I wouldn't hesitate to try something a bit different. I firmly believe our bodies and minds respond better when we are utterly comfortable and trusting of the person caring for us so make sure that this trust is there.

I know a lot of people have had huge help from acupuncturists for things that aren't actually physical. I have a remedial masseur who I see primarily for work-related physical issues, but he has a very holistic view to the body and our lives and has been able to help me with a number of other issues not necessarily related to my muscular issues.

Regarding the kicks in my stomach, I felt phantom kicks right from when Eddie was born to when I got pregnant again, so 18 months - I think it's a very common thing when a sensation or movement has been part of your life for so long for your brain to keep on replicating it.
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#6 Kerala

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:59 AM

Have PM'd you Lizzums xx
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:29 AM

Sorry to hear you have been feeling so blegh sad.gif

I have seen a naturopath on and off for years now (for IBS, anxiety and energy mostly) and I was very skeptical at first, but after about a week of taking mixtures I couldnt believe the diffference. Really helped me.

I think the thing that mamzed me the most was that (to me) it all really makes sense. My doctors were treating my IBS symptoms, but not looking at the cause of it, which is where the naturopath stepped in. No point in treating symptoms, without looking at the underlying cause.

The only thing I'll mention is that ive seen 3 naturopaths over my time and my shortest lived experience was with a centre who pushed and pushed expensive tests. My current naturopath doesnt do any of that and im getting better results from her.

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#8 Amelia Jane

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:42 AM

Thanks so much ladies. I will definitely look in to a naturopath this week, and if I have no luck I will try an acupuncturist. I had acupuncture to turn my breech baby which was successful but for some reason I didn't think they'd be able to help with something so vague as 'feeling crap.'

I'm in Vic, but thanks Kerala. smile.gif

Re the kicks, I have read that phantom kicks are pretty common. Mine are getting worse though and I get almost what feels like a Braxton Hicks...my stomach contracts and then I feel something poking through the skin and if I push on the area I get kicks back against my hand. unsure.gif I actually think I might truly be crazy, it's like a hallucination because there's definitely not a baby in there. huh.gif I think my GP thinks I am insane.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

I see a wonderful naturopath. She helped us fall pregnant after two years of trying unsuccessfully, has enabled me to breastfeed exclusively after 10 weeks of supply issues and helped my sons reflux do I can actually put him down on his back. She is based in Brighton she is Nicole Mc Fayden from botanica naturopathy
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

I feel the same way Piper and I think my diet has a lot to do with it. I've never seen a natropath, but I think I'd benefit from it. Years ago, I bought the liver cleansing diet book and many of the symptoms you describe can apparently be attributed to an overworked liver.

RE the kicks, I started experiencing them early this year and I was convinced I was pregnant, though I wasn't. My doctor refered me for an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts and what not, but everything came back clear. Then I saw another doctor who said it could be my bowels just doing their thing. But who knows? I'm so glad to hear that others are experiencing them too because I thought I was going crazy! wacko.gif

#11 ShanBurford

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

sorry i have not seen naturopath .




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