What is naturopathy?

Naturopathy is much more than just the absence of symptoms. The World Health Organisation defines health as:

“a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Naturopathy, or natural medicine, is a unique combination of naturopathic principles and practices and modern scientific knowledge, both achieved through formal education. Naturopathy aims to not only eliminate disease, but also enable complete mind, body and spiritual balance and well-being. This leads to improved vitality and the reduction and ultimately elimination of the need for pharmaceutical medications.

Six principles of natural medicine or naturopathy

Sari strives to uphold these six principles of natural medicine/ naturopathy:

  1. Support the healing power of nature/ Vis Medicatrix Naturae

Naturopaths believe in the inherent power of the body to heal itself when given the support and nutrients it requires. Removing obstacles enables the body to heal itself.

  1. Identify and treat the cause/ Tolle Causam

Looking beyond the symptoms enables an understanding of how they have come about.  The root cause can then be treated and the symptoms of the non-emergency acute or chronic illness disappear. There is then no need for a continued ‘crutch’ such as paracetamol, or cortisone, or a laxative. Naturopathy treatments may include nutrition, minerals, vitamins, herbal remedies, lifestyle recommendations, water therapy, and various detoxification procedures.

  1. First, do no harm/ Primum Non Nocere

Naturopathy treatments and recommendations are gentle and non-invasive with no to minimal adverse side effects- and they are effective! Naturopaths attempt to find the most supportive and efficient means to fix the root cause of your problems, without doing any harm.

  1. Doctor as teacher/ Docere

Naturopaths have dedicated their lives to learning and understanding the human body, health, disease and natural treatments. This is then taught to their patients so they can make informed decisions and take ownership of their own health and be in an active partnership with their naturopath to improve their health and wellbeing.

  1. Treat the whole patient/ Tolle Totum

It is important to view the whole person as one entity- mind, body and spirit, and not a group of parts. Naturopaths believe it is impossible to see the person as a stomach and an ulcer which is separate from the mind and the stress response, for example. The person and all their health and lifestyle factors are considered as complexly integrated, and treated as such to bring about harmony.

  1. Always support prevention/ Defendere

Prevention is much easier than cure. Simple, good health habits today, will prevent the hard work of cure tomorrow. We focus on an overall body and mind wellness for an entire lifetime and aim to avoid disease. As Benjamin Franklin stated: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

 

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Suicide ideation. Extremely anxious. Extreme fatigue… My life has completely turned around…I feel better, happier and have more energy than I ever have in my whole life.
I started seeing Sari one year ago after researching Dr Wilson's method of development healing programs. I was very interested in how the hair mineral tests could show a multitude of health issues and imbalances, as well as emotional imbalances. When I started the healing program I was very depressed to the point of suicidal ideation. I was extremely anxious and just functioning to get through work, look after my son and get through the day. It was nearly too much. I had extreme fatigue everyday. I desperately needed help. I always thought I was relatively healthy however the development program was so nourishing it was unlike any program or diet I had tried before. The individualisation alongside the detox protocols, it really was all encompassing. Initially the program was quite challenging. I experienced a lot of differing detox symptoms. I did have faith in the program though and kept going. I am so glad I did. Today I am so happy. I wake up in the morning with energy, feeling so full of life and excited for my day. My life has completely turned around and there are so many great opportunities popping up for me. I feel better, happier and have more energy than I ever have in my whole life. Sari is fantastic to work with. So patient, kind, compassionate and understanding. She really guided me through the difficult times knowing I would heal. Every day I keep feeling better and better. Thank you Sari. I'm excited for my life and what's to come. I recommend Sari's Natural Medicine. Sari is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, kind and understanding. The development programs that she teaches are fantastic, a complete and deep healing. I would recommend it to everyone.
Jackie, 30 years old
wealth of knowledge…
Sari has been my nutritional balancing practitioner for nearly two years now. She has been a great help in interpreting my hair tests, and clearly has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutritional balancing and healing in general. Sari has a very kind and nurturing nature and this really shines through when dealing with her patients. It's obvious that Sari has benefited from the nutritional balancing program in her own life, and this experiential knowledge coupled with years of being a practitioner make her the perfect guide to walk others through the process. I look forward to continuing to work with Sari on my own health journey, and know that I am in good hands.
Dylan, 28yo, Adelaide
Energy increased dramatically, as well as my overall well-being.
I have to admit that this is one of the hardest programs I have ever tried, BUT THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN SO WORTH IT. My mineral readings just keep getting better and my heavy metals load have gone down dramatically. My energy has increased dramatically, as well as my overall well-being. A few times I have felt that I was going to be ill,  the knowledge I have acquired through following this program have made me recover very quickly or was able to stop the illness dead in its tracks. And it is getting easier to follow with time, as the protocols become more and more a part of my lifestyle. Sari is an incredibly knowledgeable holistic practitioner, a wonderful communicator who walks her talk. I highly recommend her to everyone.
Lena, 49yo Coogee NSW
Anxiety, stress and insomnia….No longer have the symptoms
I have been in treatment with Sari Young for the past three years for Adrenal Fatigue. When I first found Sari I was suffering from anxiety, stress and insomnia as a result of my adrenal fatigue. I used to wake up most morning with a racing heartbeat, and found myself feeling stressed by even the smallest time pressure, such as when cooking eggs. I no longer have the symptoms that first brought me to this treatment. However I am happy to continue with the program as Sari can see in the results that my health is still improving and I am keen to raise my health to an even better level. I have no hesitation in recommending Sari as a practitioner, particularly for someone dealing with adrenal fatigue. I have found Sari to be always professional, supportive and knowledgeable, and under her guidance I have followed the program for many months, feeling progressively better over the period.
Albion Park Rail, NSW
the results are brilliant.
Thanks for all your help and the wonderful program. I’ve got to say it’s very difficult to do it 100%, but even at the level I/we have been doing it at, the results are brilliant. In every way, I/we are so much better physically, but also mentally. Once again, thank you for all your help.
AC, Victoria.
Bipolar, arthritis, binge eating
My original diagnosis was bipolar, arthritis, binge eating, fatigue. I wanted to feel well. I was tired of experimenting with different modalities, over exercising, beating myself up and feeling drained, unhappy and burnt-out. Since being Sari’s patient I have much better sleep, peace, better digestion, better insight, better skin, weight loss, better relationships, better lifestyle, better attitude, better emotional regulation. Sari is lovely and concerned for my wellbeing. She is patient and understanding and easy going. The clinic is in the lovely countryside to visit. Sari is always happy to see us and greets us warmly and offers lovely organic tea to drink!
J Hall, 31 yo, Melbourne
health and development are improving continuously
I just want to say I am so very grateful for Nutritional Balancing Science and having Sari Young as a practitioner. As always I have had wonderful support and encouragement from Sari to keep going with my program. My health and development are improving continuously and in ways I never knew possible. I highly recommend Sari as a practitioner.
Bonnie C, 33 yo, Melbourne
Constipation, acne and anxiety
My daughter originally had constipation, acne and anxiety. Since becoming Sari’s patient the acne has cleared up, constipation is improving, and she is feeling less anxious and able to cope better. Sari is very personable, easy to talk to, understanding and empathetic. We like feeling listened too. We would definitely recommend Sari to family and friends as she explains the reasons behind what her recommendations are and she understands that everyone’s healing journey is personal to them and works with the patient’s circumstances. I rate the service received at Sari’s Natural Medicine as 10/10.
Caitlin, 11 yo, NSW
very knowledgable
She has a wonderful, gentle manner which keeps you on track without her being pushy. We are so grateful to Sari for everything she has done... I would definitely recommend Sari to friends and family as she is very knowledgeable and explains the reasons behind her recommendations.
Alison, 44 yo, NSW
Knowledge and confidence… massive 10/10 from me!
Sari’s manner is extremely easy and comforting. I like her knowledge and confidence in being able to help me. Sari has helped my 2 kids and husband also. We have all benefited from working with Sari. One of my friends that I recommended see you a few months ago, thanked me yesterday for putting him in touch with you because he said this program really works. I have already recommended Sari to a number of my friends and family members because Sari is actually addressing the underlying issues and I am really healing.  Huge thank you to Sari; we are so lucky there are people like you in the world! I rate the service from Sari’s Natural Medicine a massive 10/10 from me!
Angela, 43 years old, Brisbane
Professionalism
Sari’s manner and communication style is excellent, professional and she explains all aspects clearly. She is very professional but also friendly and easy to work with.
Adrian, 60's, Yarra Ranges