CONSULTATION AND CHECK UP
Naturopathic full consultation
Initial consultation is usually a long, in-depth conversation between client and therapist focusing on lifestyle, interests, personal and family history, diet, prior treatment, physical and emotional problems, spiritual interests, family and social status, using different questionnaires according to the health issue to set up the precise symptoms and their modalities as well as physical examination and language analysis, examination of eye, pulse and palpitations if necessary. Also important are life circumstances that prevented the onset of symptoms of disease?, ways of responding in different situations. The aim of the consultation is to find out what is happening within the client’s life, physical body, emotional state, in the mind and what is the cause of the client’s condition.
For the success of the treatment it is important to get to know the client as best as possible. At the same time, it is very important to be attuned and relaxed enough for the client to be able to talk about himself and his health and emotional difficulties, thought processes and life events. All information, even if seemingly trivial, about the client’s feelings and conditions is essential for diagnosis.
Correct determination of causes leads to correct diagnosis and determination of adequate follow-up procedures in establishing loss of balance of the organism. Once all the information has been gathered, a diagnosis based on the symptoms found will create a picture of the problem and then suggest a solution to the problem. The treatment plan may include various options in the field of naturopathy and alternative medicine and subsequent treatments such as homeopathy, acupuncture, bodywork, banking, exercise, meditation, physiotherapy, or other appropriate nutritional supplements, vitamins and minerals, dietary, lifestyle changes, and changes in habits and thinking. The therapist can also refer the client to other doctors as part of an integrated approach to healthcare.
Each client will receive a Naturopathic guide, the document addressing treatment principles, evaluation of physical examination of eye and tongue with clients’ pictures, and various combinations of prescriptions: Homeopathy, Chinese medicinal herbs, supplements and vitamins, physiotherapy, physical exercise recommendation, additional treatments or basic nutritional plan.
Clients can also choose shorter diagnostic methods such as eye-tongue-pulse diagnosis, short questionnaire for acupuncture treatment of pain, acute homeopathic prescription, or different approach agreed with a therapist.
Check up is mostly a controlled examination after accomplishment of a certain treatment process, when we evaluate the process and set continuation, changes, or new goals.