All that the practice of Natural Medicine should be
from the directors of Core: Brett O’Brien ND & Darren Sassall ND
A bold statement I think you would agree?
However with over two decades of experience under our belts and having transitioned through 10 practices between us, we hope you will forgive our grey beards and directness.
In sharing our story we hope to remind, demonstrate and reinforce the worth and efficacy of the Naturopathic traditional system of care. It’s a great story and worthy of sharing!
At Core we have always envisaged a ‘grand’ strategy in regards to how we wanted to help people. From the clinics inception our goal was to provide for our clients the most up to date and efficient healing system available.
The clinic concept began with a conversation that identified the need for better health management of chronic disease, recognising the fact that mainstream systems had failed to understand how to effectively manage those with chronic illness or how to monitor ‘healthy’ people, too reduce their risk of developing it.
In practice any healing journey starts immediately the foundations of good health are addressed. Things like the capacity for exchange and transport of gases, nutrients, wastes and hormones; pH levels, hydration and circulation, energy production, detoxification capacity and immune function.
The goal of this ‘deceptively simple’ approach is to build and ensure a healing surplus of energy. You can ‘reverse engineer’ any disease to a disruption of cellular oxygen delivery, energy production and DNA expression without ever focusing on its downstream symptoms. Clearly if your cells are not healthy then the tissues, organs and systems made from them will not be healthy.
All recommendations, therapies and protocols at the clinic are derived and based on measuring the governing control mechanisms of your health. Are the right switches being turned on or off? Is the signal getting through? Is your system overburdened or lacking in some way? Are you moving towards or away from balance and therefore health?
It is this understanding and capacity to impact and rectify imbalances in these ‘foundation stones’ of health that assures results and sets our clinic and profession apart from symptom based methods of care. When addressing the ‘upstream’ drivers or cause of disease, there is then as a happy consequence, a reduced need to address ‘downs stream’ symptoms. This is a really exciting proposition and realisation for our clients!
As Naturopaths, our great potential is not in our equipment, ‘healing hands’, herbal medicines or proprietary supplements. It is our experience, know-how and the way we think that sets us apart from allopathic medicine and defines our profession.
Getting up on our soap box here, we believe it is time to explain, claim and cement this forgotten paradigm of preventative health care into the consciousness of the greater community. A system whose focus is on health and its maintenance, rather than one focused on disease and the use of medications for it symptoms.
The directors of Core Naturopathics see the future of health care based around a preventative or wellness model where people will proactively seek options, make choices and strategize for the prevention and treatment of chronic illness. Our Naturopathic clinic has been designed and provides a working model to address this emerging shift and realization.
We predict that the next ‘big leap’ in the field of healthcare will not come from any new device or discovery. Rather from the broad realization and adoption of strategies that support the body’s self-healing capacity.
However, no need to wait! Our practitioners offer tailor-made programmes that will assist you to understand your illness holistically; while educating, monitoring, supporting and guiding you through the minefield that accessing natural healthcare can be.
Long may the tradition continue in the future?