A Good Practitioner
What can a good practitioner do for you and how can you benefit from a long term relationship with a naturopathic consultant? Is it just about diagnosis or does it entail more than that? What about other issues?
Every stopped to think about what a good health care professional should be offering you?
I am always thinking about this, because I am a naturopath and my aim is to constantly refine and develop my practice so that I can best serve clients and the community.
Accurate Diagnosis in the Natural Remedies Realm
Yes. Diagnosis is absolutely important and accuracy is the hallmark of a truly good practitioner. You deserve it and you pay for this as the cornerstone of the service.
This involves a number of features which include the following:
- You need to be listened to by the practitioner
- You need to be honest with the practitioner. Accuracy only occurs if you deliver correct and reliable information to the best of your ability
- A good rapport between you and the practitioner
- A clear understanding of your relationship dynamics
- Mutual respect
- Professionalism and professional boundaries
- Up to date training and professional
- Unique, individualised patient treatment (as opposed to a generic model of treatment. One approach does not fit all.)
Latest Diagnostic Technology
An up to date practitioner also needs access to the latest diagnostic tools and technologies. This can include such modalities as
- Hair analysis
- Tongue and Nail Diagnosis
- Gut Dysbiosis Tests
- Electro-dermal screening
- Allergy Testing
- Chemical Testing
- Bright Field and Dark Field Microscopy
- Toxin Testing
A good naturopath will employ and implement a number of these to give you a well rounded picture and consideration of your health issues, any allergies or natural health treatments needs, as well a dietary and other advice.
Remember to look for a practitioner who is accurate and who can offer you a range of treatments that can help you with your life and your health.