Healthcare from a Natural Perspective
Here at Harding’s Pharmacy, we embrace a holistic approach to healthcare. Having a Naturopath on site allows an extra dimension of health condition management to be explored, integrating evidence-based complementary treatment options with conventional western medicines.
The availability of both services, together with our ready range of practitioner-only vitamins, now gives our customers more choice than ever before.
The Naturopathic Approach to Health and Disease
Naturopathy is based on the principle that the body has the innate ability to heal itself. The naturopath’s role is to support and facilitate this inherent ability through the use of natural therapies and gentle therapeutic techniques. Where good health prevails, health can be optimised and where health has deteriorated, it can be restored.
Following naturopathic principles, each person is treated individually, and the ‘whole’ person is addressed. This includes physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental influences on their health. Naturopathy seeks to identify the causes of underlying illness and provides harm-free treatments. It is suitable for all life stages and can alleviate a wide range of conditions but not limited to the following:
Digestive disturbances such as IBS, reflux and gastric ulcers
Dietary planning and weight management
Food allergies and intolerances
Fibromyalgia, pain and sleep management
Autoimmune disorders and chronic fatigue
Modern naturopathy blends traditional knowledge and skills with science and evidence-based medical practice, incorporating diagnostic and treatment methods which include functional pathology testing, nutritional and herbal medicine, and lifestyle advice to prevent and treat illness, restore balance and promote well-being.
Our Naturopath – Bruce Thompson
Bruce Thompson has the highest qualification available in Australia today for Naturopaths, a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). He is board certified with ANTA (the Australian Natural Therapies Association).
Bruce prefers to take an integrative approach to Naturopathy and natural health, understanding the need for co-management in many circumstances. He also prefers to use a scientific approach, with evidence based, natural treatments. He believes in getting to the cause of your illness by using effective, evidence based natural treatments. These treatments are tailored to you, using practitioner only products, that provide the highest level of potency and efficacy. Bruce is experienced in family health (including anxiety and sleep disorders). He also has a special interest in men’s health.
Tuesday 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 10am to 4pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Initial Consultation (approximately 1 hour) – $90
Follow-up Consultation (approximately 30 minutes) – $45
Naturopathic treatment protocols can include dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine. Any side effects of your treatments will be carefully explained to you and any concerns that you have will be addressed.