Naturopathy and Functional Medicine are holistic systems of medicine that focus on individualized, patient-centred healing, with identification of underlying causes and contributing factors of disease and imbalance.
This highly individualised approach not only allows complementary conventional support, but also promotes attention to disease prevention and health optimisation, using bespoke strategies to improve quality of life and life expectancy.
The most natural approaches to support healing and correct physiological imbalance are always favoured and can include natural supplementation, nutritional and lifestyle guidance.
More targeted therapeutic interventions can be recommended and may include Intravenous (IV) infusions of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, infrared heat therapy, hydrotherapy OR hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Optional functional testing may be suggested to test for deficiencies and inflammation, or to monitor organ function, immune response, hormone levels, cortisol management and adrenal-axis regulation, nutrient levels and the gut microbiome.
Resident Naturopath Camilla dos Santos is a certified Naturopath with professional license from the Central Administration of the Health System of Portugal and is currently concluding her Functional Medicine Degree with the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Camilla is insured by Balens, is a member of both the ANP (Association of Naturopathic Practitioners) and GNC (General Naturopathic Council), and is an ambassador for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine), as well.
In consultation you will be asked about your presenting symptoms, case history, conventional and complementary medicine, diet and lifestyle routine. Every interaction between you and your naturopath is confidential.
Additional questions about stress management techniques and genetic predisposition may be asked, as well.
A basic physical examination may be included: pulse, body symmetry, tongue and foot examination.
It is the piecing together of all this information that give Naturopaths such a vast array of material to work with when constructing the full holistic image of how the patient’s body functions, in order to develop and create the most indicated tailored treatment.