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What do you do at Natural Balance?

Natural Balance is a natural medicine centre where only natural therapies, natural medicines and natural supplements are used to alleviate, heal or prevent illness, or to promote and maintain wellness and optimum health.

Natural Balance strives to offer efficacious, holistic, natural health-care, in a personalized, caring and supportive manner.

'Holistic' means treating the person as a whole, we consider the symptoms of an illness or condition as signs of an imbalance within the mind, body or spirit (or vitality) of the person.

You can choose to visit our shop to get information and advice regarding your health concerns and will be able to buy over-the-counter medicines and supplements to treat a problem or care for your health. We stock a large array of quality vitamins and supplements and are open Monday to Fridays 9am-5pm.

We do recommend seeing the naturopath/herbalist for dealing of any illness, disease or condition. In thenaturopathic consultation, the naturopath will be able to examine you, take your case, formulate a treatment plan and prescribe according to your specific condition. In this way you get the benefits of seeing a qualified health practitioner and having personalized service and care. You will also have access to our practitioner-only line of herbal medicines and supplements.

We also provide other services such as massage therapy (therapeutic massage, relaxation massage, acupressure & chi balancing), psychotherapy (individual counseling, couple or family therapy), chi machine massage, ear candling & Bach Flower Essence treatments.

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What conditions and illnesses can you help with?

We can assist with almost any condition patients might take to their doctor. Common complaints include: Digestive disorders such as peptic ulcers, acid reflux, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome & indigestion, diarrhea, constipation and obesity.

Problems involving the heart and circulation such as angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, varicose veins, varicose ulcers etc. can also be treated successfully, as can prostate disorders, hormonal disturbances, gynecological disorders like PMS and menopausal problems, infertility, Fibroids and PSOS. Also conditions such as diabetes, skin problems (such as psoriasis, acne and eczema), nervous disorders, arthritis, gout, sleeping problems, stress, migraine and headaches, tonsillitis, influenza, bronchitis and allergic responses like hayfever, asthma and hives.

Excellent results are also obtained with urinary & kidney problems such as kidney stones, incontinence, cystitis and urinary tract infections, also liver conditions such as hepatitis, gall bladder problems and toxic conditions.

Besides dealing with specific disorders, herbs and natural therapies can be used to prevent diseases and to obtain optimal functioning of body systems vital to combating the demands of modern day living. Certain herbs can also be used to improve energy levels, memory, eyesight, hearing, sexual function, stamina, general wellness and more.

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Do you attend to children?

YES. Working with children early on for weaknesses or health problems can help alleviate the problem and prevent its progression into adulthood.

Children respond very quickly and positively to natural medicines and we recommend that it be your first choice of treatment for any problem, disorder or disease from acute to chronic (i.e. from colds and flues to diabetes and cancer).

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Why use a Herbalist?

  • Professionally Trained Herbalists are knowledgeable about both - Herbal Medicines and the Human Body. Through their training they learn to evaluate imbalances and conditions within the body, and how to employ the use of Herbal Medicines to treat these safely and effectively.
  • They know the cautions and contra-indications of the use of herbs with certain conditions, and alongside certain drugs.
  • Using a Holistic Approach they not only treat symptoms, but also look for the causative factors.
  • They keep records, which allow them to properly evaluate the client's progress and alter treatments accordingly.
  • They have access to high quality Herbal Medicines.
  • You save time, money and get the results you deserve.
  • You benefit…

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How fast do the remedies begin to work?

Natural medicines, while being relatively safe, do provide powerful healing. The time they take to act depends on a multitude of things; like the strength and quality of the medicines used, the condition and the individual. A young child will usually respond faster than an older toxic overweight adult.

You should expect a flu/cold remedy to begin helping within 24 hours if not within the first hour or even minutes. A remedy to reverse cardiovascular disease however, may start working immediately but the beneficial effects may not become apparent for weeks or months.

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Can I take these remedies with my pharmaceutical drugs?

Most times you can continue your pharmaceutical medications without any interactions, and we can lessen them as the herbs take effect. However, clients usually want to come off their medications, and we will appraise each case on its own merit and advise accordingly as to what would be best. Most times we can move our clients off their medications on the first or second visit, and other times it may take longer.

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How much do treatments cost?

Please call for the cost of the service you are seeking. Only after the initial visit will we be able to ascertain how long your overall treatment might take. While some people might have one visit and get a prescription that eliminates their condstion swiftly, other may need several month for more chronic longer standing conditions. The costs of medicines vary and it depends on what is prescribed and how long you have to take them. Some people may not be able to afford all that may be prescribed for their condition so we can prioritize their prescription to suit their budget. Our Herbal Medicines and Supplements do cost more than what is available at general health food stores and pharmacies and that is because they are "practitioner only" herbal medicines that excel in their quality and strengths, on average 5-10 times more potent than a similar over the counter product. We use only the very best Herbal Medicines and Supplements so that you can get the results you deserve.

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How to make an appointment?

Some Practitioners listed must be contacted directly to make appointment with them. Please see practitioner list, and Appointments