Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine or, Naturopathy is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. Naturopathy treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labelled sickness.

Naturopathic medicine is a system of healthcare that emphasises natural remedies and the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. It combines traditional healing practices with some aspects of modern science.

Naturopathic doctors focus on prevention and wellness, with the aim to identify the root cause of illness and promote overall well-being rather than just treating symptoms, encouraging the body’s natural healing processes to restore balance and health.

Are You A Suitable Candidate For Naturopathic Medicine?

Please read the information below carefully to evaluate if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

Please consult with your practitioner or GP if you are in any doubt.

A consultation is essential prior to taking this treatment.

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Pre Treatment

During the naturopathic consultation a detailed case of your past, present, medical, and family history, including your current emotional state will be taken.  You will be asked to complete a patient health system questionnaire, consent form and MYMOP Form prior your appointment, to ensure your time with us is focused on the presenting complaint.

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More FAQs

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy has roots in various traditional healing practices, but the term itself and the modern form of naturopathic medicine emerged at the end of the 19th century in Germany, and the 20th century in North America.

Naturopathy treats the person as a whole, mentally, emotionally and physically.

There is increasing evidence to support the idea that how you are feeling psychologically can have a direct impact on your physical health. Emotional stress caused by grief, shock, abandonment, mental exhaustion or major life-changes can leave us drained and prone to illness; stress has been linked to decreased functioning of the immune system and an increased risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Naturopathy ultimately stimulates the body’s own natural healing mechanism.

The Holistic approach

Naturopathic medicine treats the person as a whole, rather than treating specific conditions in isolation. This ‘holistic’ approach is one of the main differences between Naturopathy and conventional medicine. A naturopath will consider all symptoms together as a whole (whether mental, emotional, or physical).

The mind-body link

Emotional stress caused by grief, shock, abandonment, mental exhaustion or major life-changes can leave us drained and prone to illness. Stress has been linked to decreased functioning of the immune system and an increased risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Naturopathy stimulates the body’s own natural healing mechanism.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)?

Highly sought after NDs are trained healthcare professionals who complete a four-year naturopathic medical degree accredited by the General Council and Register of Naturopaths.

They are trained in natural therapies, but also have a foundation in conventional medical sciences like anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis.

What will the consultation involve?

Your Naturopathic consultant will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire, including your medical and family history. You will be asked to list any medications or supplements that you may currently be taking.

A confidential, in-depth consultation follows, from which all your aspects of your health, including past medical history, lifestyle, personality type and current health problems.

The initial consultations can take up to 75 minutes, whilst follow-up appointments are generally 30-60 minutes. Naturopathic remedies, therapies and specific treatment modalities will be advised by your naturopath.

What treatment modalities do Naturopathic doctors utilise?

Dietary and lifestyle changes is a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. It involves recommendations for a healthy diet, exercise, stress management and sleeping strategies.

Nutritional supplements to include vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other natural supplements may be recommended to address deficiencies and support overall health.

Naturopathic doctors may use various herbs and botanical remedies for specific health concerns.

Homeopathy is another holistic medicine which a naturopath might recommend. This system uses highly diluted substances to stimulate the body’s healing response

Physical techniques like holistic massage therapy, lymphatic massage, manual lymph drainage and acupuncture may be used to promote healing and address pain.


Why consider Naturopathy & what can Naturopathy be used for?

Naturopath helps you to understand and take control of how your body works, and to resolve issues from their root cause rather than temporary ‘quick fixes’. It empowers through helping to understand and explore the relationship between body and mind, showing how conflicting attitudes, fears and repressed feelings can all directly influence the body and its functioning.

Collectively the team at Hope spring Clinic bring with them broad clinical experience in treating the following and much more.

  • Trauma, Stress & Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety, Anticipation & Panic attacks
  • Arrhythmias/palpitations
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • PMS, Menstrual & Menopausal
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Candida albicans (thrush)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Enlarged prostate (BPH)
  • Fertility problems
  • Thyroid abnormalities
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Other digestive dysfunctions
  • Anxiety muscular-skeletal injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Poor circulation
  • Food allergy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Asthma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Diabetes
  • Oedema
  • Vocal polyps/cysts
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Impetigo
  • Parasites
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Allergies & other skin complaints.
  • Psoriasis, Eczema
  • Side-effects of cancer treatment

How many sessions do I need?

This depends very much on what condition you have and its severity. For long-standing conditions, a minimum 3-months treatment package is required, to ensure the best outcome is achieved. As a guideline, you can typically expect to see a naturopath once a month for the first three months, along with other therapies, where indicated and herbal medicines.

How quickly will I see the results?

Pertaining to presenting condition, we see results within the first 2-3 weeks, sometime sooner. Chronic conditions may take longer, but everyone is different.

How long will the results last?

The outcome of treatment is often permanent, but with continued awareness by the patient of lifestyle changes.

What are the side effects?

Naturopathy offers non-invasive and drug-free human friendly remedies ensuring minimal if any side-effects to treatment. However, even natural remedies if taken incorrectly can cause harm, therefore it is important to always seek guidance from a registered professional.

Is Naturopathy safe?

Naturopathic medicine and modalities have an excellent robust safety record and has always been therapeutically diverse in its approach to healing.  Incorporating various non-invasive and drug-free therapeutic modalities and practices, naturopathy is very safe and can be used in cases involving adults, the elderly, babies, children, during pregnancy, labour, and breastfeeding.

Are there any other important considerations?

While naturopathic medicine can be beneficial for certain health conditions, it’s important to consult a registered naturopathic doctor who works alongside your primary care physician.

There is extensive scientific evidence for the effectiveness of some naturopathic treatments.

Some natural therapies may interact with medications you’re taking, so it’s crucial to disclose all medications to your ND.

Disclaimer

Any views or advice obtained via this website should not be taken as a substitute
for medical advice or treatment, especially if you are aware of, or suffer from, a specific health complaint.​

We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your GP, as naturopathy and conventional medicine can be integrated when necessary to provide complementary services. Your GP will also be able to arrange any diagnostic procedures you may need, and provide emergency cover.
The information on this website is written WITHOUT PREJUDICE

After Care

After Care

Your Naturopath will advise you on lifestyle and nutrition, empowering you with positive mind/body links. As a team you can work together to improve your health and wellbeing.

Price & Practitioner

75 minutes Session                      £165

60 minutes Session                      £130

45 minutes Session                       £90

90 minutes session                      £370
(Integrative Oncology)

Therapies Priced Upon The selected modalities

Remedies Priced Upon Prescription

Practitioner:
Independent Practitioner: Aliyyaa Spring-Charles ND MRN
Founder of Hope Spring Clinic

Reviews

Bonnie’s Story

“In September 2016 my 11-year-old son was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma; a type of brain tumour. The diagnosis was late and he underwent a round of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I wanted to find someone to help him transition to complementary medicine as by the time he had left the hospital he was on 10 different medications. I was so relieved when I found Aliyyaa as she was so experienced in Oncology and willing to help advise re natural treatments whereas many other doctors had refused to help.

My son has made amazing progress since seeing Aliyyaa and I have seen a massive change in him both physically and emotionally. Since coming off so many of the originally prescribed medicines from the hospital and introducing natural medicines into his daily life he has had a healthy and steady weight loss and amazing improvement in his energy levels and mobility.

Finding Aliyyaa was an answer to prayer, and we no longer felt alone during this challenging period of our lives. I was also so relieved that finding Aliyyaa has meant we have not had to travel abroad for treatment.”

Jessica’s Story*

“Having been diagnosed with lymphoma in my early 50s, I have very regularly been attending Aliyyaa’s clinic for naturopathy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD).  I have found Aliyyaa professional, knowledgeable, caring and supportive. She is genuinely interested in the welfare of her patients and actively seeks to provide a comprehensive and bespoke programme of treatment tailored to individual’s needs. I always feel better for having seen Aliyyaa and would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.”

*not her real name

Dana’s Story

“Aliyyaa, I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done to improve Jacob’s health and wellbeing. You have impacted on all our lives in the most positive of ways.

We first came to see you at a very worrying and stressful time. Jacob was very unwell with stomach ache and migraines occurring daily. He had already missed a lot of school and there seemed to be no end in sight. Having taken him to our GP, to no avail, we were at our wit’s end.

Thankfully you were there to offer immediate good advice. Within a couple of weeks Jacob was feeling better and returned to school. It was a difficult journey but your care, knowledge, understanding, patience and practical advice, not to mention your kindness and good humour made a huge difference to all of us. You have an amazing ability to take your wealth of knowledge and make it accessible for not only adults but children alike.

Thank you. Everyone should have an Aliyyaa in their life! I don’t wish ill health on our family but I do look forward to seeing you again.”

Sylvie’s Story

“Just a quick note to say thank you Aliyyaa. I know we have a long way to go to get me back on track, but I have really been thinking about doing everything you have said and the advice you have given me and while things are still very tough at home, I am already learning to make small changes that have a big impact on how I feel in myself and my life.

In the past years, I have seen so many doctors, psychologists, physios, osteopaths etc., so many specialists and yet nobody listened to me as you do. You treat me like a person, not a number, and you help me where I need help as an individual and not as another person on the list who’ll end up with a one-size-fits-all treatment just to get me out of your treatment room until the next patient.

So I really wanted to email you to say thanks and let you know how I felt because I feel that for the first time in my life, I have come to the right place and found someone who really cares about helping me get back to a healthy state at every level, physically and mentally, and for that I am really grateful to you. I know there’s lots to look at and to be done but I do feel positive that your help is what I needed and feel like I can trust you.”

Sharon’s Story

“I was tired all the time, fatigued and debilitated. I didn’t know if I would be able to get through the day, from one day to the next. My GP wanted me to wait 3 months before doing any proper examinations and I simply could not go through 3 months of this before anyone was ready to take my symptoms seriously.

So I turned to Aliyyaa, and she was a lifesaver, she helped me at a time when no one else would. She took my symptoms seriously ­ even took note of small changes in the body that GPs usually dismiss. She sat and spoke to me at length about what I was going through and my medical history. She is warm and easy to talk to and enabled me to open up to her quickly.

It was such a relief to finally find someone who took me seriously and understood what I was going through. By reading the signs my body was giving out, Aliyyaa helped me in a way that no conventional GP could or would. She eased me gently into a different lifestyle and dietary changes ­ not pushing any change too quickly. She made sure to only give me changes that were manageable.

Three months later I am like a different person ­ energetic, happy and full of life. I look fresh and vital. Most importantly, I understand my body’s signals and how to respond to them. I have already recommended Aliyyaa to friends and family, and highly recommend her to anyone who wants to feel good and be in charge of their body.”

Jeyda’s Story

“Aliyyaa is treating me for a number of very complex autoimmune conditions: ankylosing spondylitis, uveitis, Crohn’s. We are currently looking into possible root causes or aggravating factors that may be driving my condition. She has advised me on how to reduce certain triggers and stressors that may be negatively impacting my health.

Aliyyaa has also really helped in giving me alternative treatments to counteract the negative effects that years of conventional medicine has had on my body paying particular attention to liver and eye health.

I feel extremely comfortable and confident under her care – she has been amazing in supporting me with all my health issues and in answering any questions I have with expertise and great knowledge. Aliyyaa is very easy to talk to and always gives effective advice and solutions to any problems. 

It has been such a relief having Aliyyaa as my naturopathic practitioner. She was highly recommended to me by a friend and I am so grateful to Aliyyaa for doing such a wonderful job.”

Karen’s Story

“On first meeting Aliyyaa I felt instantly connected her aura and kindness. She listened to my issues and this was the first step towards a positive future. Aliyyaa was very thorough, and after extensive tests, knew how to treat my health issues.

I had malabsorption due to Morphine and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories after being on them 5 years. With the vitamins prescribed, and Aliyyaa’s helpful advice, I now have a healed gut. Aliyyaa is an extremely clever Naturopath and most importantly, Aliyyaa listened to me.”

Hiroko’s Story

“Having been brought up with Eastern, holistic medicine, I immediately resonated with Aliyyaa’s approach to supporting my health issues. She displays a wonderful combination of extensive knowledge of the human body, pragmatism and compassion.

I found her sessions immensely supportive when I was going through a difficult time.  She provided me with practical, manageable advice at each time – be it supplements, dietary changes or changes in habit- which helped me to restore my own balance. Along with countless bits of small advice given along the way, and changes I could implement in my daily life, what I’ve learnt most from her is to listen to my body, so as to trust my own healing capacities within.”

Genoveva’s Story

“I meet Aliyyaa over a year ago and she helped me with my health condition more than I could ever express in words. Following her help and great advice, my life totally changed and my health improved considerably.

I tried for many years to understand and solve my health issues which affected my life in so many ways but nothing seemed to work. I almost gave up on living a proper life when God put her in my way and my life changed ever since. I feel blessed and so grateful for all her help and kindness. I feel healthier than ever in my life and it is all her input. She is intuitive, knowledgeable and truly understands the person in front of her.

I trust and recommend Aliyyaa’s services with all my heart. She’s incredible and I own my life to her! Thank you Aliyyaa for helping me through this complicated process and God bless you!”

 

Homeopathic Medicine Marylebone

What our customers say

“I meet Aliyyaa over a year ago and she helped me with my health condition more than I could ever express in words. Following her help and great advice, my life totally changed and my health improved considerably.”

What our customers say

“Having been brought up with Eastern, holistic medicine, I immediately resonated with Aliyyaa’s approach to supporting my health issues. She displays a wonderful combination of extensive knowledge of the human body, pragmatism and compassion.”

 

What our customers say

“Aliyyaa is treating me for a number of very complex autoimmune conditions: ankylosing spondylitis, uveitis, Crohn’s. We are currently looking into possible root causes or aggravating factors that may be driving my condition. She has advised me on how to reduce certain triggers and stressors that may be negatively impacting my health.”

 

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