Naturopath & Nutrition

Introduction to Naturopathy: A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness

Welcome to the world of naturopathy, a holistic approach to health and wellness that focuses on the body's innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathy is a system of medicine that draws upon both ancient healing traditions and modern scientific knowledge to promote well-being by addressing the root causes of illness and supporting the body's natural healing processes.

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy, often called naturopathic medicine, is a comprehensive and natural approach to healthcare that emphasises the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. It seeks to restore and maintain balance within a person's life to achieve optimal health.

Naturopathic practitioners believe the body can heal and maintain itself when given the right conditions and support. They work alongside conventional medical practices, using a combination of therapies that include herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle counselling, physical manipulation, and more to enhance the body's ability to heal and prevent illness.

Principles of Naturopathy

Naturopathy is guided by a set of principles that form the foundation of its philosophy:

1. First, Do No Harm: Naturopathic practitioners prioritise gentle, non-invasive treatments that minimise the risk of side effects and harm to the patient.

2. The Healing Power of Nature: Naturopathy recognises the body's inherent ability to heal itself and aims to support and stimulate this natural healing process.

3. Treat the Root Cause: Instead of simply addressing symptoms, naturopathy seeks to identify and address the underlying causes of illness to promote long-term healing.

4. Treat the Whole Person: Naturopathic medicine considers a person's physical, mental, and emotional health, understanding that they are interconnected and influence each other.

5. Doctor as Teacher: Naturopathic practitioners educate and empower their patients to take an active role in their health by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions.

6. Prevention: Naturopathy strongly emphasises disease prevention by promoting a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, and other proactive measures.

Naturopathic Therapies

Naturopathy offers a diverse range of therapies, each tailored to the patient's individual needs. These may include:

- Herbal Medicine: Using plants and botanicals to support the body's healing processes.
- Nutrition: Providing guidance on proper nutrition to optimise health and address specific conditions.
- Lifestyle Counseling: Offering advice on stress management, exercise, and other lifestyle factors.
- Nutritional Supplements: Using the latest scientific findings to guide you to the correct supplements.

At Alive Health, we have two Naturopaths. To read more about them or to book, click the links below.

Anthony Middlemiss' page can be found here, or to book online, click here

Anthony is available Monday to Saturday in person and online.

Victoria Gascoyne's page can be found here, and to book, call the clinic. 

Victoria is available on Friday afternoon in person.


Reception Hours are:

Monday 9am-6pm

Tuesday 7:30am-6pm

Wednesday 9am- 5:30pm

Thursday 7:30am- 6pm

Friday 7:30-6pm

Saturday 9am-11am

If you require an appointment outside our usual consultation hours, please contact us.

Alive Health is located about 2km from the centre of Orange CBD.

P: 02 6362 7899
E: [email protected]
A: 95 Woodward Street, Orange NSW 2800

(Entrance & carpark from Wentworth Lane)