Why see a naturopath?

There are many reasons to work with a naturopath. The care provided by this holistic take on health is unparalleled, as naturopathic remedies treat all the parts of a person. Treatments such as homeopathy, nutrition counselling and acupuncture are all associated with naturopathy, and may be great avenues to consider if you're suffering from chronic illness.

Acupuncture: Many believers in naturopathic care turn to acupuncture in their quest for relief. The practise originated thousands of years ago in China, and involves the insertion of tiny needles into the patient's body. In theory, placing the needles on various spots on the human body can affect the flow of qi, or vital energy. There is ample evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture, as well: The World Health Organization (WHO) backs acupuncture for the treatment of many different conditions, including bone, joint and back pain, nausea, stroke, hypertension and depression. Acupuncture treatments may be further supported by the use of supplements and lifestyle changes.

Chiropractic: Many people swear by chiropractic care. Chiropractors focus on the skeletal and nervous systems, working to proper alignment. When the skeletal and nervous systems aren't properly aligned, people can suffer from neck, back and joint pain, as well as a host of other issues. We offer many different joint support and anti-inflammatory supplements that can be used in conjunction with chiropractic care.

Homeopathy: Homeopathy is not synonymous with naturopathy - it is a very specific branch of care that focuses on the premise that the cures for various ills lie in treating those maladies with similar ingredients. For example, caffeine is often prescribed for the treatment of insomnia. Conventional medicine largely does not support homeopathy, though its focus on holistic care may hold some lessons for those seeking relief from chronic illness. 

Herbalism: As its name suggests, herbalism refers to the practise of using herbs (often crushed) as a means to support health. Herbs are a wonderfully diverse group of plants, and have been used to treat everything from anxiety, depression and mood disorders to chronic pain. We offer a variety of herb-derived supplements to help support your health.

What's the next step?

Working with a pharmacist may also be an important step toward better health. Even in the realm of naturopathic products, there are many supplements that are only available with a prescription. Our practitioner-only supplements come from trusted brands such as Biocare, Bioceuticals, Mediherb, Metagenics, Orthoplex and PRL.

Your naturopath may prescribe high-potency supplements and dietary products to help treat what ails you. If that's the case, you can purchase those care products through NetPharmacy by login/sign-up to our website here and complete the health consultation form.

Our consultant will review your information and inform you when access is granted with login credentials. (Please note: This process may take several hours.)

It's also important to note that NetPharmacy offers free shipping on all orders over $100 within New Zealand. Take advantage of our great selection, low prices and knowledgeable staff as you navigate our way toward better health.