FAQ

1. What are Nathan Forbes credentials and experience as a Naturopath?

Nathan received his Diploma of Naturopathy on October 2003 from the College of Somatic Studies. Nathan Forbes is also a Certified NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) practitioner and NIS (Neurological Integration System) practitioner. He has 15 years experience in the industry and runs a very busy and successful Naturopath business.FAQ-orange-300x157

2. Do I need to bring anything to my first appointment?

Before your first appointment, please make sure you complete the Wellness Check Questionnaire.  Then please email the results back to: imtakingcareofme@naturesconcepts.com.au before your first appointment. The Wellness Check Questionnaire allows me to structure your appointment and get the most out of the time we have together. Please don’t come to your first and initial appointment without first having emailed the form to me; as it contains the key information I will need to direct your treatment. Also, if possible, bring along any recent pathology test results and a list of medication and supplements you are currently taking.

3. Does my consultation allow me to receive a health fund rebate or a tax offset?

Many private health funds in Australia will enable you to claim a health fund rebate on your consultation fees, please call your health fund to check.  Please note that Naturopaths are not able to offer Medicare rebates in Australia.  You may also be entitled to a Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset. To be eligible for this, your GP will need to refer you to me. The Medical Expenses Tax Offset allows for an offset of 20 cents in the dollar, for every dollar spent over the yearly threshold. Please check the ATO website for the latest thresholds as they regularly change.

4. Should I inform my GP that I am having Naturopathic treatment?

You can inform your regular GP, as it’s good to be aware of any new dietary changes you are undertaking. This is particularly important if you are taking prescribed (or self-prescribed) medications or supplements to reduce the likelihood of interactions. This will ensure the best treatment results for you.

5. Parking and Transport?

There is parking outside.

6. How much does it cost?

Please see our Prices here.

7. What is the best way to make a booking?

We encourage and recommend you book an appointment using our online booking website feature as it gives you the ability to easily and conveniently see what dates and times are available, so you can choose when suits you the best.

8. How do I cancel my appointment?

Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel. When you receive the reminder email, you have the option to cancel your appointment through that email. Alternatively, send an email to nathan@naturesconcepts.com.au.

9. What is Homeopathy

Homeopathy [homeo-same + G. pathos, suffering]. 

A system of therapy developed by Samuel Hahnemann based on the “law of similiars,” from the aphorism, similia similibus curantur (likes are cured by likes), which holds that a medicinal substance that can evoke certain symptoms in healthy individuals may be effective in the treatment of illnesses having symptoms closely resembling those produced by the substance. – Stedman’s Medical Dictionary

Homeopathy is a scientific system of health care which activates the body’s own healing processes in order to cure disease naturally, gently and promptly. Homeopathy utilises a variety of mineral, plant and animal substances in very small doses to stimulate the body’s natural healing powers to bring it back into balance.

Homeopathy is based on the belief that illness can be cured by taking a homeopathic dose of a substance which, if that substance was taken by a relatively healthy person, would actually produce symptoms like those in the ill person. As an example, Ipecac, a shrub of Brazil and other parts of South America, when taken in gross quantities produces vomiting. However, when very minute parts of Ipecac are prepared homeopathically, the remedy will help a person who is vomiting to stop. As another example, perhaps you have had the experience of noticing relief from feverish flu-type symptoms after eating hot peppers in Mexican food. Indeed, American Indians treated fever with hot peppers.

Homeopathy has been scientifically validated (and published in respected medical journals such as Lancet) and used world-wide because of it its safeness and effectiveness. Homeopathy is an effective, safe and gentle way to assist the body in the healing process. It is totally harmless and has been traditionally recommended for adults, the aged, babies, children and pregnant women.

10. What type of disease can homeopathy treat?

Homeopathy does not treat diseases per se. Homeopathy activates the body’s own healing processes in both the physical and mental/emotional levels. The range of problems in which homeopathy can be effectively utilised is extensive and includes first aid, acute illnesses and all manner of chronic conditions.

Healing, of course, is done by the body’s intelligence—the only thing that heals. This is different than allopathic drugs which often cover up or suppress symptoms. Allopathic drugs FORCE physiological reactions, whereas homeopathic remedies ALLOW for the body’s intelligence to “awaken” and get on with the business of healing.

11. How soon can results be expected?

In acute illnesses, the appropriate remedy can act within minutes. It is not uncommon to see a person who is experiencing an allergic reaction to a food, quickly return to normal body chemistry after a dose of the appropriate remedy. Though astounding improvements often take place, do not be discouraged if these instant improvements do not occur in chronic or long term conditions. It may take as long as 1 to 2 months for significant improvement in chronic cases. Because of our specific dilution and potentisation process, only minute quantities of our all-natural ingredients are needed to activate the body’s defences.

12. Do I need to make another appointment when wanting more supplements?

No. I am more than happy to leave your supplements at the front desk for you, saving you the time, money and need to make another appointment to see me.  This way you only need to make an appointment to see me if you want to discuss things further and need me to evaluate you further.  Just send me an email and I will organise it for you.