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Stressed….depressed or just feeling emotionally isolated and in need of a chat? Sometimes the labels don’t fit but the emotional baggage we carry is the same…….if your life isn’t all beautiful like the nappy ads would have us believe, feel free to have a chat here. It’s important to have somewhere safe where you can be yourself and talk about the things that REALLY matter.


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Post by mamatom » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:51 pm

i felt like crap most days when bubs was 5 months, depressed, anxious, angry, would wake up and feel a sense of panic every day. Went to a naturopath who gave me whatever nutrients i was low in, e.g. iron, zinc, a whole heap of stuff, taught me to keep my ph neutral, and now i've cut out foods i have allergies to, plus she did other stuff too, like acupuncture. I have seen her for 6 months now. Slowly but surely I have felt better and better, I feel good most days now. I still get a bit angry and emotional at certain times in my cycle, but I don't have that cloudy headed, exhausted, confused, nauseous feeling that I constantly had. Just wanted to say to anyone suffering mood problems, it may be worth thinking about seeing a good natural health person.
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Post by meals » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:55 pm

Yay!!! I love to hear stories like this :-D

I have a partially completed a bachelor degree in naturopathy so it's so good to hear people shouting from the roof tops how great it is :)
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Post by Nedsmum » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:03 pm

Simply talking to someone about depression has a very positive effect...

Usually the advice for depression is a combination of antidepressants and counselling - I'm not a 'medicine' type person (for me, vitamins would count as 'medicine') but I've certainly done counselling with a specialist from the community health service, privately and with a psychotherapist, as well as reading mental health info provided by 'beyond blue' and it does seem to get me through the lowest point - usually I seek help when I hit rock-bottom...
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Post by mooki » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:10 pm

thats great to hear, thanks for sharing. :D

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Post by Feather » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:24 pm

That's great to hear!

I'm trying to head down that road, not for depression but just overall health. My body is screaming at me and I'm slowly trying to make changes that will last.

How much does it cost to see a naturopath?
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Post by meals » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:35 pm

You could pay anywhere from $60-$110 for a naturopathic consultation. The first visit is always more expensive than follow ups. You may be able to claim if you have private health insurance. Also expect to pay anywhere from $50 - $100 on supplements.

If there is a natural medicine college near you they normal have a student clinic. So you can go there usually for free or $5-$10 and the students are all supervised by a qualified naturopth :)
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Post by Feather » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:00 pm

meals wrote:If there is a natural medicine college near you they normal have a student clinic. So you can go there usually for free or $5-$10 and the students are all supervised by a qualified naturopth :)
Bummer, this is about the only way we'd be able to afford it then. Do you know of a directory meals? Thanks for the info :D
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Post by Ezekielsmummy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:53 pm

I'm so lucky my Gp is also a naturopath ( been seeing her since i was 2) and i love that she will suggest the non medicinal way first but happy to do more if needed... i've never had antibiotics in my life and my DS1 has pretty much never been sick!

not everthing works but there is definitly some great things in naturopothy!

so glad you have found something that works for you!
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Post by meals » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:17 pm

Feather wrote:
meals wrote:If there is a natural medicine college near you they normal have a student clinic. So you can go there usually for free or $5-$10 and the students are all supervised by a qualified naturopth :)
Bummer, this is about the only way we'd be able to afford it then. Do you know of a directory meals? Thanks for the info :D
Have PM'd you :)
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Post by 3 Little Woody's » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:18 pm

I :smt049 my naturopath!! We've had our babies around the same time, so it's nice to talk to her about kids too :-D
I pay $85 for a treatment, usually massage and acupuncture and I get my supplements from one of the big chemists or health food shops, unless it's a tonic that she mixes up.
I love the feeling after a treatment and it often lasts a few days which is nice!

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