Desley Lock Naturopathy practises functional medicine. This
approach to treatment focuses on detecting deficits in such areas as digestion
and skin issues, gut integrity, liver, adrenal and thyroid function, blood sugar and hormone imbalances, bone, muscle and connective tissue strength and
mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and stress adaptation. An
often misleading approach would assume that treatment of symptoms caused by a
disease will suffice. But when problems continue to recur, we need to look at
the symptoms in a new light.
Functional medicine involves techniques to test for
conditions such as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), nausea,
constipation, reflux, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and sluggish
bodily systems. Once they are discovered by functional pathology testing,
these conditions can be treated to stop the progression of outright disease.
Functional medicine provides individualised pathology
services which can detect conditions such as Small Intestinal Bacterial
Overgrowth (SIBO), Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria, Parasite and candida
overgrowth and gut biochemistry utilising Complete Digestive Stool Analysis. Other specialized services include mould and
allergy testing, MTHFR gene, pyroluria and microbiome assessment. All individual nutrient levels can be
assessed from a functional perspective and include vitamins A and D, zinc,
copper, iodine, magnesium, B12 and folate.
These testing outcomes can provide the answers to long standing symptoms
such as reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, mood fluctuations and
Once they are discovered by functional pathological testing,
these conditions can be treated to prevent the progression of outright
disease. Practitioner strength
synergistic herbal and nutritional formulas that are in proper balance will aid
in the resolution of health concerns.