Naturopathy Services in Toowoomba



Working Towards Wellness

At Desley Lock Naturopathy, you will receive personalised, individual healthcare. I treat existing conditions and help prevent future disease from developing. The clinic provides a range of functional medicine treatments for various acute and chronic conditions.

I deal with hormone imbalance, adrenal issues, gut evaluations, digestive issues, microbial imbalances, and other conditions. Working from a functional medicine viewpoint, I can provide unique evidence-based treatments that are focused on your overall wellbeing.

At Desley Lock Naturopathy, your first naturopathic consultation consists of a full health evaluation that covers all systems of the body. This initial consultation can take up to two hours and any follow up appointments will be one hour.
Orange's — Naturopath in Toowoomba, QLD
Women's Hormone

Women’s Hormone Therapy

Hormonal changes, such as menopause, often involves many unpleasant symptoms—hot flashes, sweats, loss of libido, fluid retention, mood swings, depression, and anxiety, among others. Such fluctuations may also lead to a complex interplay between thyroid and adrenal function leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin and poor memory.

Using DUTCH testing (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), Desley can evaluate your hormone function.Your treatment can then be designed to help get things back to a better balance. A supportive treatment can then be established to provide not only symptomatic relief but ensure adequate hormone support and detoxification. This may include optimizing liver function and gut responses, maintaining effective sleep patterns, improving sleep cycles and minimizing stress.)
Adolescent womens health is also catered for in such areas as acne, PMS and menstrual pain and dysfunction.

Gut Therapy

Gut health—good gut health that is—holds the key to your overall health. The saying “I know it in my gut” is only one clue to how your gut affects you, directly and indirectly. Gut bacteria play a significant role in most systems in your body.

When the microbial makeup of your gut is out of balance, it will negatively impact your general health and wellness. Taking care of your gut can help you live a healthier life. Desley provides comprehensive gut evaluations. This service includes functional ... Read more
Back Pain

Pain Management

Chronic pain is debilitating. It can prevent you living your life fully. Desley takes a non-invasive approach to chronic pain management. She practises different pain management techniques, including:
  • Myorthotics— is a ligament and tendon technique that can assist in the relief of joint and muscle pain. By relaxing the soft tissue areas uneven strain is alleviated and the spine is able to return to correct alignment.
  • Massage therapy—Desley practices massage techniques and bodywork to stimulate energy, release tension, and encourage better blood flow.
  • Scenar therapy—using an AcuScen machine, Desley treats some types of pain through Scenar therapy techniques. This handheld device is a non-invasive treatment option that stimulates the nervous system and muscles. It helps to reduce inflammation while also enhancing neurotransmitter responses, neuronal signalling, and immune function. This therapy is useful for conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, depression, anxiety, migraines, and neuropathy.
  • Vagal Nerve stimulation—used for direct stimulation of the vagal nerve via the auricle or visible outer part of the ear. This technique is beneficial for any inflammatory condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, gut issues such as SIBO, colitis and constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Can also be utilised for brain-related conditions such as migraine, stroke, anxiety and depression.
Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

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 nutritional deficiencies.

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.