Naturopathy is a holistic system of healing that is based upon six fundamental principles:

1)      The healing power of nature
The belief that the body has a remarkable and inherent ability to heal itself, given the right conditions.

2)      Identify the causes
It is important to look beyond the symptoms, and search for the underlying cause of a condition.

3)      First do no harm
Use the most natural therapies to help support the body’s healing processes.

4)      Treat the whole person
A holistic view, encompassing all body systems as well as the mind and the spirit.  

5)      The practitioner as a teacher
Helping to educate patients in the ways they can improve their health.  

6)      Prevention
Maintain a focus on wellness and the prevention of disease.


Naturopathy can be helpful for people who:

  • Have hormonal conditions: Such as premenstrual syndrome; painful, heavy or irregular periods; polycystic ovarian syndrome; endometriosis; acne; migraines; infertility; or menopause.

  • Have digestive conditions: Such as food intolerance; bloating; constipation; diarrhea; flatulence; irritable bowel syndrome; or inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Have issues with immunity: Such as allergies; poor immunity; urinary tract infections; chronic infections; fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.

  • Have skin conditions: Such as eczema, dermatitis or acne.

  • Feel fatigued and tired.

  • Feel sluggish and have trouble losing weight.

  • Are anxious or depressed.

  • Just don’t quite feel well but don’t know why.

  • Want to prepare for pregnancy.

At Adelaide Spinal Health and Wellness, our Naturopath Sarah James uses a variety of modalities including naturopathic nutrition, herbal medicine and lifestyle advice to help patients to improve their health and well being. She conducts one on one consultations where she can assess your current health situation and develop a plan with you to help you reach the level of health that you desire.