Inflammation is our body’s normal physiological response. It is designed to be a short-term mechanism to protect the affected tissue and aid repair. However, inflammation can be a contributing factor to many health problems and is a key component in conditions including joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain and muscular aches such as fibromyalgia.
If inflammation is not managed it can become a driver of chronic disease.
When providing naturopathy for inflammation Alison takes a holistic approach that considers your diet, lifestyle and exercise. This approach allows her to prescribe nutritional advice, supplements and herbal medicine that improves your overall health and wellbeing. A strong focus is placed on the power of food to reduce inflammation and realistic nutritional advice is given. Many herbal remedies and nutritional supplements supported by evidence based practise are also prescribed to assist the healing process, reducing pain and inflammation.
Alison works closely with sports physicians, complementing their treatment in order to holistically support each patient’s individual needs.