A range of alternative therapies are available at The Sanctuary with the following core therapies always included:
Naturopathy is a treatment philosophy that emphasises harmony with nature in the restoration and support for the inherent natural healing systems of the body.
At The Sanctuary Byron Bay we aim to:
- achieve optimum health for each client and strengthen constitutional weaknesses using herbal medicine and nutrition;
- strengthen and cleanse parts of the body that may be damaged/compromised from long-term consumption of toxins;
- increase clients' energy levels; and
- help clients reach a more functional level of well being, supporting them through the process.
An initial naturopathic consultation involves a detailed interview identifying particular areas in which the client needs support and strengthening. Through specific herbs, nutrients and foods, the client’s optimum health and well being can be regained.
Acupuncture is a medical technique whereupon filiform needles are inserted into specific points on the body to promote healing and relieve symptoms of ill health.
Acupuncture is thought to have originated in China but recent evidence suggests that a medical system similar to acupuncture may have been practiced in Central Europe over 5,000 years ago. Acupuncture is based upon empirical observation and accepted by most medical associations and protocols of evidence-based medicine, as a safe and useful treatment for a range of conditions.
At The Sanctuary Byron Bay, acupuncture treatment is provided as a core therapy and has been successful in treating withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and headaches as well as a host of other conditions. Many clients report increased vitality after treatment and those clients who are with us to address their drug and alcohol use additionally report reduced cravings for substances.
Acupuncture is relatively painless and although there may be slight sensations experienced during a session, treatments are usually described as relaxing and peaceful.
Our acupuncture practitioners are fully qualified and adhere to the guidelines set out in the Public Health (Skin Penetration) Regulation 2000 of the New South Wales Public Health Act.
“…. I went to the Sanctuary for my anxiety and depression and soon realised that I needed to quit drinking. What a thought! “Quit drinking?” But I’d drunk daily for over 30 years and never imagined that I had a drinking problem, or that alcohol was in any way related to my depression and anxiety. I have quit drinking now for 3 months and I’ve been practicing all that I was taught at The Sanctuary, including maintaining a regular exercise program - and I can’t believe how great I feel! Thank you.…..” MD 51 years old