Michael Blanch is an expert and experienced Naturopath and Homeopath based in Perth. He established Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic in 1991. With more than thirty years experience, he is one of the key founders of Homeopathy and Naturopathy in Perth. He is the recent past President of the Australian Homeopathic Association (WA). He has had this role for more than 15 years. Through lecturing in natural therapy colleges since 1986, he has taught many of the younger generation of practitioners.
The Profile page provides more information about Michael Blanch and his philosophy of treatment. He specialises in the integration of naturopathic principles with both classical and modern homeopathy. He uses all of the resources of scientific evidence-based medicine and combines this with traditional knowledge and his long experience.
Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic is a general practice. This means that all health problems are assisted. But treatment is for the person as a whole and individual to each patient, and the name of the problem is secondary. There are some areas of expertise, however. Through long experience and successful results, we have developed specialist approaches in certain areas.
If you explore the Conditions Treated page these areas of expertise will be clear. This page has links to many other pages on specific conditions. So if you are looking for an experienced Perth naturopath you will see why this clinic should be towards the top of your list. You won’t find a more experienced natural health practitioner, who has been treating patients now for thirty-three years.
The philosophy of the clinic is that we cannot treat any problem as if it is separate from the person as a whole. We treat individual people, not just their diagnosis; and as a result, we improve their complaints. We aim to maintain that improvement over a period of time, by encouraging and empowering the patient to take responsibility for their own health.
In every case, the focus is always on the individual, regardless of the diagnosis or the name of the disease. This is the most basic difference between our approach and that of orthodox medicine.
“Holistic” therapies treat the person as a whole. Homeopathy is the most holistic of all modalities. It is also the most natural treatment the most free of side effects. The aim is to balance the individual on all levels three levels: mental, emotional and physical.
Homeopathy is applicable and safe for all age groups. Family treatment is our forte. If you wish to understand more about homeopathy, please visit the page Homeopathy Explained.
Michael Blanch is a naturopath and homeopath with more than thirty years’ experience. He “knows what works”. He applies naturopathic principles of health, lifestyle, diet and stress management alongside homeopathic medicine. This treats the individual as a whole. The focus stimulates the innate healing mechanisms of the body.
More than 90% of people report positive changes from the first to the second visit. This occurs in a matter of weeks. Our experience shows that in most cases that improvement in health can be maintained by educating the patient to take responsibility for their own health through lifestyle and diet.
If you wish to explore the approach further, read down. Please visit the page Patient Information. If you are ready to make a booking or if you have already been to this clinic, this will help you understand the process.
Our bodies need space to heal. In conjunction with naturopathic principles, homeopathy assists these natural processes. The integrated approach offers a genuine alternative to drug treatments.
The focus is either alternative or complementary, depending on the circumstance and the individual case. Where patients need to continue with orthodox drugs, the treatment offered through this clinic will not interfere and we can often help reduce medication. In the process, we improve the wellbeing of the patient.
To reduce medication, in most cases the patient will be referred back to their GP for that reduction and for monitoring. Also, please note that we do not treat life threatening situations. We insist that the patient agrees to also follow the advice of their GP and specialist, and signs a disclaimer to that effect.
This clinic forms part of a responsible network of health solutions for today’s educated consumer. We receive referrals from a range of therapists. These include medical doctors, chiropractors, osteopaths, yoga and meditation teachers, psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists throughout Perth. In turn we refer to these practitioners where necessary.
As a naturopath we understand the importance of medical investigations to diagnose serious conditions, as a safety net for our clients, and in surgical emergencies. We are pragmatists and will never let our philosophy compromise our judgement, where the safety or health of our patients is concerned!
Our approach can be effective and non invasive treatments for both acute and chronic conditions. It provides prompt relief for self-limiting conditions such as coughs, colds, ear infections, glue ear, tonsillitis, sinusitis and cystitis. This relief is often quicker than with drugs and without side effects.
We also assist chronic or long-lasting conditions. These include allergies, hay fever, asthma, fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), eczema and dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, migraines and headaches, back pain, sciatica, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), menstrual problems, including period pains, PMS, fertility and infertility issues, including natural fertility management, fibroids and PCOS, menopausal hot flushes, prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, sleep problems, insomnia, anxiety, phobias, obsessions and compulsions (OCD). Most of these improve in a short period of time. Click here for a fuller list of conditions treated.
Treatment consists of low dose medicines that are palatable and safe. We cater for all age groups, including babies, pregnant women, children and the elderly. In fact children are the largest single age group seen – and they all love taking homeopathic medicine! It is a family practice and often we treat whole family groups, where substantial discounts are offered.