How Naturopathy can help your Child

Children aren’t just mini adults – they have unique needs relevant to their age, stage of development, and current health status.


Naturopathy is an excellent health care option for kids because it is gentle, non-invasive, and is always looking to address the root cause of your child’s discomfort or symptoms. It works to support their naturally high levels of vitality, build on their strengths, and provide them with the necessary building blocks to grow into happy, healthy teens and adults.


At The Children’s Naturopath, Fiona Stock an expert in children’s health, understands these needs and finds working with kids and teens to be an absolute joy. She finds that children typically respond to naturopathic treatment very well – bouncing back to good health in no time, and she treasures the opportunity she has to teach kids about their bodies and engage them in their health journey, setting them up with strong foundations and knowledge for life.

What childhood conditions can Naturopathy treat?

Naturopathy is well-suited to supporting your child through many common childhood health concerns, as well as with more complex conditions that may develop at different stages of life.

Conditions where a child would seek treatment from a Naturopath include:

Digestive complaints – constipation, loose stools, pain or bloating, infections

Compromised immunity – recurring infections/colds or ear infections

Food allergies or intolerances

Behavioural challenges

Focus and concentration issues

Energy – chronic fatigue, low energy

Skin issues – rashes, allergic reactions, eczema, acne

Sleep – trouble falling or staying asleep at night

Mood – anxiety or mood swings

Picky eaters

Allergies or allergic conditions like asthma or hayfever

Growth and development delays

Hormonal imbalances – thyroid conditions or menstrual cycle support

Prevention is better than cure

The foundation of naturopathy is based on the philosophy of the ‘healing power of nature.’ For this reason, naturopaths are likely to prescribe dietary and lifestyle changes in conjunction with natural medicines to provide long-term support for their patients.

If your child is currently experiencing good health, they can still benefit from seeing a naturopath.  The main aim of naturopathy is to restore vital forces and the body’s natural healing responses to prevent illness from occurring in the first place.