As part of Health World's exceptional new facilities at Northgate, we are very excited to introduce Health World's first, purpose built research clinic.
The research clinic provides an opportunity for the latest research findings to be applied directly to clinical practice. This enables Health World to create cutting edge, clinically proven treatment protocols for complex conditions.
The clinic also provides Health World with valuable clinical tips to pass on to our Practitioners, including the best ways to manage patient compliance and the best treatment strategies to apply for optimal clinical outcomes.
The research clinic is equipped with the leading point of care testing devices and equipment including:
Clinical programs run include:
Health World's clinic continues to address important clinical issues, using the latest in natural therapies to further develop complementary medicine practices.
The first clinic program ran from October to December 2005, working with 15 patients with Metabolic Syndrome to maintain healthy cholesterol, weight, body composition, blood pressure and blood sugar.
The participants were first comprehensively assessed, determining fasting cholesterol fractions, fasting triglycerides, liver enzymes, blood pressure, body composition, cellular health and two hour oral glucose tolerance.
After their initial consultations participants were given a 10 week program including nutritional and herbal supplementation, dietary guidelines and lifestyle advice. Each patient had regular appointments to monitor progress with their allocated Practitioner, a naturopath within the Health World technical department.
At the end of the treatment period, patients were assessed again with the same testing procedures to record any changes.
Across the group of participants, many benefits of the therapy were observed. Most participants had significant beneficial changes in cholesterol and triglycerides. Weight loss was a common result and waist circumference was reduced, indicating a reduction in abdominal obesity. Improvements in glucose tolerance and insulin concentrations were also noted. Hypertensive patients responded well to the program, with significant therapeutic reductions in blood pressure.
A participant survey revealed excellent patient satisfaction with the program, finding it effective, educational and motivating.
"A wonderful program (which I will try to keep up!)"
-Clinic participant, 67 years of age.
Due to the success of our clinic, Health World's clinic has continued and will continue throughout 2013. These programs will continue to address important clinical issues, using the latest natural therapies, to further the development of complementary medicine practices.