True to Yourself Clinic

About the Clinic

If you have any health concerns, can you address the root causes? What could the root causes be? Could they include issues with Sleep, Digestion or Nutrition, or chronic Stress, Anxiety or Emotional Upset?  This is the core focus at True to Yourself Clinic.

True to Yourself Clinic offers customised treatment plans through Nutrition, Lifestyle and Herbal Remedies.  Treatment is personalised to the needs of each client.

The health care practices provided at the clinic are Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine.  Naturopathy is a system of health care which encourages and promotes the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms using a varied and personalised approach.  The spectrum of therapies applied by a Naturopathic practitioner includes Nutrition, Lifestyle advice and Herbal Medicine.

The clinic combines the principles of Western Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda in practice.  Clinical research findings and evidence-based medicine are integral to the therapeutic approach.

True to Yourself Clinic is a complementary health clinic that works in conjunction with the treatment of doctors.

About Ken Swaby

Ken Swaby is the founder of True to Yourself Clinic, which is based in Dunboyne, Co. Meath.  His passion for enhancing health and wellbeing through nutrition and lifestyle led him to train with the College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he qualified as a Naturopath and Herbalist in 2014.

To support the treatment of presenting health concerns, Ken emphasises the core importance of enhancing overall health, wellbeing and vitality.  This includes a particular focus on reducing chronic stress, anxiety and emotional upset, and improving sleep, digestion and nutrition.

He has a love for herbs and the health benefits they can provide, especially when combined with appropriate nutritional and lifestyle changes.

With a conscientious approach to practice, Ken prioritises the importance of listening and of clients recognising they are heard.

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About Naturopathy

Naturopathy is a system of health care which encourages and promotes the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms using a varied and personalised approach.  The spectrum of therapies applied by a Naturopathic practitioner include Nutrition, Lifestyle advice and Herbal Medicine.

The principles of Naturopathy include:

  • Provide the body with the right environment and conditions to self-heal
  • Each individual responds in a different way.
  • The root (underlying) causes of the health concern are identified and treated.  Root causes can include physical factors, such as digestive imbalances or nutritional deficiencies, and also emotional factors such as stress, anxiety or trauma.
  • Prevention is preferable to cure.

Herbal Remedies

Herbal medicines have active constituents and properties that can support the body’s natural processes.  For example:

  • Dandelion Root, Burdock Root and Milk Thistle can support the liver in metabolising food and eliminating waste from the body.  This may help enhance overall health, including improving skin conditions and balancing hormones.
  • Aromatic herbs like Fennel, Cardamon and Peppermint can support good digestion and absorption, and may settle digestive discomfort.
  • Echinacea, Elderberry and Thyme are examples of commonly used herbs that can support good immune function.
  • Herbs like Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Oatstraw and Skullcap can support the nervous system, particularly during times of stress,  depletion or emotional overwhelm.

The primary aim of a herbal tonic provided at the clinic is to promote the relevant natural processes in the body and provide targeted health benefits as soon as possible.  This can also provide support to help you make appropriate nutritional and lifestyle changes.

The main herbal remedies offered at the clinic are in the form of tinctures, typically with an adult dosage of up to a teaspoon (5ml) three times per day.  Herbal oils can also be provided, which can benefit skin conditions or help increase circulation to a targeted area.

At True to Yourself Clinic, the aim is for you to feel a greater abundance of health, a greater ease of being, and a greater vitality and appetite for Life.