How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help Depression

Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for


What is


Depression is a complex mental health condition characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, numbness and disinterest in daily activities. Naturopathic medicine takes a comprehensive approach to depression, considering the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and environmental factors in its development and management. However, naturopathic medicine is not suited for those with severe psychiatric disorders or severe depression. If you are experience suicidal ideation it is advised that you seek out the support of your general practitioner.


  • Persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, numbness or worthlessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite or weight, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating

Treatment options

Holistic assessment to identify underlying imbalances and contributing factors such as nutrient deficiencies, neurotransmitter imbalance, hormonal imbalance, inflammation, gut issues and stress. 

We look into lifestyle modifications, sleep habits, movement, sun exposure and possibly refer on to help support the mental and emotional side of your health.

We look at your diet for any red flags that could contribute to neuroinflammation and neurotransmitter dysfunction and work on how to improve your diet to improve your mental health. We can use optimised supplementation to improve nutritional status of essential nutrients. As well as herbal medicine which has been shown to be highly effective in the support of depression and low mood.

Success stories

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Tessa has been an absolutely amazing person to work with! From the minute I sat down with her I felt heard, supported, and understood.
Samantha Z
Samantha Z

Treated by:

Tessa Hemingway

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Tessa Hemingway
Naturopath, Nutritionist & Medical Herbalist (B.NatMed), clinic founder & director

Tessa is the founder of Wellness Clinic as well as an experienced practitioner working closely with women with hormonal and menstrual issues and conditions of the nervous system like stress, anxiety and mental health challenges.