NATUROPATHY: Is a holistic approach to health care which encompasses the science, art, and philosophy of diagnosing and the treatment and prevention of illness, and the support of wellbeing. Naturopathy is a form of complementary medicine that works by focusing on brining the mind, body and spirit into harmonious homeostasis, the natural state the human body is constantly wanting to achieve. The body has an innate wisdom and ability to heal itself, when given the chance. Naturopaths blend traditional and evidence-based knowledge to find the best treatment plan to bring the body back into balance and achieve overall health and wellbeing. There are 6 underpinning principles to naturopathic practice that most naturopaths base their clinical approach on. These naturopathic principles include Healing power of nature that trusts in the body’s innate ability to heal itself
Look beyond the presenting symptoms to first identify then treat the underlying cause
First do no harm, use the most gentle and natural healing therapies first
Doctor as teacher, to help educate clients to take control of their own health
Treat the whole person, sees the body as a whole and takes into consideration all aspects of the person
Prevention is better than cure, emphasis on maintaining health and wellbeing
Naturopathy considers everyone as a unique, and through a thorough one on one consult and health history work with the client to develop a traditional and evidence-based treatment plan to address and resolve the underlying issues of disease in the body. Each person is different, so it is important to treat the individual client and consider their unique health history and health journey to identify and find the root cause, rather that applying a one size fits all approach. Naturopaths often work alongside doctors and other health and medical professionals, to provide the best patient centred care.