Naturopathy, also known as Naturopathic Medicine, is a modality that focuses on the use of natural remedies to help the human body heal itself. It employs several therapies such as herbal medicine, dietary advice, supplementation and lifestyle advice.
It aims to address the root cause of imbalance resulting in a compromised state of health.
What is the main objective of naturopathy?
The fundamental goal of naturopathy is to treat the person as a whole – which means the mind, body, and spirit. This focus on healing the root cause as well as the symptoms is where naturopathic medicine excels and differs from conventional medicine.
The foundation of naturopathy is based on the philosophy of the “healing power of nature.” It means that the human body has its own healing energy and with the assistance from naturopathy, the body is able to return to optimal state of health.
What does a naturopath do?
Naturopaths use several approaches in treating their patients. Examples include:
- Herbal Medicine
- Dietary planning, advice, intervention
- Lifestyle advice such as stress reduction / exercise
- Homeopathy / Bush flower essences
A naturopaths aim is to educate, empower and inspire their patients to assume personal responsibility over their health and walk beside them offering this modality as support on their patients unique journey.
Health benefits of naturopathy
Naturopathy is used for treating several health issues which include:
- Natural Fertility – Preconception care; optimising genetic potential
- IVF support
- Headaches / Migraines
- Women’s health; Fibrocystic breasts, Menstrual cycle challenges, Menopause
- Digestive imbalance; IBS, Bloating, Weight gain
- Hormonal imbalances
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue syndrome