NATUROPATHY

Naturopathy emphasises prevention, treatment and the promotion of optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods & modalities which encourage the self healing processes. The philosophical approaches of naturopathy include prevention of disease, encouragement of the body’s inherent healing abilities, natural treatment of the whole person, personal responsibility for one’s health, and education of patients in health-promoting lifestyles. Naturopathy blends centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies with current advances in the understanding of health and human systems. Naturopathy therefore can be described as the general practice of natural therapies.
— WHO

 Naturopathy is a system of holistic healthcare that integrates scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It seeks to stimulate and facilitate the person's inherent healing mechanisms and attempts to establish and treat the cause of conditions, not merely the presenting problem. It acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual thereby treating the whole person, not just the local area which may seem to be affected.

Naturopathic practice thus follows a holistic approach to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions. It employes a diversity of therapies to improve the health of an individual and community. These therapies include but are not limited to herbal medicine,homeopathic medicine, clinical nutrition, mind/body therapies, energy healing therapies, traditional healing arts and body therapies as they relate to patient care and case management.


 

HOW IT WORKS

See the steps below

Step 1

 A consultation includes a health and lifestyle assessment consisting of a detailed appraisal of your past and present health history, your family history, your occupation, diet and lifestyle. A naturopathic consultation includes various diagnostic techniques such as iridology to identify factors contributing to your health symptoms. Based on this, an individual remedy is prescribed and a treatment plan is formulated for you at the end of the consultation. At times a recommendation for further blood tests or hair tissue mineral analysis may be given. Your treatment may involve dietary changes, herbal medicines, homotoxicology remedies, flower essences, nutritional supplements, mind/energy therapies or bodywork. 

Second visit:

A follow up consultation is important to monitor your progress and to adjust your treatment plan accordingly. A six week gap between appointments allows time for your remedies to take effect. However other therapies such as bodywork may be utilized during this time to facilitate healing. 
 

Further visits:

How many? This depends on each person, their symptoms, the length of time they have had their health conditions and their co-operation. Some patients only require 2 consultations, others require several which are spaced out over time. Recommendations are provided to enable you to maintain your progress over the course of visits. It is important to note that achieving the benefits from your treatment plan requires your co-operation. The responsibility for your health ultimately lies with you. 

Some of the common health conditions natural medicine can help with are; 

  • Asthma & Bronchitis
  • Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Arthritis & Muscular pain
  • Bowel & digestive problems such as IBS, constipation, diarrhea
  • Fatigue, Insomnia
  • Allergies & Immunity
  • Fertility, Preconception, endometriosis
  • PMT, PCOS & Menopause
  • Reflux
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Detoxification
  • Hayfever, Cold sores
  • Coughs, Colds & Infections
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Sinus & Ear problems
  • Stress related symptoms
  • Men, Women & Children's health