Naturopathy

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Naturopathy is a system of health care which promotes the body’s own self-healing mechanism. It uses natural therapies such as Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, Physical Manipulations, Colonic Irrigation, Fasting, Exercise  and others, following Naturopathic principles. These principles are kept in mind when a Naturopath takes a case, develops treatment plans and offers maintenance for long term good health.

The principles of Naturopathy were first used by the Hippocratic School of Medicine in about 400 BC. The Greek philosopher Hippocrates believed in viewing the whole person in regards to finding a cause of disease, and using the laws of nature to induce cure. It was from this original school of thought that Naturopathy takes its principles.

  • The healing power of nature- nature has the innate ability to heal

  • Identify and treat the cause – there is always an underlying cause, be it physical or emotional

  • Do no harm- a Naturopath will never use treatments that may create other conditions

  • Treat the whole person- when preparing a treatment plan, all aspects of a person’s being are taken into consideration

  • The Naturopath as a teacher – a Naturopath empowers the patient to take responsibility for his/her own health by teaching self-care

  • Prevention is better than cure – a Naturopath may remove toxic substances and situations from a patient’s lifestyle to prevent the onset of further disease