What is Naturopathy
Naturopathy is a complementary form of health care. It encompasses thousands of years of traditional approaches to health while also including the current advances of medical scientific research.
Naturopathy is founded on the belief that the body has its own ability to restore health. However, at times the body may need some encouragement. With the use of gentle, natural medicines, the body receives this encouragement to strengthen and thereby improve health, naturally.
Naturopathy uses many forms of treatment to restore and promote the body’s natural healing properties. Such scientifically proven therapies include; Herbal Medicine, Clinical Nutritional Medicine, Dietary and Lifestyle advice. As everyone is different, the treatment prescribed by a Naturopath is individually tailored to best suit you, your needs, and your medical condition.
Naturopathy not only treats the symptoms, but also aims to address the cause, severity, duration and reoccurrence of the condition. What does this mean for you? It means you get better quicker and have better health for longer!
Did You Know?
Naturopaths work in conjunction with all other Health Care Professionals. This means that you can see a Naturopath in conjunction with your GP. This ensures the best health care is provided to you.
Who can see a Naturopath?
You don’t have to be sick to see a Naturopath. Often people seeking a little more energy, those wanting to prevent illness or people wanting some dietary advice will come to a Naturopath. Others who want more information regarding safer options for various medical conditions and concerns or a natural pregnancy and birth will also come to see a Naturopath.
Naturopathy is available to individuals of all ages and health status. Medications provided by a Naturopath are often considered less intrusive than other medicines and are therefore safe to use on the elderly, those individuals who are very sick and children.