The Naturopathic approach
Naturopathic treatment and therapy is individually tailored depending on the needs and goals of the client. Protocols can include herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle counselling, health education and/or massage. Responsibility for improved health is shared equally by the practitioner and their client, using a holistic approach, addressing all aspects of health.
A naturopathic approach suits the person who wants to optimise their health, thereby preventing the onset of disease and facilitating maximum energy and vitality.
It is also favoured by those who prefer a cure without the use of medications, using the body’s innate healing power. However a skilled practitioner can also work effectively in combination with the medications of orthodox medicine.
During an initial consultation you be asked about your health history together with your diet. Diagnostic tools like iridology, tongue diagnosis and pulse may be undertaken and in some cases pathology tests like blood, stool or hormonal testing. Nutritional supplements and/or personalised herbal medicine may be given.
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself. Using the healing power of nature and gentle therapeutic techniques, the body, mind and emotions are supported during the healing process.
Naturopathic principles are based on treating each person as an individual and treating the whole person, not just the symptoms as every person is uniquely different. It encompasses a variety of treatment methods including: Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Lifestyle advice, massage, detoxification, homeopathy etc.
Naturopathy can alleviate a wide range of conditions and is suitable for all ages. Some of the more common conditions treated include fatigue/stress, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, weight loss, headaches etc. However, you do not need to be unwell to benefit from naturopathy.
Naturopathic treatments boost the body’s natural healing potential, restoring harmony and preventing disease.