Naturopathy is a science and an art. It is a complete system of health care, working with the tools that nature has provided to enable people to obtain optimal health. Naturopathy works holistically. Every body system is interconnected, so the principal of Naturopathy is to treat the body as a whole, rather than breaking down systems and just treating that particular system.
No matter what disease or health condition you suffer from, there are always various contributing factors stemming from different parts of your body that have led to that condition.
For example, if someone has asthma, conventional medicine will treat the lungs, giving symptomatic relief, whereas Naturopathy will find the cause of the asthma no matter where in the body it stems from and treat that cause while at the same time giving symptomatic relief. Thyroid and other hormonal issues are another prime example of how various contributing factors stemming from various body systems can cause problems. Thyroid and hormonal problems can stem from the endocrine system, the nervous system, the digestive system, the immune system. Whereas conventional medicine will just give hormones, which does nothing to resolve the problem, Naturopathy will find the cause of the imbalances and treat accordingly to resolve the issue.
Working holistically in this manner is the only way to achieve optimal health, because by just treating that particular body system, only the symptoms are being treated, not the cause.
Naturopathic principals are also based on treating people as an individual. One disease or health condition can have many different origins and this can vary from person to person. It is essential to investigate the initial cause or causes that have affected your body and treat accordingly in a manner that suits you as an individual.
Naturopathy encompasses many different modalities including
- Herbal Medicine
- Nutritional Medicine
- Mineral Therapy
- Flower Essences
- Lifestyle Coaching and more.
These different modalities complement each other, giving a holistic and balanced approach to health conditions.
It is only when the underlying causes of poor health are treated that balance and vitality can be restored. I utilise a range of nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs, flower essences, mineral supplements, life coaching and various diagnostic tools to help you attain optimum health.