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Naturopathic medicine blends centuries old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health care. It is a distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognises the integrity of the whole person. Naturopathic Medicine emphasises the treatment of disease through the stimulation, enhancement, and support of the inherent healing capacity of the person.

In naturopathy, methods of treatments are chosen to work with the patient's vital force, respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process. As well as nutrition, naturopaths may use herbal medicines, homeopathy and massage. Some naturopaths are trained in counseling skills. Bach flower remedies and iridology. Homeopathy is a form of treatment that falls under the umbrella of Naturopathy, however it is a unique system of medicine in its own right, and utilises principles and medicines that may not be found in other forms of naturopathy.

Although naturopathy is often described as an alternative medicine, it is not really an alternative to modern medicine, but is an complementary therapy. Naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.

The History of Naturopathy

Naturopathy as we know it today was pioneered in the early 19th Century by practitioners such as the Austrian Vincent Priessnitz who founded the principles of hydrotherapy.

Towards the end of the century German priest, Father Sebastian Kneipp, treated and cured an American named Benedict Lust for a severe case of tuberculosis with a combination of his herbal treatments and water cures.

Lust returned to the United States and founded the American School of Naturopathy which became the basis for all naturopathic training and practice, as we know it today.

Wellbeing with Naturopathy

Good health and wellness is what naturopathic treatment is all about. The main emphasis of naturopathic practice is the belief that the body has an inbuilt ability to strive for health. The role of a naturopath is to work with a person to promote the natural healing of the body. Naturopathy is rooted in the belief that health is more than just the absence of disease and works on strengthening the body’s natural defences.

Naturopaths see the symptoms of a disease as the body’s defence mechanism attempting to move the person back to a state of health. A naturopath will work with this process rather than suppress the symptoms, such as fever, diarrhoea, or loss of appetite.

A naturopath will design a treatment path that meets your body’s needs. They may at first advise you on how to remove the underlying causes of the stress that is causing problems in the body. This could involve recommending dietary changes, and encouraging ways of achieving a deeper level of relaxation.

The naturopath may then suggest ways to nourish and cleanse the body, by suggesting dietary changes that might involve avoiding certain foods, eating certain foods, taking various vitamin, mineral or food supplements, or drinking fruit and vegetable juices. Often, the naturopath will recommend a diet high in fresh, raw fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds and nuts.

The naturopath will also be concerned with ridding the body of accumulated toxins. The naturopath may suggest that the person eliminates tea, coffee, tobacco and alcohol. The naturopath may also suggest that the person undertakes a cleansing fast or diet. Make sure you do not stop taking any medications without consulting your doctor first.

What can Naturopathy Treat?

Common ailments that naturopaths seek to treat or relieve the underlying causes of include:

  • allergies, including food allergies
  • arthritic conditions
  • asthma
  • back pain and problems
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • constipation
  • depression
  • digestive complaints such as irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • menstrual and menopausal problems
  • migraine
  • skin conditions, such as eczema

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