Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself once the drivers of disease have been removed and balance is restored.
Naturopaths recognise that what drives a condition in one person may be completely different to another, and therefore successful treatment necessitates identifying and targeting each individual’s causes separately. This requires a thorough consultation process and in-depth case history and systems analysis, which is crucial to uncover the causative, predisposing and sustaining factors of an illness. This also underlies the Naturopathic principle of understanding the connectedness of the body’s systems and treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of an affected area.
Naturopathy encompasses a variety of treatment methods including:
- Herbal medicine and nutritional supplements to help prevent and treat various illnesses and provide symptom relief whilst restoring health
- Dietary advice for restoration of balance, detoxification and prevention of disease
- Lifestyle advice to promote well-being and to reduce stress.
Naturopathy can alleviate a wide range of conditions and is suitable for all ages. Some of the more common conditions treated include digestive concerns, immune dysfunction, mood and mental health conditions (including insomnia and stress), hormonal imbalances and fatigue. However, you do not need to be unwell to benefit from Naturopathy; indeed, Naturopathy is at its heart preventative medicine.