The principles of naturopathy are embedded in the theory that the body holds the potential to support its own healing processes for complete return to optimum well-being.
The aim of naturopathic treatment is to make full use of people’s innate healing ability.
This includes your dietary choices and intake, your lifestyle i.e. your work, your social life, your home, your exercise, and your sleep. It is the combination of these and often many more factors, which influence all levels of our being; physical, mental and emotional.
Each of your body systems will also be assessed for their level of functioning, i.e. under or over functioning, congested, sluggish, exhausted, overcompensating for another body system imbalance, etc.
What is Used in Naturopathy?
Naturopaths may also use iridology, tongue and nail diagnosis to confirm their interpretation of your state of health.
Treatment may include specific dietary modifications or recommendations, lifestyle managing or counselling, herbal medicines, nutritional medicines, homeopathy or Bach flower remedies.
Each treatment regime is specific to your individual needs. Often a naturopath may suggest complementing systems of therapy for your benefit, e.g. acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, massage, yoga, relaxation or meditation.