What Is Naturopathy?

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You’ve heard of natural health clinics and perhaps you have met a natural health practitioner aka a naturopath, but what is naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a traditional healthcare system that encompasses the concept of self-healing.

Naturopaths believe that our body has the innate ability to heal itself. The power of healing is within you.

The natural state of the body is to be full of health and vitality, and your body continuously strives for balance and harmony of all its systems.

What Does a Naturopath Practitioner Do?

A practicing naturopath seeks to identify and remove the barriers which are impeding your ability to heal. They work with you, to help achieve your goals for improved health and wellness.

Naturopaths use natural and gentle therapies which are evidence based, as well as traditional naturopathic treatments. This includes adding dietary and lifestyle changes, safe and effective herbal medicine and flower essences to your health protocol.

Other therapies naturopaths may use are cleanses, detoxes, clay therapy, hydrotherapy and/or enemas to name a few.

Naturopaths also use a range of physical assessments to determine your health status such as blood pressure checks, iridology, tongue and nail analysis and more.

Together, these changes all work to support your mind, body and spirit. Holistic health of all areas in your life is the naturopath’s perspective for your wellbeing.

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Naturopath Practitioner Safety

As a registered naturopath, I work within my scope of practice. I do not diagnose diseases or prescribe pharmaceutical drugs.

However, I do check for herbal treatments and supplement interactions for any prescription medications you are taking. This ensures your safety when following a naturopathic treatment plan.

Sometimes I may see something that needs further investigation by a doctor. I may refer you to see your general practitioner doctor (GP) for relevant testing or check ups.

I work alongside you and your current medical team as a complementary medicine practitioner and take into consideration your current healthcare plan.

We all work together to help you feel your best and achieve optimal health and wellness.

Naturopath Philosophy

There are six principles of naturopathy:

1. Vis Medicatrix Naturae: The Healing Power of Nature – All life (including you!) has divine intelligence which seeks balance and harmony. This innate intelligence has the ability to regenerate and self-heal.

2. Primum Non Nocere: First Do No Harm – Natural therapies utilise safe and appropriate treatment options. This is achieved with consideration to your unique constitution, vitality and disposition.

3. Tolle Totum: Treat the Whole Person – A practicing naturopath does not ‘treat the disease’ but you, the person as a whole. Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects all comprise the holistic picture of your wellbeing.

4. Tolle Causam: Treat the Cause – Seeking the underlying cause of your presenting health concern for the most effective and safe treatment.

5. Docere: Naturopath as Teacher – Providing valuable knowledge to empower you to make positive choices. Use this knowledge to take back control over your life and health journey.

6. Preventare: Prevention – Build life enhancing habits that promote your health wellness with a focus on disease prevention.

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Benefits of Naturopathic Care

There are many benefits to receiving naturopathic treatment. It is safe, gentle healthcare based on natural and holistic principles. Naturopathy is where you as the client are the focus, not your ‘dis-ease’.

Naturopaths use safe, effective and gentle treatment options. These are suitable for the whole family, from children to the elderly.

You may wish to explore natural, gentle treatments. Or maybe you just feel pulled towards trying a holistic approach that feels right for you.

As a naturopath, I use a range of options to assist you from flower essences, herbal medicines, dietary and lifestyle recommendations and more. I look holistically and take into consideration the whole picture of you and your situation.

My role is to gently guide you towards making informed decisions towards better health choices. I give you the tools to thrive in your daily life, so you can radiate with inner and outer beauty.

Work With Me

If what I have written today has spoken true to you, then answer your inner knowing and get in touch today.

I offer a free 15 minute discovery call where we can start to make a plan for your journey to wellness. A link to my contact page is here.

Women who are seeking support to attain inner balance and harmony with vibrant physical health are invited to join my Facebook group: Flourishing Feminine.

Lots of love,

Natasha xx

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