Naturopathy is a system of healing that aims to provide holistic or whole body healthcare, drawing on the bodies’ own healing ability to cure itself. Treatment methods aim to treat the cause of a disease rather than the symptoms themselves. There is a belief that health is more than just the absence of disease and works on strengthening the body’s natural defences.
A naturopath will assess your particular condition and design a treatment plan specific for your body. Different naturopaths utilise different ways of assessing your condition, such as observing your diet and lifestyle, looking at your presenting symptoms and using iridology (looking at the eye for indicators of areas of poor health). They may advise you on how to remove the underlying causes of the stress in the body. This could involve recommending dietary changes and encouraging ways of achieving relaxation.
The naturopath may then suggest ways to nourish and cleanse the body, by suggesting dietary changes that involve avoiding certain foods, eating certain foods, taking various vitamins, minerals or food supplements, or drinking fruit and vegetable juices to ensure your body is gaining the nutrients needed to operate effectively. 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 and may suggest that the person undertakes a supervised cleansing fast or diet. The naturopath may suggest that the person eliminates such things as tea, coffee, tobacco and alcohol.
As well as nutrition, naturopaths may use herbal medicines, homeopathy and massage. Some naturopaths are trained in Bach flower remedies, iridology and counselling.
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