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What is Naturopathy...?

The Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine

Hippocrates is considered the father of Naturopathic Medicine. The Hippocratic School treated disease with diet, fasting, herbs; hydrotherapy, exercise and spinal manipulation, prescribed from a basis of principles of healing that are now used as the foundation of naturopathy.

The central theme of Naturopathic philosophy is:

'THE BODY HAS THE ABILITY TO HEAL ITSELF, IF GIVEN THE CHANCE'

vis medicatrix naturae (only nature heals)

The natural therapeutic approach maintains that the constant effort of the body's life force is always in the direction of self-cleansing, self-repairing and positive health. The philosophy maintains that even acute disease is a manifestation of the body's efforts in the direction of self cure. Disease, or downgraded health, may be eliminated only by removing from the system the real cause and by raising the body's general vitality so that its natural and inherent ability to sustain health is allowed to dominate. Natural therapeutic philosophy also maintains that chronic diseases are frequently the result of mistaken efforts to cure or attempted suppression of the physiological efforts of the body to cleanse it.
(RT - Osteopath & Naturopath)

As a Naturopath, I am trained to work from the premise that your body needs certain basics to function properly, these are as follows:

  • The correct nutrients
  • Adequate rest and relaxation
  • Appropriate exercise
  • Fresh clean air
  • Clean water
  • Sunlight

From a naturopathic perspective, disease as an entity does not exist;

It is the person that is at dis-ease, each with his or her own unique set of causative factors, signs and symptoms.

The Naturopath understands the uniqueness of the individual:

People are genetically, biochemically, structurally and emotionally different from one another.

Each person responds in a unique way to influences, whether they are mental/emotional, structural, nutritional, social or cultural.

The Triad of Health

This is the connection and interaction between the structural, biochemical and mental emotional components of each individual. Dysfunction in one area invariably leads to disruption elsewhere.

My role then, as a Naturopath, is to take a multi-disciplinary approach to your healthcare and to evaluate the many possible causes, signs and symptoms that you are experiencing and then educate and empower you, to direct and release your bodies own inner healing power, we do this by establishing health on a cellular level by improving circulation, innervations, nutrition, detoxification and elimination, thereby promoting optimal expression of physiological, physical, mental and emotional health.

IT IS THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF NATUROPATHIC PHILOSOPHY AND THE SPECIFIC USE OF THERAPEUTIC TOOLS WHICH MAKES NATUROPATHY SO SPECIAL.

What Can Naturopathy Do For You?

Modern lifestyles can often leave us feeling stressed, tired and vulnerable to infections and feeling generally unwell.

We want to help energise your body and mind - so let me give you a boost, to harness the power of your body's natural healing mechanism and put a spring in your step and give you the glow of good health!

I can assist you in the following:

  • Find the root causes of your problems
  • Stimulate you own natural healing ability
  • Increase your energy levels and vitality
  • Teach you about your own body
  • Creating a nutritional programme that will suit you unique requirements
  • Advise and help you create a healthy lifestyle
  • Put you back in charge of your own health