What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a medical system based on the healing power of nature. It is an ancient system based on the philosophy that the body has the ablility to heal itself if given the right conditions. Naturopathic medicine includes many natural practices to restore us to optimum health. These include lifestyle choices, exercise, diet, homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine.
By carefully listening to you and your symptoms the naturopath can often pinpoint the specific treatment principles to allow your body to self heal without the use of drugs. The naturopathic practitioner focuses on the ability of the body to self heal and the ability of the person to make all important lifestyle changes in order to bring about the healing.
Naturopathic medicine treats the whole person, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It seeks to treat the source of the illness rather than just the outward symptoms. A naturopathic practitioner will act as an educator to empower patients to provide the best healing conditions for their body.