Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is an alternative form of medicine based on the healing power of nature. It is a holistic system, meaning that naturopathic practitioners strive to find the cause of disease by understanding the body, mind, and spirit of the person. Most naturopathic practitioners use a variety of therapies and techniques.
There are two
areas of focus in naturopathy:
Supporting the body's own healing abilities, and Empowering people to make lifestyle changes necessary for the best possible health.
Naturopaths consider patients to be participants in their health care.
How Naturopathy Works and How It Can Help You
As Naturopathy has a holistic approach and looks for the root of the cause of misbalance in body and its systems, it has proven to be very effective in vast majority of common chronic illnesses.
Naturopathic ideology focuses on naturally-occurring substances, non-invasive methods, and encouragement of natural healing. Naturopaths favor an intuitive and vitality conception of the body.
Prevention through stress reduction and a healthy diet and lifestyle is emphasized. Variety of techniques are used—please see the front page for information.