The use of plants (herbs) to treat disease and enhance wellbeing.
Alternative medicine that stimulates the body’s own healing response.
Alternative healing which considers the whole person.
Emphasizes prevention, treatment and optimal health.
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness. Naturopathy treats each person as an individual and supports the whole person to live a healthy lifestyle. The foundations of naturopathy are based on the importance of a healthy diet, clean fresh water, sunlight, exercise and stress management.
Naturopathy aims to educate the person to look after their own health and the health of their family, minimizing symptoms of any illness, supporting the body's capacity to heal, and balancing the body so that illness is less likely to occur in the future.
Contemporary Naturopathy makes use of new scientific diagnostic techniques while also paying homage to traditional knowledge. These Naturopaths use evidence based interventions. Contemporary Naturopaths are comfortable using modern and laboratory diagnostic tests like blood tests or bioimpedance analysis along with traditional arts such as tongue diagnosis and iridology.
The principles of naturopathy include: