What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy SydneyNaturopathy is an umbrella term that defines a holistic, natural and sustainable approach to health and well-being.

A naturopathic practice is an integrated centre; an environment where you’ll be 100% supported to improve existing medical problems, prevent ill-health, improve physical, mental and emotional well-being and learn how to maintain good health and vitality.

Naturopathic medicine aims at restoring health and vitality by using:

  • Iridology
  • Food as Medicine
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Supplements
  • Flower Essences
  • Homeopathy
  • Reflexology
  • Functional pathology testing
  • Life-style person-centered counselling
Naturopaths tailor your treatment according to individual needs and by taking into account your being as a whole to help address illness and achieve health goals sensibly and efficiently.

 

A naturopath is ethically bound to the foundation principles of naturopathic medicine:

  1. Healing power of nature – we are meant to heal naturally – nature works with us, not against us to enable us to overcome health challenges efficiently.
  2. Identify and treat the causes – sometimes a symptom is a stepping stone that points to an underlying condition. Naturopathic medicine aims at treating the conditions at its core.
  3. Using a minimalist approach and treating each patient individually.
  4. Following a therapeutic order by addressing first things first to avoid unnecessary over-prescribing.
  5. Naturopath as teacher – your practitioner becomes your health coach, a health mentor and a support person and to inspire you to be your best version of yourself.
  6. Treat the whole person – health conditions have many layers, natural medicines address the person in its totality: physically, mentally and emotionally.
  7. Prevention and promotion of good health – many health conditions can be easily prevented and a sensible, sustainable and achievable approach to life will exponentially enhance your well-being and minimise health risk factors.