Naturopathy definition

What is a Naturopath?

what is a naturopathic doctorNaturopathic Medicine, or Naturopathy, is based on the belief that the body can heal itself. Naturopath’s believe the body has the ability to repair itself and recover from illness if it is supported by a healthy environment. Naturopaths aid and support that healing process by incorporating a variety of alternative health methods based solely on the needs of the individual, not a medical “playbook.”

These therapies are based on the premise that they must use the healing power of nature and should be the least invasive and gentle to the body as possible. These methods and treatments rely exclusively on natural remedies, such as sunlight, fresh air, water, a healthy diet, herbs and nutritional supplementation. Moreover, most Naturopaths have extensive training and schooling in natural therapies, like nutrition, hydrotherapy, herbs, plants/flowers, homeopathy and massage, just to name a few.

Naturopaths have many remedies and recommendations for creating a healthy environment so the body can heal itself. The other great difference between conventional medicine and naturopathy: The focus of treatment expands far beyond the confines of a specific disease and its symptoms to include the underlying causes of the imbalance. Naturopaths look at each person uniquely, considering his or her lifestyle, diet, exercise program, mental and emotional state and personal history when making specific recommendations.

Naturopaths believe true health and healing is greatly enhanced when all aspects of a patient’s body, mind and spirit are considered. What’s more, Naturopathy can assist a person in their quest for better health, from the preventive stages to serious or chronic conditions. Therefore, people may visit a Naturopath simply to make improvements in their health, get relief from colds or allergies or to treat more serious conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.

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