The naturopath deals with health problems, metabolic disorders and imbalances, through treatment of the whole person. In general, a wide range of diagnostic techniques are employed to assess causative factors, and treatment may involve dietary changes, herbal medicines, homoeopathy, bodywork and/or nutritional supplementation.
It is a gentle, drugless system of health care using a wide variety of therapies whose purpose is to treat the whole person to stimulate and support the person’s own innate healing capacity.
Naturopaths believe that Nature can provide the cure if you allow it. There is always a cause for ‘dis’-ease and it is the Naturopaths job to find out what that is and bring the patient back into balance naturally.
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Evidence based medicine and clinic trials have now proved the efficacy and safety of much herbal and nutritional medicine. One only has to look at the huge amount of evidence supporting such herbal medicines as Gingko biloba, nutrients like Omega 3 fish and krill oil and Vitamin D for good health.
More trials are being held all around the world everyday as people become disillusioned with orthodox medicine. Many pharmaceutical drugs are originally source from nature and then created in a lab. Once you remove it from its natural packaging you also remove all the synergistic elements. This is why naturopaths believe in giving it in its whole form.