• Annie Hearle

Naturopathic Medicine

Embrace the healing power of Nature

Naturopathy or Naturopathic Medicine is an umbrella term for a number of therapeutic modalities including nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, massage and other natural approaches that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself. In short, a naturopath is a health practitioner who applies natural therapies.

Treat the whole person

Naturopaths take a holistic approach to health and focus not only on the body but also on the mind and the spirit of the patient. They take an eagle-eye view on all of the factors contributing to health and wellbeing, including genetics, environment, lifestyle and dietary habits, exercise routine and social and emotional factors.

Identify and treat the cause

Apart from suggesting strategies to provide immediate symptom relief, naturopaths seek to identify and address the ‘root cause’ of disease. Eliminating root causes, such as nutrient deficiencies, sedentary lifestyle, hidden infections, etc. allows the body to regain natural balance and start healing itself. Each patient receives personalised care depending on the unique combination of factors behind their health issue.

Education and prevention

Naturopathic Medicine practitioners place an emphasis on patient education and empowerment and provide self-care and disease prevention tools that the patient can easily use in their day to day life to promote optimal health.

To sum up, naturopathy is defined by the following core principles:

  1. First, Do No Harm: Use the most natural and the least toxic therapies.
  2. The Healing Power of Nature: Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.
  3. Identify and Treat the Causes: Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.
  4. Doctor as Teacher: Educate patients how to achieving and maintaining health.
  5. Treat the Whole Person: View the body as a whole in all its physical and spiritual
  6. Prevention: Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.

How does a consultation work?

Naturopathic consultations differ depending on the the modality used by the practitioner. Please, refer to the relevant sections on our website (nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, etc.) or contact a member of out team for further details.

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