Naturopathy is a natural holistic form of medicine. Holistic medicine addresses itself to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of those who come for care. It views health as a positive, vibrant, joyous state of vitality, not just the absence of disease. It emphasizes the uniqueness of the individual and the importance of tailoring treatment to meet the person’s individual needs. A number of therapies are used to improve vitality and restore and maintain optimal health.
Nutrition, massage, homoeopathy, herbal Medicine, acupressure/acupuncture, kinesiology, Bach flowers and other flower essences, counselling, Reiki, and many other natural therapies may be employed in assisting the client to a better quality of life.
Naturopaths commonly offer advice in the management of such things as digestive disorders, skin problems, stress related complaints, menstrual and reproductive problems, headaches, fatigue, lowered immunity, arthritic problems and many more.
Naturopaths do not treat disease directly as diseases are symptoms of deeper problems. Instead they attend to improving the body systems functions and this allows and directs the body to heal itself. We all have an innate healing process at work at all times and the body only needs a little direction in many cases and the body will get better itself, often very quickly.