Naturopathy has evolved over many thousands of years and maintains that, given a nutritionally balanced environment and adequate time, the body will endeavour to heal itself.
Prior to commencing treatment the Naturopath will not only be interested in your current symptoms, but will take a detailed health and emotional history and may also possibly use diagnostic skills such as Eye Diagnosis, or Hair Analysis to obtain a clear health picture.
They will also need to take into account lifestyle and dietary factors. All this is a must in any holistic healing approach.
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Treatment may include any combination of dietary/lifestyle advice, prescription of nutritional or herbal supplements and/or homoeopathic remedies, as well as acupuncture or body work (especially if symptoms have a musculo-skeletal component).
Unfortunately, with today’s fast-paced lifestyles, environmental conditions and thousands of chemical additives in foods, the body can be under enormous stress with many of its systems and functions being affected.
Individual organs seldom get sick by themselves, and usually represent symptomatic signs of an entire system in need of treatment.
Preventative Healthcare is the Best Care of All
The most important role of a Naturopath is preventative health care. Their aim is to strive to maintain or return their patients to a quality of life that enables them to live each day to its fullest.
What Type of Treatment Can I Expect?
Practitioners will generally consider the symptoms and causes of your illness or complaint and recommend appropriate changes, along with supplementation (this may be herbal, nutritional or homoeopathic).
The number of treatments required will vary according to the severity of the complaint and each patient’s individual requirements.
Common Conditions Aided by Naturopathy
Abdominal bloating/discomfort, flatulence, thrush, general fatigue, lack of motivation, headaches, skin disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal symptoms and infertility to name but a few.