“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”Buddha
Naturopathic Medicine is holistic care. It connects the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the body to find the root cause of disease and its symptoms and treat them using natural and safe methods such as botanical / herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle modifications, vitamin / mineral supplements among others tools.
THE 6 PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
First Do No Harm
Naturopathic practitioners prefer non-invasive treatments which minimize the risks of harmful side-effects. They are trained to know which patients they can treat safely, and which ones they need to refer to other health care practitioners.
The Healing Power of Nature
Nature acts powerfully through healing mechanisms in the body and mind to maintain and restore health. Naturopathic doctors work to restore and support these inherent healing systems when they have broken down, by using methods, medicines, and techniques that are in harmony with natural processes.
Identify and Treat the Cause(s)
Every illness has an underlying cause, often in aspects of lifestyle, diet, or habits of the individual. A naturopathic doctor is trained to find and facilitate the removal of the underlying cause of disease.
Physician as Teacher
The Physician is a Teacher [docere] The physician’s major role is to educate, empower, and motivate patients to take responsibility for their own health. Creating a healthy cooperative relationship with the patient has a strong therapeutic value.
Treat the Whole Person
Health or disease comes from a complex interaction of physical, emotional, dietary, genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and other factors. Naturopathic practitioners treat the whole person, taking these factors into account.
The naturopathic approach to health care can prevent minor illnesses from developing into more serious or chronic degenerative diseases. Patients are taught the principles with which to live a healthy life; by following these principles they can prevent major illnesses.
IN MY PRACTICE
I use Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapthy, Reflexology and Bach Flowers when working with clients.
I specialise in Digestive Health, Cleansing Methods and Preconception Care