What is Naturopathy?
A natural healing approach that uses a verity of methods, with the goal of creating the conditions that allow the body to heal and balance itself.
Naturopaths recognise that health is more than the absence of disease,
it is dependent upon a number of factors and is a reflection of harmonious interaction with our environment.
Good health means that each individual has the capacity to live life to full potential, in body, mind and spirit.
The naturopathic approach supporting mind, body and soul in the following 3 ways (1):
- The body – providing the right nutrients for optimum function – food, water, oxygen.
- The soul – supporting new ideas, love.
- The mind – meaning, faith.
- The body – cleaning waste from the cells, the blood and the lymphatic system through the stool, urine, sweat.
- The soul – detox for old ideas that not serve us anymore, resentments, destructive habits.
- The mind – negative energies.
- The body – movement at the cellular, system, and body levels. Movement of the skeleton and muscles is required to maintain health.
- The soul – awareness through life events.
- The mind – flow with the change, personal growth and development.
The disease is seen as the body’s response to challenges in the internal or external environment.
The fundamental principle of Naturopathy is the healing power of nature.
Naturopathy is a healing system which places emphasis on health and how to promote it, rather than on disease and how to suppress it. Prevention is always preferable to cure.
The term Naturopathy was invented by John H. Scheel in 1895 and it means ‘the way of nature’.
But the Naturopathy roots are much more ancient.
Back in 400 BC, Hippocrates believed that all things in nature have a rational basis and he wanted to separate religion from medicine.
He claimed that the disease is not a divine decree but rather the product of environmental conditions, diet and lifestyle.
Also, Moses ben Maimon (Rambam), a medieval Jewish philosopher who lived in the 12th century argued that-
there is a need to exercise, eat moderately,
sleep well and keep good personal hygiene as guidelines for preventive medicine.
Naturopathy is based on education, prevention and treatment
of a person’s overall health and quality of life.
Naturopathy does not replace conventional medicine but working in synergy with it.
The Naturopath start by learning from his patients all about their medical history, lifestyle and diet,
in order to understand the source of the imbalance or the health condition,
and based on this information the Naturopath makes a particular tailored treatment plan.
This includes improving lifestyle habits, nutrition recommendation, physical activity recommendations,
support with supplements and herbs when necessary, use breathing techniques and guided imagery.
The program is designed to help the return of the person to its own natural balance!
by advising him about the ways to strengthen himself.
This system helping the person to treat the root cause of his health condition.
With the use of Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy, Iridology,
Bach Flower Remedies, Meditation and Breathing methods, and other natural approaches…
The goal of Naturopathy treatment is to improve the quality of life,
the physical and mental strength and the immune system.
The principles of Naturopathic medicine teach us to trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself, while we look beyond the symptoms to the search for the underlying cause.
The treatment will always utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies, and we will educate patients in the steps to achieving and maintaining their health.
The body is an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.
The Naturopathic Medicine Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.
Naturopathy continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances, the methods are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality.
On this blog, I’m sharing many tips and information related to
Naturopathy and a healthy lifestyle.
My name is Pazit, I’m a registered Naturopath N.D. , MNNA (a member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association), Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Bach Flower remedies therapist based in London.
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