What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a philosophy of health.  All civilisations have used natural therapies to assist the body’s natural healing processes. Naturopathic medicine draws on these ancient understandings and integrates it with modern day scientific knowledge to overcome illness and restore good health, vitality, and sense of wellbeing. The six principals of naturopathy are:

 

First do no harm

Use the healing power of nature

Identify and treat the cause

Treat the person as a whole

Physician as teacher

Prevention is the best cure.

 

Naturopathic medicine is gentle, safe and effective for all ages and conditions.  If we cant treat the condition we can help to relieve it. The central approach is to identify the underlying causes of a person's health complaint, and apply a range of tried and true, natural healing therapies to promote the body’s self-healing mechanisms.  Such therapies include:

 

Targeted nutrition and healing foods

Natural vitamins, minerals & probiotics

Herbal & Homeobotanical remedies

Lifestyle and stress management

Relaxation massage  

 

New Zealand naturopathic medicine is governed by safe practice legislation and can work alongside conventional medicine by keeping within our scope of practice, checking for interactions between medicines and any foods, supplements, or remedies we use. Client confidentiality is guaranteed and I will refer to General Practitioners or other appropriate health practitioners when needed.  

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