Naturopathy explained

Naturopathy is a holistic form of healing that focuses not just on the physical symptoms of illness, but on the health of the whole person. Only when you address the underlying cause of illness can you achieve true healing.

Naturopathic treatment stimulates your body's natural process of healing while supporting and strengthening you.

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Often people who participate in naturopathic treatment find that many unrelated health problems ‘magically’ disappear. In reality, their bodies are supported enough with nutrients and herbs that they can use their excess energy resources to heal themselves. Nutritional supplements, dietary recommendations, herbs, flower essences, celloids, and homoeopathy are the main modes of treatment.

Naturopathy is compatible with standard Western medicine, as well as all forms of alternative healing. Standard Western medicine is excellent for acute situations and life-saving surgery. Naturopathy deals with the chronic problems that standard Western medicine often cannot cure (and sometimes cannot even name).

A simple example of how the two systems of medicine work together would be a fracture. A doctor can set the bone and give you pain killers and perhaps antibiotics. A naturopath would provide you with remedies to encourage bone repair and clear the inflammation. In addition, supplements may be provided to re-establish healthy bowel flora, which may have been affected by the drugs. By using both types of medicine, you recover faster, and the result is better overall health than before the injury.