The Principles of Naturopathy were first used in about 400 BC in the Hippocratic School of Medicine, the Greek philosopher Hippocrates believed in viewing the whole person with regards to finding a cause of disease. He believed also in using the laws of Nature could induce cures and it is from this original school of thought that Naturopathy takes its principles.
The healing power of nature - nature has the innate ability to heal our bodies.
Identify and treat the cause not the symptoms, whether it is physical or emotional.
Do no harm, a Naturopath will not use treatments that may cause other harmful conditions.
Treat the whole person.
Teach the patient to enable them to take responsibility for their own health by teaching them self care.
Prevention of the disease from returning or becoming a worsened condition.
A Naturopath works with the understanding that the body has a unique capacity to heal itself given the right conditions, and so what Naturopathy aims to do is just give the body the right environment to be able to do this. An initial 'Naturopathic' appointment will take an hour, and during this time I will ask questions about your condition, medical history, diet and lifestyle and any details about conventional medicine you may already be on. Having assessed the overall constitution I formulate a plan unique to you which aims to address all areas of your life, providing your body with the best chance of achieving optimum health. The treatment plan may include herbal medicines and supplements including Bach and Bush flower remedies as well as dietary/lifestyle/exercise advice.