Clinical Nutrition is the foundation of naturopathic medicine. The ever-increasing body of knowledge supports the use of whole foods and nutritional supplements in the maintenance of health and treatment of disease.
Phytomedicine,the use of plants as medicine has been with us since antiquity, the foundations of the pharmaceutical industry was based on plants and the active constituents. Naturopathic physicians are professionally trained herbalists and know both the historic use of plants as well as modern pharmacological mechanisms.
Homoeopathy/Low Potency Medicines activates the body’s own self regulatory mechanism allowing healing to take place. These varied and numerous medicines are designed to support the patient at various levels be it the emotional and spiritual wellbeing through to the physical and functional level of the body.
A Naturopath is trained in “nature care” including the practice of Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Homeopathy and Remedial therapy.
Naturopathy places an emphasis on a preventative approach to healing and treating the causes of a disease state, rather than just treating the symptoms.
The philosophy of Naturopathy is a Holistic approach which addresses the whole picture, not just part of it, by using the healing power of nature. This means the body has its own healing power within, and with the right direction and treatment can repair itself and recover from illness if in a supportive, healthy environment.
A Naturopath aims to educate, empower and motivate a person to assume more personal responsibility for his/her health by adapting a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet.