NATUROPATHY & LIFESTYLE MEDICINE
Naturopathy, or Nature cure, encompasses a variety of natural healing methods which aim to ease symptoms, restore vitality and
prevent future recurrence of illness.
Key therapies used by naturopaths include Herbal medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Flower Remedies and touch/manipulation therapies such as Massage and Osteopathy. When used in appropriate combination, these methods can offer a
multi-pronged approach to healing, working on your mind, body and spirit both internally and externally.
A holistic approach to the client is fundamental, and so I believe it is necessary to look at all aspects of lifestyle to discover where
any imbalance present in the system has arisen from.
THE ORIGINS AND PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHY
The Greek philosopher Hippocrates believed in looking at the whole person in order to find the cause of disease:
"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."
The Principles of the Hippocratic School of Medicine from around 400BC are the essence of Naturopathy today:
* The healing power of nature
*Identify and treat the cause
*Do no harm
*Treat the whole person
*The Naturopath is a teacher
*Prevention is the best cure
When the right conditions are present, our bodies have the power to heal themselves. Naturopathy is about learning how to
create and maintain those conditions. The way we live our lives has a fundamental impact on our health. How you eat,
breathe, sleep, exercise, work and rest are areas we can discuss to find out how they are impacting on your symptoms. Often a
really simple change can make a significant improvement to how we feel. I can help you to find the right lifestyle changes that
will work for you, empowering you to take responsibility for your own health.