Naturopathy is based on the belief that every person is unique individual with an inherent healing ability. It places great emphasis on the role of natural substances, healthy practices and preventive strategies to promote health & wellbeing. The naturopathic use of non-toxic, natural and effective methods of treatment such as the use of herbs, flowers essences, nutritional supplements, manual techniques and dietary and lifestyle advice is increasingly being supported by science.
A naturopath takes time during a consultation to look beyond the symptoms of a disease to the underlying causes of ill health. Even though the symptoms may be the same in two cases, for example high blood pressure, the treatments will be different; in other words, two patients with the same condition may require different treatment strategies.
As well as treating the current illness, a naturopath will be looking to increase the general health and well-being of a patient, which will make them less susceptible to illness in the future.