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Naturopathy is based on the idea that the natural world provides an abundance of health treatments and healing aids, and that many physical and mental ailments are caused by lack of...
Naturopathy is based on the idea that the natural world provides an abundance of health treatments and healing aids, and that many physical and mental ailments are caused by lack of certain natural elements – this includes herbs, fresh air, sunlight, exercise and stretching, dietary balance, and fresh water intake. Naturopathy is often considered to be at odds with modern Western medicine, due to its principle of looking at the diet and lifestyle of an individual before considering the administration of synthesized medicine. But naturopathic treatments can be extremely complimentary to modern medical treatments, and the two are not at all incompatible. Modern western medicine is concerned with treating the symptoms of disease to help you live a better life, while naturopathic medicine aims to treat the essential aspects of your life that make you prone to illness.
Naturopathic medicines and treatments encompass a broad range of practises, and vary from region to region (based on what is available in nature in a particular area). Essentially naturopathy is an understanding of what the human body needs, the effects on the body and mind when an element is lacking, and how to restore your body’s natural balance through the offerings of nature. Naturopathy can identify the causes behind various ailments, helping you make a full and lasting recovery through a full awareness of how to live a healthy and balanced life, in tune with nature and your body’s deeper needs.
Because the human person is a unique entity – born from a specific interconnection of physical, mental, spiritual, genetic, environmental, and social factors – naturopathy begins with a consultation. This will identify issues in your lifestyle and diet that may be behind any ill-health you are experiencing, and help you develop a full picture of your own personal needs. The deeper insight that naturopathic treatment can give you into your body and mind’s specific health needs allows you to craft your life in a way that can bring you to optimum health and vitality, while being fully in tune with your spirit and the energy of your environment.