What is Naturopathy

Barbara Myers, ND, MH

Naturopathy is based on the belief that the human body is created with the capacity to heal itself and to maintain homeostasis (balance). There is a healing power in nature and this principal is the basis for all of naturopathy. Naturopathy is a system designed to work in harmony with nature, in the restoration and support for the inherent natural healing systems of the body.

A naturopath teaches you how to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, pure water, clean air and cutting-edge natural therapies to achieve total body health. By finding and removing the barriers to this self-healing—such as poor diet, unhealthy habits or other root causes—naturopathic practitioners can nurture this process. A naturopath also addresses the whole person and understands that physical, mental, emotional, genetic, and environmental makeup can affect our health.

Allopathic doctors seek to treat the joint pain by reducing the joint pain. This can be done with the use of painkillers, nerve blockers or any number of procedures which suppress the symptoms. Doctors of Traditional Naturopathy are committed to removing the joint pain by finding and removing the cause.

Naturopathic Principles

  1. Do No Harm
  2. Treat the Whole Person — Holistic Healing
  3. Identify and Treat the Causes: Foundational Healing
  4. Utilize The Healing Power of Nature
  5. The Doctor as Teacher and Facilitator
  6. Promoting Wellness through Supportive Counsel

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