What is Naturopathy ?
Naturopathy, or “nature cure” is more than a system of health care: it is both a way of life and a concept of healing employing various natural means of treating symptoms and the root causes of symptoms.
Naturopathic Medicine is holistic care. It connects the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the body to find the root cause of disease and its symptoms and treat them using natural and safe methods such as botanical medicine, homeopathy, diet and supplements, among others tools.
One is never too old or too young to enjoy good health, being at the peak of their performance and full of energy, therefore yes, naturopathic medicine is definitely for you.
It is a distinct system of medicine that stresses:
1. Health maintenance
2. Disease prevention
3. Patient education and patient responsibility – in contrast to the currently dominant system that emphasizes on treatment of disease. It is a philosophy of life, health and disease.
Naturopathic medicine is “vitalistic” in approach. Symptoms represent a constructive phenomenon that is the best response the organism can muster, given the circumstances. The role of the naturopathic physician then is to understand and aid the body’s efforts to heal from within.