What does a Naturopath do?

The use of alternative medicines to combat various illnesses and ailments is not a new concept, with some processes having been utilised for thousands of years. From Chinese Medicine to Chinese Herbalists to Iridology, treatments conducted by natural health practitioners can be used by almost anyone.

So, what about Naturopathy and Naturopaths? Keep reading to learn more about what Naturopathy is, what a Naturopath does and what they can assist with. Give our friendly Naturopathic team a call today to find out more.

What is naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a holistic process of healing, recognising the ability of the body to heal, repair, and overcome disease and is based on the concept that treating the underlying causes within our bodies can ensure optimum health. Many approaches work on both symptoms and cause, acknowledging that the human body is made up of several systems working together symbiotically.

What is a naturopath?

A Naturopath practices in Naturopathy, through the utilisation of various treatments and techniques.

What does a naturopath do?

A Naturopath takes a holistic approach to your overall health and well being, which means that they don't just look at specific conditions in isolation,but take an overall view of your entire body. They consider most conditions you may have as only symptoms of some form of underlying cause as, to get long term results, the underlying causes must be treated rather than just the symptoms.

A Naturopath uses a range of treatments that stimulate the body’s own healing techniques. With many external factors including poor diet, lifestyle stress and genetic factors that compromise how our bodies function Naturopathy aims to allow the body to heal naturally. Naturopaths then typically use many modalities in their practice which may include herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathy, dietary and lifestyle advice, massage therapy, biomesotherapy, and iridology to combat issues you are having.

Why do people visit naturopaths?

Most people who seek out a naturopath often do so for one of the following reasons:

  • Feeling generally unwell - tests show nothing is wrong.
  • Chronic lack of energy - tests show nothing is wrong.
  • Chronic pain with all medical solutions exhausted.
  • Hormonal imbalance with no improvement from conventional treatment.
  • Stress and the inability to cope with all that comes with it.
  • Insomnia and/or waking feeling unrefreshed.
  • Autoimmune issues (and understanding the implications of trying to switch off their immune systems to dull symptoms).

One thing most have in common is that they have generally tried all the usual medical avenues and symptoms have either not improved or worsened, often with added symptoms.

What health issues can a naturopath help with?

A Naturopath can address all concerns of health, with some of the more common problems listed below:

  • Tiredness and low energy.
  • Weight loss.
  • Cellulite reduction.
  • Digestive complaints.
  • Poor immune systems.
  • Recurrent infections.
  • Colds and flu.
  • Allergies and food intolerances.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Heart and circulation problems.
  • Hormonal problems.
  • Poor metabolism.
  • Low thyroid function.
  • Skin conditions.
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Menopausal problems.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Blood sugar irregularities.
  • Adult-onset diabetes.
  • Arthritis – joint and muscle pain.
  • Male reproductive complaints.
  • Prostate disorders.
  • Stress depression and anxiety.
  • Preconception and pregnancy care.
  • Children’s health.
  • Respiratory complaints.
  • Asthma, sinusitis and coughs.
  • Grommets.
  • Learning disorders and poor concentration.
  • Environmental sensitivities.
  • Sporting injuries.
  • Candida.

What are the benefits of naturopathy?

Disease prevention

As well as treating a range of health concerns, Naturopaths excel in the area of disease prevention, using scientifically proven evidence along with traditional evidence, providing their patients with a broad range of tools to maintain optimal health.

Naturopathic practitioners will often uncover emerging disease and imbalance long before it shows up in common pathology testing, allowing for prevention of many health issues.

Holistic healthcare

A naturopath understands that nutrition/diet, lifestyle, genetic factors, and personal factors all play a part in the overall health of a patient, helping to correct these where possible. Each treatment plan is tailor-made, because as we know no two bodies are the same, and it is this recognition that helps make such a success of naturopathic treatment.

What should you look for when choosing a Naturopath?

When choosing a Naturopath, ensure you research the available practices in your area, the qualifications of the Naturopath and how long they have been practising. Also research if they are a part of any associations or groups, and where they received their qualifications from.

The Health & Healing Wellness Centre take great pride in their wonderful, fully qualified Naturopathic team, so call us on 07 3857 8887 for further information and assistance.


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