Naturopathic Treatment Principles
Naturopathy is a unique form of medicine and a healing system that has been practised for many centuries. Naturopathic principles date back to the fifth century, when the famous Greek Physician, Hippocrates proposed that there is a vital force inherent in all living beings. Thousands of years of empirical, clinical evidence has documented the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine.
Six foundational principles underpin the practice of naturopathy:
1. The Healing Power of Nature
Your body has such a powerful, innate instinct for healing itself. As your Naturopath, I will nurture this process and help remove any barriers you may face.
2. Identify and Treat the Cause
In a typical naturopathic consultation, I look beyond symptoms to gain a clear picture of how your individual body systems are performing and working together. Through delving deeper, I can identify and treat the underlying causes of your health problems. This can address the problem, relieve symptoms, restore quality of life and improve your long-term health and wellbeing.
3. Treat the Whole Person
Physical and spiritual dimensions make up who you are. Your environment & surroundings also contribute to who you are. I aim to treat the whole person and help to integrate both the physical and spiritual dimensions into your treatment.
4. First Do No Harm
Considering the safety of my patients is important. I like to use the most effective, natural and non-invasive therapies in your treatment. As a trained Professional, I can check contraindications of natural therapies with any medications prescribed by your Doctor.
I find this allows me to work together with your Doctor & healthcare team to provide the best patient-centred healthcare. It can also improve patient outcomes!
5. Practitioner as Teacher
As your Naturopath, I am here to support and guide you on the best ways to achieve and maintain good health. A naturopathic consultation gives me the chance to empower you to take responsibility for your health, and learn how to nurture yourself physically and emotionally.
My passion for education makes this an involved two way process that is both positive and encouraging. From my teaching experience, I know that people need to learn in their own way and when the time is right. I’m here to support you and you will get some educational resources along the way too.
Prevention is the best cure. The preventative nature of natural therapies is effective in preserving and maintaining your long-term health. As your Naturopath, I focus on guiding you how to live healthily to prevent illness and chronic health conditions before they can occur.
These six principles guide me in how I practice with my patients, help me to develop a treatment plan and allow me to continue to support you with your health goals.
My approach to natural medicine is evidence-based and blends both the traditions of naturopathic & herbal medicine and the latest scientific evidence to formulate a patients treatment. Booking is simple & easy! For individual naturopathic consultations Book ⇒ HERE ⇐
I look forward to welcoming you to the clinic soon!
Kristy | Aussie Naturopath