Naturopathy, also known as ‘naturopathic medicine’ is another form alternative medicine. Naturopathy includes various kinds of natural treatments like homeopathy, acupuncture, herbalism, diet, lifestyle plans, and counseling for treatment. The professional who treat using naturopathic techniques is called ‘a naturopath’. The human body has an inherited capacity to heal certain minor and chronic conditions itself. Naturopathy supports the body’s ability through exercise, life-style advice and nutrition. Naturopathy is a holistic system which promotes one’s wellness and health. It does not believe in treatments other than lifestyle, exercise, dietary principles and other natural methods. Naturopathy believes in effectively managing the physiological systems through these techniques. Naturopathy is good for general living practice as well as for certain acute or chronic conditions.
The main base of naturopathy relies on a wide range of therapeutic disciplines, called ‘modalities’. Naturopathy helps to avoid the use of excessive medication and surgery. It mainly believes in three philosophies:
- It believes in the healing power of nature as well as the body.
- It believes in ‘Traid of Health’. The connection between the biochemical, structural and mental/emotional components is called ‘Traid of Health’.
- Believes ‘all individuals are unique and their response to emotional, social and structural influences and stimuli will be different.
‘To do no harm’ is one of the main principles of naturopathy. A qualified naturopath will be one who is registered with the General Council of Register of Naturopaths (GCRN).