Naturopathy is a combination of natural therapies. Herbal medicine, nutrition, iridology, homoeopathy, massage and acupuncture are used to treat illnesses and restore a patient’s health. Many people seek naturopathic treatments in lieu of or in conjunction with traditional medical treatments.
What Can Naturopathy do for me?
Naturopathy is a holistic approach to your health. It uses symptoms to point out underlying causes and treats your body as an integrated whole. Often, western medicines do not provide enough healing to the patient. Standard medical interventions can also seem invasive and frightening, with a number of unwanted side effects.
Herbal Medicine is one type of naturopathic treatment. It draws on thousands of years of plant lore and wisdom to treat illnesses and improve health. Through the use of plant stems, leaves, seeds and roots, herbs can boost the body’s natural healing abilities to restore balance and optimal health.
Herbs are used topically through the use of creams, ointments and salves. You can also use herbs orally through liquids, supplements, pills, teas or infusions.
Naturopathy gives patients the freedom to make informed choices that optimize their emotional and physical health. The practice can be used to treat a broad variety of conditions throughout the major systems of the body.
Naturopathy offers treatments for:
- Reproductive health
- Digestive health
- Musculoskeletal system
- Respiratory function
- Circulatory system
- Metabolic processes
- Mental health
- Immune function
- Stress management
Naturopathy complements many other treatments
Choosing naturopathic treatments doesn’t mean you can’t use other medical interventions as well. Naturopathic treatments can work together with other treatments, and is often helpful in alleviating side effects from western medicine.
Many practitioners prefer to use more than one type of naturopathic treatment, such as acupuncture with herbal medicine. We will happily work with other healthcare providers in the community to provide you with complementary naturopathic treatments.
If you are interested in natural treatments, contact us. We would be delighted to schedule an appointment for you or provide more information about the types of treatments that might be right for you.