What Is Naturopathy?

Healing the Body with Alternative Medicine

1Naturopathy is one of the earliest known healing systems. The Chinese have used acupuncture for centuries. The Greeks described in their literature many Naturopathic principles such as the use and benefits of water, diet, massage, herbs, and physical therapy. The 19th century saw the development of Naturopathy and Alternative Medicine across the globe, especially in the United States.

Though the practice of Naturopathic medicines declined as the use of pharmaceutical drugs increased, over the past several decades there has been a resurgence of interest in Naturopathy.

Today, more and more people consult a natural health practitioner in the United States as their primary care practitioner.

Main Principles of Naturopathy

1. Our body has the inherent ablity to heal itself.
2. Nutrition and Intoxination…
3. We can prevent and educate.
4. What is the “Whole Person”?
5. Every person is unique.

What Can Naturopathy & Alternative Medicine Help?

2Naturopathy can treat almost all types of health problems from
acute to chronic symptoms. But like any other medical practice, it has its limitations. Naturopathy does not perform miracles. What it can do is help in certain areas where conventional medicine has failed to be effective— or Naturopathy can work in concert with conventional medicine. Because when Naturopathic and conventional medicine work together, this benefits the patient, and that is the most important thing.

Who Benefits from Naturopathy?

  • Anyone who is concerned about his own health
  • Anyone who wants to eliminate or reduce the use of chemicals and medications
  • Anyone who wants a better understanding on how to prevent illness and cure it with natural remedies.