Your Naturopath in North Lakes
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What is Naturopathic Care?
The No.1 misconception about naturopathy is that it’s a green magic bullet versus a synthetic magic bullet (a drug). However, there are no magic bullets. Why? Read on:
Naturopaths believe that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself, given the right conditions, and that it is their role as healthcare practitioners to help patients help themselves by conveying to them what constitutes a health-promoting diet and lifestyle.
Before deciding on an appropriate treatment strategy, naturopaths have to understand the various impediments to healing for each patient within the context of the patient's unique medical and socio-economic history, constitutional predispositions, as well as his or her emotional and spiritual state of being.
Only after thoroughly analysing these factors, can the naturopath know something about and address the causes of disease.
Treatment will incorporate the most life-enhancing methods and medicines, tailored to the individual patient, and aim to create the right conditions within for healing to take place.
Finally - and most importantly - all treatment measures are undertaken in full collaboration with the patient to empower the patient to take charge of their own health and wellbeing.
Did you know....?
Naturopathy is much more than merely substituting natural medicines for drugs. Natural medicines are facilitators in creating the right environment within the body for healing to take place.
In addition, we must nurture our vital force - nature’s healing powers - by committing to a more life-enhancing lifestyle. This is our role in the healing process.
There are no magic bullets – Why?
• Diseases are multi-factorial
- Too many variables
- Interaction between all systems (brain / nerves, hormones, immune system, etc.)
• Therefore, no single agent, pharmaceutical or natural, can address all the factors
contributing to a disease.
• The healing process is not just about taking medicines. We need to make changes in
our lives, in order to achieve optimal health. There is only so much medicine that can
be derived from a bottle.
• The patient is in charge of health care choices, the naturopath merely acts as the
facilitator and “teacher” and provides medicinal support. (No-one can heal another
person - the body heals itself once balance has been restored).
• Because under naturopathic care, YOU play the leading role.