As old as healing itself and as new as the latest discoveries in biochemical sciences.
The term naturopathy was
first used at the turn of the 20th century. The philosophy and
many of the healing methods used in naturopathic medicine are ancient, some
dating back thousands of years.
Naturopathy is a distinctively
natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity
of the whole person - an art, science, philosophy and practice of
diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness.
It's the combination of nature's
healing power and scientific methods that makes it an important
system of medicine for today's health care.
The basic principles are:
• First, do no harm
• Find the cause
• Utilise the healing power of nature
• Treat the whole person
• Practise preventative medicine
Naturopathy includes elements of many
other healing modalities including diet, herbs, massage, yoga and meditation.
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