About Naturopathy

Naturopathy or natural medical therapy harnesses nature’s healing powers to bring about wellbeing. A naturopathic consultation thus involves looking at the client’s lifestyle, diet, exercise, breathing and many other aspects we usually take for granted. Therapeutic care may include herbal remedies, baths, water therapies, poultices, homeopathic remedies, exercise and dietary changes. Together they are designed to move imbalances (and dis-ease) patterns towards healing and wellbeing. The above pictures show three healing plants, from left to right: Gingko biloba tree, Dandelion and Oak tree.

Passionflower
Passionflowers on the backwall of my garden (they have a calming and sleep promoting effect)
 



Naturopathic principles:

  • Prevention is preferable to Cure
  • The underlying cause of the dis-ease is identified
  • The whole person is treated - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
  • The person is treated, rather than the disease
  • The individual is unique; each person responds in a different way
  • Ill health is primarily a result of the internal disorder of the body. External influences of the environment or “disease causing agents” are secondary factors.
  • A Naturopath is an educator/teacher, empowering the patient to take responsibility for his/her own health
Professor René Dubois, Discoverer of the first commercially available antibiotic (1939) and initiator of the first Earth Summit of the United Nations (1972) stated:
 

"I have always felt that the only trouble with scientific medicine is that it is not scientific enough. Modern medicine wil become really scientific only when physicians and their patients have learned to manage the forces of the body and the mind  that operate via 'vis medicatrix naturae' - the healing power of nature."

Useful links:

General Naturopathic Council
Acupuncture
Acupuncture Central London | Acupuncture Victoria | Naturopathy Central London | Acupuncture Naturopathy Westminster London