Naturopathic Medicine is a comprehensive approach towards improving health and treating disease, employing a variety of healing modalities such as therapeutic nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicines, physical therapy techniques, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counseling. Naturopathy believes in supporting the inner ability of the body to maintain health and overcome illness. Naturopathic therapies endeavor to stimulate these natural healing mechanisms using the most effective and least invasive methods available. Naturopathic medicine focuses on prevention and addressing the underlying causes of illness using remedies that are non-toxic and naturally based rather than simply treating or suppressing symptoms. A naturopathic doctor recognizes that each person is utterly unique and will consider the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person when developing a strategy for optimal health. A naturopathic treatment plan is individually customized to meet the specific needs of the patient. Naturopathic medicine is suitable for people at any age and stage of life and all chronic and most acute conditions can benefit from naturopathic care.
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine that utilities animal, plant and mineral sources diluted down into minute potencies to treat ailments and disease by stimulating the ability of the body to heal itself. The principle philosophy of Homeopathy is that “like cures like”. Homeopathic treatment introduces these substances in the form of a remedy that encourages the body to activate its inner healing potential. The remedies are prepared under strict pharmaceutical conditions by a special “potentisation” process of step-by-step dilution and succussion (shaking) This process unlocks the “energy” of each substance and is responsible for the healing properties of the homeopathic remedy.The art of Homeopathy is in the selection of the precise prescription. A Homeopathic doctor selects a remedy based on a person’s genetic history, personal health history, body type and their past and present status of all physical, emotional and mental symptoms. Each homeopathic remedy has been carefully tested on large numbers of healthy people (an experiment known as a proving) to discover what symptoms are produced and show the symptoms each remedy is capable of curing. Classical homeopathic treatment encompasses the whole picture of a person or a “totality” of symptoms. However, homeopathy can also be applied for more acute and/or generic symptoms treating a wide variety of physical and emotional conditions at both and acute and chronic levels. Homeopathy can be used by anyone at all stages of life, even during pregnancy and can be taken in conjunction with conventional medications. Homeopathic remedies are non toxic to the body.