What is a Naturopath?

 

    "THE TRUE NATUROPATH UNDERSTANDS THAT  IF  THE BODY IS GIVEN  WHAT IT NEEDS -            

PROPER DIET, PURE WATER, FRESH AIR, SUNLIGHT, EXERCISE AND REST -

HEALING WILL OCCUR NATURALLY.

FOR NATAUROPATHS, THE EMPHASIS HAS NOT BEEN ON FINDING DISEASE  AND KILLING IT - WHICH IS THE ESSENCE  OF THE ALLOPATHICMODEL - BUT
RATHER ON HELPING THEBODY ESTABLISH AND SUSTAIN ITS OWN STATE OF GOOD HEALTH."


Naturopathic doctors are trained specialists in a separate and distinct healing art which uses non-invasive natural medicine. They are not orthodox medical doctors (M.D.'s).

Naturopathic doctors (N.D.'s) are conventionally trained in subjects as anatomy, physiology, counseling, dietary evaluations, nutrition, herbology, acupressure, muscle relaxation and structural normalization, homeopathy, iridology, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, oxygen therapy and thermal therapy. Some practitioners are also trained in additional specialties such as acupuncture or natural childbirth.

Naturopathic doctors tailor the healing modality to the needs of the individual with methods which are effective for both chronic and acute problems. Naturopathic doctors cooperate with all branches of medical science, referring individuals to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.


The Philosophy and principles of Naturopathy are:

1. Do no Harm

2. Recognize the Healing power of Nature

3. Identify the Cause

4. Involve the total person

5. Teach rather than treat

6. Identify the Source

7. Prevent Disease


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