Naturopathy (also known as Natural Medicine) is commonly referred to as an alternative medical system. Naturopathy doesn’t try to compete with conventional medicine, rather it endeavours to complete it. This form of healing slots right into the obvious gaps of the conventional health care system. In this sense, all health care systems are complementary to one another.
Naturopathy focuses on natural remedies and the body’s innate ability to heal and maintain itself. Naturopathic philosophy favours a holistic approach and minimal use of surgery and drugs. Its approach emphasises prevention through stress reduction and a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Naturopaths specialise in preventative health care, as well as care for chronic health conditions.
And, while Naturopaths & Medical Herbalists do not deal with extreme acute situations (e.g. heart attacks, strokes, and broken bones) we can support you to recover from these conditions (in conjunction with your conventional treatments.)
Take this blog-post for example.
Lisa (Naturopath Auckland) has a particular interest in:
— increasing resilience to stress
— creating a robust immune system
— correcting food intolerance
— improving thyroid function
— increasing energy levels
— correcting mood disorders
(anxiety, depression, and OCD)
— improving sleep quality
— helping you to achieve a healthy weight— making sense of all the conflicting health information ‘out-there’.
Every Naturopath and/or Medical Herbalist has a unique approach to the way they practice. To get an idea of Lisa’s unique approach, please check out the blog she writes about health: lisasaidso.co.nz
Note: Lisa primarily treats adults (those above 12 years old). She does however deal with children (not babies) in regards to establishing and treating food intolerance.