Naturopathy is a complementary system of health care that promotes the body’s natural self-healing process. It is an holistic method of treatment that looks at each patient’s symptoms and lifestyle so as to identify the cause of the symptoms and then use natural therapies to help you, the patient, feel better and enjoy Good Health for Life.
What does Good Health for Life mean? It could mean that we need Good Health to enjoy our lives but it could also mean we can enjoy Good Health for all of our life.
Growing older does not necessarily mean we have to get sicker. There are many elderly people in the world today who still enjoy good, healthy, active lives. Yes, a lot of this is said to be down to genetics but it may also have a great deal to do with how we look after our bodies and how we live our lives.
A good way to illustrate this is to compare the body to a car and it does not matter if this is a Rolls Royce, an Escort or a Mini.
Then it can give you years of happy motoring.
As a Naturopath I will look at each patient as an individual. I generally ask my patients to keep a food and drink diary for a week or two before they come to see me. I will then be able to look at their diet – what they eat and drink, how they eat it, what they eat it with, when they eat it and with whom.
I will look at their lifestyle – their work, how they are affected by stress, how they relax, how they breathe, what they do for exercise and also how they sleep.
I will also look at their symptoms – what could have caused them, how long they have had them and how they affect the patient’s life.
As a Naturopath I can offer a wide variety of natural treatments according to the needs of the patient. As well as advice on diet, detoxification, fasting, exercise and life style I also offer:
If needed I sometimes refer my patients on to other therapists such as Osteopaths, massage therapists, colonic irrigation practitioners or Yoga teachers.
Naturopathy and a naturopathic lifestyle is not a quick fix after years of bad eating and lifestyle habits but it can help you take control of your symptoms, regain your help and enjoy Good Health for Life.