Sunday, October 10th 2004

  What is Naturopathy?
  Six Principles
Treatment Options
  Specialties
 

Hydrotherapy: This is a powerful modality of water treatment whereby the heating and cooling properties of water are utilized to stimulate the vital energy of the body. This is the core and root of Naturopathic healing modality.

Diet: Based on individual biochemical makeup, each person needs to be on a diet specifically fitted for that person. Food sensitivities and food allergies are a common phenomenon in modern times. Naturopaths use several method of food testing including immunoassay tests, muscle energy testing, and electro-acupuncture meridian testing.

Herbal Medicine: Herbs work differently than drugs. Herbs carry an inherent life force which works with the body, unlike Western drugs which works against your body. A master herbalist looks at each plant's individual characteristics and combines the herbs in a synergistic fashion to help facilitate the patient's recovery.

Nutraceuticals: These are the supplements that are so popular right now. They include vitamins, minerals, western herbal extractions, and natural drug formulations. The efficacy of these nutrients are generally backed by Western scientific analysis. Naturopaths are the authoritative source in utilizing these natural drug therapies.

Homeopathy: It's a system of medicine whereby dilute amounts of herbs, minerals, and animal substances are made potent and energized to treat multitude of disease conditions. Its efficacy can sometimes be better than the conventional herbal and natural drug therapies.

Naturopathic Manipulation: Bone setting is an important tool in treating both musculo-skeletal ailments as well as internal disorders.

Mind-Body Medicine: Treating the whole person entails addressing the mind as well as the body. Naturopaths often promote and teach relaxation techniques, stress management skills, and behavioral adaptation training.


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