Natural therapies are interventions that promote health maintenance or restoration by the use of natural, holistic or traditional therapies. The aim of natural therapy is to assist the body to maintain or regain a healthy physiological balance (homeostasis).
is a system of treatment that uses natural therapies for health care. It combines a traditional approach with thousands of years of history behind it with a modern approach that takes advantage of recent advances in scientific research. Most naturopaths use a selection of herbal, nutritional, homeopathic and flower essence preparations, together with diet and lifestyle improvements, which are combined in a holistic approach. Iridology
may be used to assist the diagnosis of underlying health issues.
Naturopaths endeavour to educate patients about preventative health strategies and to empower them to discover ways of maintaining a healthy balance specific to their unique constitution.
Treatment approaches (modalities) include…
and also Acupuncture, Acupressure, Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Bowen Therapy, Chiropractic, Colonic Irrigation, Colour Therapy, Counselling, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Healing, Feldenkrais, Hydrotherapy, Kinesiology, Mind/body Medicine, Myotherapy, Music Therapy, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Natural Vision Therapy, Osteopathy, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, Remedial Massage, Shiatsu, Spiritual Healing, Thought Field Therapy, and many types of traditional medicine, including Traditional Chinese Medicine.