What is Naturopathy?
- Assists in the prevention of disease
- Treats both the symptoms & the cause of disease
- Offers a holistic approach that links body, mind and emotions
- Effectively treats many common ailments
Naturopathy is a distinct health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing
process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.Naturopathy is a Holistic medicine and as such treats the whole person, physical, mental and emotion health. By treating the individual as a whole we can treat the underlying causes of dis-ease and not just the symptoms.
At Synergy Holistic Health we use the following Naturopathic Modalities and services to give you the most comprehensive treatment. These include the following diagnostic and therapeutic services: Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine, Clinical Testing, Iridology, Counselling, Life Coaching, Flower Essence Therapy, Homeopathics, and much more.
Naturopathic Medicine, or Naturopathy, is a practice of preventing, assessing and treating conditions of the human mind and body. By integrating conventional health sciences with a range of natural therapies and traditional medicines, naturopathy treats the patient’s mental, emotional and physical states for a lasting effect. The foundation of Naturopathy is the philosophy of the “healing power of nature”. This means that the body has its own healing energy within and with the help of naturopathic treatment, the body can repair itself and recover from illness if it is in a healthy and supportive environment.
The Role of the Naturopath
A Naturopath aims to educate, empower and motivate the patient to assume more personal responsibility for his or her health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet. They do not simply treat the manifestation of a disease and its effects but rather search for the cause and treat it, rather than the effect. Prevention of disease is accomplished through naturopathic education which builds a lifestyle that supports health and wellbeing.
Benefits of Naturopathy
A Naturopath is trained to employ safe and effective natural therapies that will support and stimulate the healing power of nature in the gentlest, least invasive and most efficient manner possible. Naturopaths use a range of methods to assist in the healing process including herbal medicine, nutrition – diet and lifestyle recommendations, vitamins and minerals, flower essences, homeopathy, hair, tongue, and nail analysis, iridology and massage.
The individual is viewed and treated in naturopathic medicine as a whole, composed of a complex interaction of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and other factors. Thus patients suffering from everyday colds as well as some more serious, chronic conditions such as allergies may benefit from naturopathic treatment.
An initial appointment with our Naturopath will take 1 hour – 30mins with the Practitioner in which your medical history and general lifestyle information will be gathered and 30 mins with out you, where all your information will be reviewed in order to determine a naturopathic treatment regimen suited to your individual needs. Diagnostic procedures such as physical exams, blood and urine analysis may be required in order to establish a treatment and health-promoting program. Naturopathy is suitable for everyone, from infants to the aged.