Nutritional Therapy practiced as part of Naturopathic Medicine offers a holistic approach by treating a whole person, through a whole food or lifestyle activity. There is no ‘pill for an ill’ mentality. Whereas allopathic medicine may offer to treat a specific symptom or a single ailment, Naturopathy aims to enhance the balance of our inter-dependent working systems in order to create greater wholeness and balance overall. Rather than to idealise a quick fix, Naturopathic Medicine seeks to harmonise these systems throughout the body together to provide an equilibrium to positive effect.
‘Alternative’ Medicine is in fact ‘original’ medicine as it’s roots quite literally go back centuries to a time long before pharmaceuticals were ever invented. In fact many of the medications prescribed today are derived from plants; they originated from plants (although they are synthesised and may entail side effects).
Naturopathic Medicine offers a holistic approach, based on current research findings and ancient cultural practices. eg. Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, herbalism and traditional natural wisdom.
Here is a quote I stick to my desk: A short history of medicine (Anon.)
I have Earache …
2000 B.C. Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. That root is heathen, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root…
I am a firm believer in Natuoropathy, even before I had understood the term itself; believing in a relationship between our internal, physical systems, lifestyle and health; it is a factor that makes us alive, mammals and humans.
It is stated that; Health is not simply the absence of an illness or dis-ease but feeling well in all areas of our daily lives with our workstudy and occupations, down to our relationships with ourselves and others and the world as a whole. It considers our emotions as well as our physiology.
I work in a Naturopathic form, which envisages that a number of symptoms almost as ‘clues’ that lead to discoveries. It’s this method which has proved to be so successful and rewarding as a method of discovering the ’causes’ or ‘drivers’ for the ‘dis-ease’ within a patient underin my clinical caresupervision.
It proves itself to be adept as a means to learn more about the human body & mind (and spirit).
We can learn so much from a simple Questionnaire \ To create a harmony, strive at creating a balance
This is a continual process, as during the initial consult only a certain amount of information is gained and this process continues over time, whilst a patient continues to make steady, gradual, progress.
Disclaimer: We are prohibited as practitioners from making statements which include the words to ‘treat’, ‘heal’ or to ‘cure’, as it is believed that all a practitioner may in fact offer is facilitation and a patient themselves ourselves our responsible for any of our own health and well-being. This website acts as a guide to the services provided by the qualified and experienced individual.