Health is a complex topic
Often people feel they have to be acutely ill before seeking help when actually there are positive steps to be taken any time the body is dis-eased. The naturopathic approach to health care can prevent minor illnesses from developing into more serious, chronic, or degenerative diseases. Patients are taught the principles with which to live a healthy life; by following these principles, they can prevent major illnesses.
Utilize The Healing Power Of Nature
Your body knows how to heal itself but sometimes struggles when the environment isn't right. Naturopaths will work with not against your body's built-in wisdom to achieve optimum health.
First Do No Harm
Safety is paramount at all times. A naturopath will know when it is safe to treat and when it is time to refer on or back to someone else.
Find The Cause
Naturopaths will not just mask the symptoms but will find the root cause of disease or dysfunction.
Treat The Whole Person
Every aspect of a person is important. Emotional, physical, spiritual-no one aspect can be isolated from the rest.
A naturopath will not only take a detailed case history and assessment to discover what state of health you are currently in and what needs attention but they will educate you. They will give you the tools to take home and enable yourself to make the necessary changes to maintain long term health.
At Back2Life Helen and David obtained diplomas in naturopathy at the same time as their osteopathic medicine degrees. In general, they automatically incorporate this approach into osteopathic treatments and advice they give as opposed to holding separate naturopathic consultations. They find the term "naturopathic osteopath" more applicable to what they do but if someone wants to have a standalone naturopathy consultation this is not a problem.