Naturopaths believe he body has a vital force which allows it to heal itself. An unhealthy lifestyle will upset the body’s natural balance causing a build up of toxins in the body. The toxins will weaken the natural force leaving the body open to attack by viruses and bacteria.
Naturopaths try not to suppress symptoms as they believe they are the body’s way of healing itself but try to rebalance the body.
The naturopath will first assess a patient’s background, medical history and lifestyle before deciding on the right kind of treatments. The treatments chosen will together both detoxify the body and then build up the body, concentrating on its physical, emotional and mental state to strengthen its self-healing powers. The treatments can include a reassessment of diet, herbal remedies and homeopathy, yoga and osteopathy, massage and hydrotherapy.
- many different kinds of diseases and health problems.