Naturopathic Medicine, or Naturopathy, is a practice of preventing, assessing and treating conditions of the human body and mind. 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. Medical Doctors, being human beings too, also must rely on this.
The Role of the Naturopathic Doctor.
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 well-being, in both the short & long term.
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