Naturopathy always encompasses herbal medicine and nutrition.
Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on wholistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.
By using protocols that minimise
the risk of harm, naturopathic practitioners help facilitate the body's inherent ability to restore
and maintain optimal health.
It is the the naturopathic physician's role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create
a healing internal and external environment.
Naturopathic practitioners combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. To be qualified and registered, a Naturopath must study anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, pathology and diagnostics, much like a GP.
A Naturopath must also understand the workings and contraindications of medications. However, a Naturopath
goes on a huge educational journey into botanical/herbal medicine and all the active constituents of the herbs and how they work in the body.
After studying physiology and pathology,
a Naturopath will study in nutrition, including micro and macro nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Once you learn about how the body functions you can see how vital nutrients
are as they drive a whole variety of reactions within the human system.