What is Naturopathy
Naturopathy is not a fashion or a complementary medicine, etc. but a true traditional medicine such as the Chinese or Indian Ayurveda medicines.
These three methods are non-conventional medicines granted by the World Health Organization.
What is its purpose ?
Naturopathy is a holistic approach enabling to maintain or recover the highest level of health possible, take care and prevent health issues. In other words, it enables to anticipate pathologies and prevent their appearance. This anticipation is called : “Primary prevention”.
The prerequisite for Naturopathy to be applied is that the body must have enough vitality.
If a health functional or chronic pain already exists and if the body has enough vitality, the Naturopath will focus on stimulating the body “self-recovery” abilities.
During a Naturopathy consultation, are estimated :
- Organs strength or weakness
- Kinds of toxins and if they are properly evacuated
This is done through the morphology and iridology estimations and through the conversation between the client and the Naturopath during which different topics are discussed : the client health history, his/her habits, social, professional, personal environment, constraints, etc.
A summary of all these elements enables the therapist to propose an individual program based on: better food habits, stress, sleep management for example; thanks to different natural methods among which : nutrition/diet, physical exercise, hydrology, relaxation, massage, herbs, etc.
The written program is given to the client.
The Naturopath role
If there is no health issue, the Naturopath will work and advise on maintaining the high level of health.
If a health issue exists, the Naturopath role is to explain the origin of the problem, the reason(s) why it appeared, how it developed and resulted into this particular problem.
That is why the Naturopath gives a lot of explanations, listens a lot and advises. The objective is to enable clients to understand what happened to them, improve their responsibility towards their own health and help them to become autonomous.
If the allopathic medicine is in charge of a heavy pathology, the Naturopath may work on other aspects such as strengthening the immunitary system for example.
The Naturopath only recommends natural products sold in organic products shops.
What the Naturopath does not do
- The Naturopath does not do a medical diagnosis, he/she does not focus on the organs and pathologies but has a global approach of the person
- He/she never tells a patient to stop a medical treatment
- He/she does not recommend pharmacology agents sold in drugstores