What is Naturopathy?

Are you looking for a natural approach to healthcare in the Geelong area?

Our naturopaths from Living Holistic Health in Geelong may be the perfect fit for you.


What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare that combines natural remedies and modern science to promote health and well-being.


How is Naturopathy Beneficial?

Here are five key benefits of naturopathy:

1.     Gentle and non-invasive treatments: Naturopathy uses a variety of natural treatments, such as herbal medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle counselling, which are gentle and non-invasive. This means that naturopathy can be used safely by people of all ages, including children and the elderly.


2.     Holistic approach: Naturopathy takes into account the whole person, including physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health. This means that practitioners look at the root cause of health problems, rather than just treating symptoms.

3.     Emphasis on prevention: Naturopathy focuses on preventative measures to maintain health and prevent illness. This includes promoting healthy lifestyle habits, such as proper nutrition and regular exercise, which can help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases.


4.     Individualized treatment plans: Naturopaths work with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific health needs and concerns. This means that no two treatment plans are the same and patients can feel confident that they are receiving care that is tailored to their unique needs.

5.     Natural remedies: Naturopathy relies on natural remedies to support the body’s natural healing processes. These remedies may include herbs, supplements, and nutrition, which can be safer and gentler than some pharmaceutical drugs.


How Does a Naturopath View Health?

Naturopathy emphasizes the use of natural therapies to support and stimulate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.

The principles of naturopathic philosophy are:


First, do no harm: Naturopaths strive to use the most natural, least invasive treatments possible.


The healing power of nature: Naturopaths believe that the body has an inherent ability to heal itself and that nature is the most powerful healer.


Identify and treat the cause: Naturopaths seek to identify and treat the root cause of a health problem, rather than just addressing the symptoms.


Treat the whole person: Naturopaths consider the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of a person’s health when developing a treatment plan.


Doctor as teacher: Naturopaths strive to educate their patients about their health and how they can take an active role in their own healing process.


Prevention: Naturopaths focus on preventing illness and promoting health and wellness through education and lifestyle changes.


Naturopathy can be an effective and safe approach to healthcare for people of all ages and can help support the body’s natural ability to heal and maintain optimal health

If you are interested in exploring the benefits of naturopathy, a Geelong Naturopath from Living Holistic Health can help.

Please call us on 5201 0557 or visit our website for further information.