The second last naturopathic principle is DOCERE or ‘doctor as teacher’. Educating and inspiring people to take responsibility and control of their health without having to continuously rely on any form of medication should be one of the main goals of a naturopath. At the core of most chronic health concerns is some form of… Continue reading DOCERE
The healing power of nature or ‘VIS MEDICATRIX NATURAE’ is a philosophy that really sets naturopathic medicine apart from conventional medicine. Instead of just relying on prescription drugs as modern medicine does, naturopaths utilise what nature has provided. Whatever your belief is regarding our creation, it was done with the simultaneous creation of natural produce… Continue reading VIS MEDICATRIX NATURAE
First do no harm, or ‘PRIMUM NON NOCERE’ is the principle which becomes before all others in Naturopathic consultation. While this covers the obvious cause of harm such as negligence, misleading and deceptive misconduct, it also encompasses a number of other causes including: Ensuring any prescribed treatment will not interact with any medication that the… Continue reading PRIMUM NON NOCERE
‘TOLLE CAUSAM’ or treat the cause is the next Naturopathic principle discussed in this series. It follows on from treating the body as a whole, because by doing this a Naturopath will be able to uncover and treat the cause of the complaint rather than just suppress the symptom. Our bodies are pretty good at… Continue reading TOLLE CAUSAM
Here it is, the beginning of my six part series of blogs written about the principles of Naturopathy. For me one of my key roles as a Naturopath, other than treating patients is spreading the word about this truly unique way of looking at health and disease. Like most people I thought that doctors were… Continue reading TOLLE TOTUM
Naturopathic medicine is not in exclusion of other forms of medicine, in fact both can work together. Conventional medicine is essential for acute illness and emergencies and Doctors do fantastic work in these areas. But chronic disease and disease prevention needs to be managed differently for the sake of patients. Doctors are trained to help… Continue reading Discover the difference.
Do you know what naturopathy is? Do you know how a Naturopath treats disease? It is likely that you’re not sure, and that’s ok, you are not alone. I often find myself explaining what it is I actually do. Before, when I would say I am a Chef, people would ask me all about my… Continue reading What is Naturopathy