Naturopathy is underpinned by the fundamental principle of the healing power of nature. The Naturopathic principles were first used by the Hippocratic School of Medicine around 400 BC by the Greek philosopher, Hippocrates. He believed in looking at a person as a whole to find a cause of disease, and used the laws of nature to prompt cure.
These principles include:
• prevention is preferable to cure
• the root, or cause of an illness is to be treated
• the whole person is to be treated
• health should be abundant vitality
• the person is treated, not the disease
The Naturopath is to be a teacher and empower the patient to take responsibility for his/her own health.
Therapeutic methods used by Naturopaths include; Tissue Salts, Bach Flowers, Herbs, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Iridology and life style advice.
Discovered by Dr Schuessler, who was a Homeopath in the 1800s, these twelve minerals are essential for good cellular health and the function of a healthy body. When these twelve vital cell salts are imbalanced or insufficient, the body becomes unhealthy.
Tissue salts are non-toxic and non-addictive, safe to use with prescription medicines, safe to use during pregnancy and safe for children and the elderly to take.
Children are fascinating, for so many reasons, but especially when it comes to their health. They are physically designed to fight off germs and illness so effectively.
It is important to support their health, boost their immune systems and encourage their body's natural abilities to heal.
Some of the common conditions that I treat in children include; eczema, skin problems, anxiety, coughs, colds, hay fever, and some behavioural issues.