What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a unique approach to health and healing. Naturopathy recognises the inherent healing capacity within each individual and seeks to stimulate, enhance and support this instinctive ability in order to achieve optimal health and well-being. Naturopathy is, by definition, patient-centred treatment.
Naturopaths believe all living things have an innate ability to heal themselves. This vital force promotes self-cleansing, self-repair, and therefore self-healing. The goal of the Naturopath is to discover the underlying cause of illness which is specific to the individual rather than merely focusing on alleviating the symptoms.
You can explore this further on the Naturopathy UK website, or read on for information about our consultation process.
Our Barnstaple and South West Naturopathic Consultant
A Naturopathic Consultation with Nature & Science involves taking a comprehensive history of the patient to determine where in the body the ‘dis-ease’ lies. We treat our patients holistically, taking into consideration the individual’s lifestyle and dietary habits, emotional well-being and environmental factors.
A comprehensive report will be written which will include solutions to help bring the body back to full health.
The body’s self-healing ability can be better understood if one takes into account the fact that homeostasis, or biological balance, is the main characteristic of any healthy system. Given the proper support, care, and the chance to function freely without suppression, the system can be brought back to a state of balance or “ease” (as opposed to “dis-ease); restoring vital health.
Each individual has their own unique set of symptoms and reactions which will dictate the approach we take to treat them. Get in touch to discuss your health concerns further.
After Your Consultation
Don’t be a stranger…
The health of every one of our clients is important to us, so after care is crucial. We strongly recommend a follow up appointment 8 weeks after the initial naturopathic consultation, with frequent contact before and after. It would be wrong of us to start you on your journey to health and well-being and leave you at the bottom of the first hill!