Naturopathy. Matthew Leach. Outline. Definition History Philosophy Comparison to orthodox medicine The Naturopath Conditions Expectations Locating a naturopath. What is Naturopathy?.
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- Comparison to orthodox medicine
- The Naturopath
- Locating a naturopath
What is Naturopathy?
“naturopathy is an eclectic field of medicine that promotes physical, psychological and social health and wellbeing through a myriad of natural treatment approaches”
Principles of Naturopathy
- Facilitate the healing power of nature
- Do no harm
- Identify and treat the cause
- Treat the whole person
- Prevent disease and ill health
- Establish health and wellness
- The practitioner is a teacher
History of Naturopathy
- Medical dominance
Comparing naturopathic & orthodox medicine
- Treatment approach
- Disease philosophy
- Treatment action
- Practitioner relationship
What is a Naturopath?
“A Naturopath is a health care professional who treats a wide range of individuals with acute and chronic health conditions, by applying an array of treatment approaches based on the principles of naturopathic medicine.”
Who might benefit from a naturopathic consultation?
- Chronic conditions: arthritis; Irritable bowel syndrome; osteoporosis; eczema; psoriasis; period pain; hypertension; oesophageal reflux; asthma
- Acute conditions: colds; influenza; sinusitis; ear infections; urinary tract infections
- Prevention: preconception care; stress/lifestyle/diet management
- General wellbeing
- When orthodox medicine fails
- When alternatives to orthodox treatments are sought
What can I expect from a Naturopathic consultation?
- Diet and nutrition management
- Lifestyle management
- Herbal medicine
- Tactile therapies
Where can I find a Naturopath?
- Professional associations: ATMS, ANTA, ANPA, CMA
- Australian Traditional Medicine Society http://www.atms.com.au
- Australian Natural Therapists Association http://www.anta.com.au
- Yellow pages
Where can I find more information about Naturopathy?
Telephone: 8302 2071