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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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naturopathy

Naturopathy

Matthew Leach

outline
Outline
  • Definition
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Comparison to orthodox medicine
  • The Naturopath
  • Conditions
  • Expectations
  • Locating a naturopath
what is naturopathy
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
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
History of Naturopathy
  • Hippocrates
  • Kneipp
  • Rickli
  • Thomson
  • Hahnemann
  • McFadden
  • Graham
  • Lust
  • Medical dominance
comparing naturopathic orthodox medicine
Comparing naturopathic & orthodox medicine
  • Treatment approach
  • Disease philosophy
  • Treatment action
  • Practitioner relationship
  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  • Safety
what is a naturopath
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
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
What can I expect from a Naturopathic consultation?
  • Assessment
  • Diet and nutrition management
  • Lifestyle management
  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Tactile therapies
where can i find a naturopath
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
Where can I find more information about Naturopathy?
  • MIMS consumer health group

http://www.mydr.com.au/default.asp?article=2464

  • Australian Naturopathic Network http://www.ann.com.au/subindex_naturopathy.htm
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Naturopathy

Matthew Leach

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 8302 2071

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