The human body possesses an incredible ability to heal itself. Naturopathy encourages individuals’ inherent self-healing process by identifying and removing obstacles to healing and recovery, and by facilitating and augmenting the natural healing process. You might also hear the title holistic health practitioner today, which falls under the naturopathic field, but is not a licensed naturopathic doctor (ND).
A holistic health practitioner strives to identify and remove the true cause of illness, rather than only addressing a patient’s symptoms. The body possesses a certain vitality, an energy field that has it’s own frequency. If the energy flow is blocked or the body’s frequency is lowered, this offers an environment conducive to disease and illness. It is the body’s lowered resistance, not the bacteria, nor the virus, that has caused a specific illness.
Each person is as unique on the inside as they are on the outside. Healing techniques then are not a one size fits all, with each individual responding slightly differently to a healing treatment than the next. One person’s medicine truly can be another person’s poison.
Naturopaths are first teachers, seeking to educate the patient and encourage self-responsibility for health. They concentrate on the whole person, looking at physical, emotional, genetic, spiritual, mental, social and environmental factors.