Naturopathy is a broad area that has a distinctively evidence-based natural approach to health and healing.
It’s important to understand that naturopathy
recognises the integrity of the whole person. Health and health challenges are conditions
of the whole organism involving a complex interaction of physical
environmental and spiritual, mental, genetic, social , chemical and other
I am satisfied in my clinic that all ongoing inflammation, and not just Buckley’s arthropathy, is a result of septic foci until proven otherwise. That means to me that if I can identify and deal with the same original pockets of infection then there is a chance that the condition may clear over time.
Clearly, the longer the infection has been present, the longer that it will be expected to heal.
In fact, American homoeopath Dr Constantine Herring, described the time factor of the healing process in the late 1800s.
More recently, significant discoveries have been made re pain relief and internal self-healing by scientists globally, called SPMs.
- Another product of this pain-relieving discovery has been made from plant research, called PEA.
- PEA comes in a commercial powder. However, in our lab we can create capsules from it on request. Then it remains to treat other systems that may have become affected by the root cause, presenting sometimes seemingly unrelated symptoms. We determine this by the techniques taught to us that are: ausculation, percussion, Iris abnormalities, pulse, tongue, facial diagnosis and neurology examination, as well as a self-assessment questionnaire.
At our report-of-findings, we determine in consultation with the patient, the treatment priorities. They are usually:
- initially, just what is needed to reduce symptoms
- secondly commence treatment of root cause(s)
- maintenance protocol for eventual recovery.
The naturopathic physician must treat the whole person by taking
all of these factors into account. The harmonious functioning of all aspects of
the individual is essential to recovery from and prevention of health challenges, and
requires a personalised and comprehensive approach to health assessment and treatment.
The physicians major role is to educate the patient
to take responsibility for his or her own health. The physician is a catalyst
for positive change leading to the patient becoming empowered and motivated to
assume responsibility. It is you, the patient, and not the naturopath who
ultimately accomplishes healing.
The ethos of the naturopath is first do no harm.
Treatments are non-invasive and recognise that ongoing symptoms are the body’s
expression of a deeper illness involving root causes and must not be ignored. Therapeutic actions
should be complementary to and synergistic with this healing process.
Therefore, methods designed to suppress symptoms without removing underlying
causes are considered harmful and are only used in a deliberate and calculated
Illness does not occur without cause. Underlying
causes of health challenges must be discovered and removed before a person can recover
completely from illness. Symptoms are expressions of the body’s attempt to
heal, but are not the cause of health challenges. Symptoms, therefore, should not be
suppressed by treatment. Causes may occur on many levels including physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual. The physician must evaluate fundamental
underlying causes and direct treatment at root causes rather than surface
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