The main principle is that the body is able to heal itself given proper conditions. In naturopathy we take a patient-centred rather than disease centred approach to health.
This means that each person represents a complex set of interwoven factors that determines their state of health. Our wellbeing is influenced by genetic predispositions, social influences, emotional state, nutritional and environmental influences.
Although two people may have the same health problem they are likely to require different approaches and interventions in order to get them better. This is because everyone is biochemically individual and what has lead one person to their current state is completely different to another person’s experience.
Naturopathic Practitioners work to find the root cause of imbalances and restore them safely and naturally.
A symptom is merely your body’s way of alerting you that something is going wrong. By taking a painkiller for pain for example you are just masking the deeper dysfunctions having a false feeling of calm, when in reality those symptoms are likely to get worse or lead to another problem.