What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is an alternative modality that looks at the body holistically and helps correct imbalances through nutrition, herbal medicine amongst other tools.

Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a form of alternative medicine based on a belief in vitalism, which posits that a special energy called vital energy or vital force guides bodily processes such as metabolism, reproduction, growth, and adaptation.[1] Naturopathy favors a holistic approach with non-invasive treatment and, similar to conventional medicine, encourages minimal use of surgery and drugs.

The term “naturopathy” is derived from Greek and Latin, and literally translates as “nature disease”. Modern naturopathy grew out of the Natural Cure movement of Europe. The term was coined in 1895 by John Scheel and popularized by Benedict Lust, the “father of U.S. naturopathy”. Beginning in the 1970s, there was a revival of interest in the United States and Canada in conjunction with the holistic health movement. Today, naturopathy is primarily practiced in the United States and Canada. The scope of practice varies widely between jurisdictions, and naturopaths in unregulated jurisdictions may use the Naturopathic Doctor designation or other titles regardless of level of education.

Naturopathy uses several sub-modalities to provide a holistic experience. This includes nutrition, herbal medicine, counselling, iridology as well as bioenergetic medicine.

How Can Naturopathy Help You?

Naturopathy can help you understand your body better. By being a holistic modality, naturopathy looks at addressing the cause of your ailment. Therefore working at the root of the issue, so that you have long term improvement and not have a recurring issue.

It is for all people that want to address issues related to physical and emotional wellbeing.