Naturopathy is the system of primary health care which works with the individual’s efforts towards the optimal expression of physiological, physical, and mental/emotional health. It recognises the Healing Power of Nature or Vis Medicatrix Naturae and that there is a ‘vital force’ or ‘life force’ which drives the self-healing or self-correcting mechanisms of the body. Naturopathy is in many ways an educative process that seeks to empower patients to take responsibility for their own health and thereby create the best possible conditions for healing. The core naturopathic modalities are:
Dietary modification and applied nutrition.
Offering advice regarding a healthy lifestyle.
Naturopathy aims to help alleviate specific health problems and promote general health and well-being in a natural and non-invasive way.