What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a unique and profoundly holistic system f medicine that uses the healing power of nature as its most powerful resource.

The lists below outline the major differences between Naturopathic and Allopathic (conventional) medicine:

Naturopathic

Treats the underlying cause of the condition

  • Uses whole natural extract in most natural form without processing
  • No negative side effects
  • Less concentrated and takes longer
  • Focuses on assisting the body to heal itself
  • Treats the cause and not just the symptoms
  • Brings whole physiological system into balance
  • Food and correct nutrition used as a primary medication to assist health
  • Nutritional supplements- vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, herbs (Chinese and Ayurvedic,) used to complement the diet
  • Homeopathics and isopathics used
  • Use of precursors. (The body converts natural substances into useable form for healing)
  • Encourages body to work on its own equilibrium and stasis production rather than using artificial medicines to do the body’s own job
  • Therapeutic doses of vitamins and minerals used for optimal health can be higher or lower than recommended dose)

Allopathic

Treats the symptoms of the condition

  • Uses only one chemical component of an extract which standardises the concentration
  • Contains numerous side effects because standardisation process works in isolation without the help of other balancing ingredients
  • Relies on other drugs to counteract or negate one drug and its side effects
  • Drugs used overtake specific functions of the body
  • Drugs used are developed and administered to take effect immediately
  • Food and diet is not viewed as an essential component of good health. Its role in the overall health of the body is downplayed and disregarded
  • RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) doses which are recommendations for preventing disease states, are viewed as sufficient for optimal health
  • The use of allopathic medications relace and overtake the body’s own manufacture of the drug, thereby diminishing the body’s attempts to heal itself