The therapeutic use of plants to improve conditions and functions of the body. Often used as a tonic to strengthen health as a preventative measure. Plants have been used, medicinally, as long as humans have walked the earth and is practiced by 80% of the world’s population. Today it is a blend of scientific and traditional knowledge. Many pharmaceutical drugs originate from a medicinal herb, where a particular constituent is synthesised to target a condition. Herbalists prefer to use the whole plant embracing all the beneficial constituents they have to offer. The World Health Organisation recommends it as a valuable tool in preventive medicine.
Health is not just absence of illness but being full of bountiful energy! Naturopathy is a holistic philosophy that guides the treatment approach. When the body is given the right conditions, it can heal itself. A naturopath understands that all patients are unique and respond to treatments in different ways. So, treatment is tailored to each person identifying the root cause. Managing diet, sleep, stress, vitamin deficiencies, exercise and emotional issues allows a person to improve all aspects of their life.