Naturopathy and Clinical Naturopathy Techniques
Naturopathy includes the use of plants or parts of plants in their natural state (without chemical processing). Some synonyms of naturopathy are natural medicine, herbology, and herbalism. Is a therapy based on natural means that try to prevent the disease and recover the state of health by enhancing self-healing abilities.
Now that you’re interested in the courses and techniques of the naturopathy we’re here to tell you many interesting facts about this great alternative medicine.
The naturopath is the professional who practices naturopathy proposing to naturalize the life of the human being. Its main mission is to get rid of harmful substances found in the body like toxins, poisons, damaged cells by using healthy substances like vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and plants.
Every principle has a structural perspective over the practitioner and the patient which gives a clear definition of the role that these principles play in the naturopathy.
Many of the naturopathy practices consist of the use of natural substances in order to reach a diagnostic that will substantially lead to a healing, but there is also a clinical naturopathy that has a similar procedure of a medical examination in order to understand the cause of the problem in the patient’s health.
There are six principles that help to guide clinical naturopathic practitioners in the care of their patients:
- The healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae)
- Identify and treat the cause (tolle causum)
- First, do no harm (primum non nocere)
- Doctor as teacher (docere)
- Treat the whole person
An important part of the clinical naturopathic practice is the use of approaches through diagnostic techniques to clarify the patient’s state of health or disease. Many of these diagnostic techniques include physical examination, anthropometric data (data about the height, weight, waist, and hip measures), gastrointestinal palpation, nutritional assessment, dietary assessment, blood analysis, urinalysis.
We are designed to live in health, that’s why we end up living with a fight against the diseases, which then they end up being normal. Naturopathy helps us to change the focus of our lives through the right nourishment, the water and the sun as natural healers of our problems.