Holistic assessment
Your naturopath will want to know about your diet, lifestyle, family background and environment, as well as the history of your illness or complaint. This range of information is important to the practitioner, who seeks to discover the cause of the illness and treat you as a whole person, rather than target the symptoms alone. As well as taking a comprehensive health history, the naturopath might employ other assessment techniques, such as:

A range of non-invasive treatments

The naturopath employs a range of non-invasive techniques and these include (but are not limited to)

Nutrition and dietary advice

This is one of naturopathy’s foundations. A poor diet stops the body from functioning well and a build-up of toxins can contribute to a range of illnesses. Whole, fresh and unprocessed foods are recommended.

Herbal and Nutritional medicine

Herbs are as potent as pharmaceutical drugs and can be used to great effect.

Physical therapies

Such as myorthotics technique and acupressure

Counselling techniques

Emotional problems and stress can interfere with the healing process. Counselling techniques can include stress management strategies and life coaching.