Naturopathic Cures

The Theory of Naturopathic Cures may have originated from the works of a Spanish Naturopath, José Oriol Ávila Montesó in the 1980s [1]. In “How Naturopathy Works", he outlined a therapeutic approach involving 4 key stages: detoxification, revitalization, stabilization and regeneration. For each of these, he highlighted the importance of both the physical and mental … Continue reading Naturopathic Cures

Naturopathic Theories

What are theories? Therefore our Naturopathic Theories are systems of ideas used to assist the understanding of health and disease and to guide healing. There are 11 main theories [1]: Vital Force and Theory of VitalityIntegration of the IndividualNaturopathic Cures – detoxification, revitalization, stabilization and regenerationValue of a FeverTherapeutic OrderNaturopathic Triad of HealthUnity of DiseaseHering’s … Continue reading Naturopathic Theories

“Wellness” (Nat. Principle 7)

"Wellbeing" = "Well" + "Being" What does it mean to be Well? Wellness or Wellbeing consists of 2 words, "Well" and "Being". It implies that it is not only 'Wellness' that is required for health, but also 'Being-ness' - the state of being, therefore also reflecting the state of the mind. Thus this principle acknowledges … Continue reading “Wellness” (Nat. Principle 7)

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Principle 6)

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."Benjamin Franklin A major aspect of Naturopathy is its focus on preventative healthcare and our role as "Docere" is to teach patients the meaning of Disease Prevention and Health promotion. To teach them to be ‘proactive’ in maintaining health rather than solely being ‘reactive’ to treating … Continue reading Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Principle 6)

“Doctor as Teacher” (Naturopathic Principle 5)

Did you know that the english word "doctor" has its roots in Latin? It is derived from the latin word "Docere" which means "to teach". This principle reminds us that we are "Educators", not just "Prescribers". We educate patients on the factors that affect health and disease so that individuals are more informed about the … Continue reading “Doctor as Teacher” (Naturopathic Principle 5)

“Treat the WHOLE PERSON” (Naturopathic Principle 4)

This Naturopathic Principle speaks to the philosophy of Holism. In almost every case, you cannot address the root cause of disease without looking at every factor that affects the individual's health. Details in the post. 👇🏻🧐

“Treat the Cause” (Naturopathic Principle No. 3)

Naturopathic Principle 3: Treat the Cause. Of cause 😉, symptomatic treatment is important but ultimately we want to find out the root cause of disease and treat that. The only other alternative would to rely on medications (and their side effects) for life eh?

“The Healing Power of Nature” (Naturopathic Principle 2)

This post covers the 2nd Naturopathic Principle. What is "Vis Medicatrix Naturae"? and how do Naturopaths apply this in practice? It's a short post but I hope its informative. Peace, Love & Health J.T.

1. “FIRST, DO NO HARM” (Naturopathic Principle 1)

This next series of posts will focus on the 7 Naturopathic Principles. We start is a Principle anyway? Followed by a description of the first one which all doctors know by heart - "First, Do No Harm" or "Primum non nocere". What does this mean? And finally, how is it implemented in naturopathic practice? Read on to find out! Love, Peach and Health J.T.

Naturopathic Philosophies: VITALISM and HOLISM

The last post gave a broad "Overview of the Naturopathic Profession." This one will cover the 2 core Naturopathic philosophies. Before we dig into the Naturopathic philosophies, what exactly is a philosophy anyway? (Meaning of philosophy from a quick google search) In this instance, the 2nd meaning is more applicable. (highlighted in the picture) Therefore, … Continue reading Naturopathic Philosophies: VITALISM and HOLISM