The Theory of Naturopathic Cures may have originated from the works of a Spanish Naturopath, José Oriol Ávila Montesó in the 1980s . 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
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 : 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
"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)
"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)
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)
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?
We only have one body to live in. It takes care of us, but do we take care of it? Every moment of every day, our bodies talk to us and give us feedback on how its doing. Sometimes it is direct and immediate, like when your hurt yourself by accident. Other times, it is … Continue reading Your Body Knows Best
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.
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.
After the previous post about "What is Naturopathy?", I thought of diving straight into the philosophies at the core of Naturopathic practice worldwide. However, I reconsidered and thought that a short post about a broad overview of our profession might be better. Kind of like a Table of Contents before diving straight into the 'book'. … Continue reading Overview of the Naturopathic Profession