Vis medicatrix naturae...
...the healing power of nature
The human body wants to be healthy. That is the basic theory behind naturopathy, that the body wants to be in balance, or homeostasis. The role of the naturopath then, is to aid the individual in regaining or supporting that balance to ensure long-term wellbeing. Through diet, lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, and herbal medicine, a naturopath will develop short- and long-term measures to ensure you are at optimal health.
Diagnostic tools include diet and lifestyle analysis, as well as inspection for 'tell-tale' signs in the skin, iris, tongue, hair, and nails. Functional pathology testing to assess system function and hormonal health is also used to piece together the case and develop a personalised treatment.