“Prevention is better than cure”
Hippocrates (460 BC-360 BC)
Naturopathy is mainly based on a standard for the prevention and promotion of well-being, respecting the body’s natural self-healing processes which are encouraged through the integration of a wide range of complementary methods, such as herbal medicine, nutrition, flower remedies, iridology, etc.
• The healing power of nature
Naturopaths recognize an innate ability of the body to heal itself. The role of the naturopath is to identify and remove barriers to facilitate and enhance this self-healing process.
• Determining the cause
In naturopathy, the removal of the underlying causes of a disorder is sought, despite the elimination or suppression of the symptoms.
• Don’t hurt yourself first
In naturopathy, methods are used to minimize the harmful side effects, using mild methods of well-being with respect to the body’s self-healing process.
• The naturopath as a teacher
The primary role of naturopathy is to educate and encourage individuals to take responsibility for their own health by adopting positive changes in their daily lives.
• Holistic care
It is recognized that overall health includes a person’s physical, mental and emotional state, which is influenced by genetic, environmental, social, spiritual and other factors. The pursuit of personal, spiritual development is encouraged.
Emphasis is placed on disease prevention, which is the assessment of risk factors, heredity, susceptibility to diseases and the implementation of appropriate interventions in cooperation with the purpose of prevention.