Naturopathy is a system of medicine that uses diet and lifestyle therapy, herbal medicine and nutritional supplementation, in order to create balance and promote good health. Naturopathic medicine aims to prevent illness developing, by strengthening the body's innate ability to heal itself. When sickness strikes - as it sometimes does - an effective treatment will address both the symptoms and the underlying cause.
How does naturopathy work?
Treating the whole person and treating the underlying cause are two fundamental tenets of naturopathy. That is because health - and disease - is affected by a complex set of factors, including physical health, mental health, emotional wellbeing, genetic tendencies, environmental influences, and dietary intake. Our naturopaths recognise these intricate interactions; they will recommend treatments aimed at creating overall balance and addressing underlying factors.
For this reason, naturopathy is considered both an art and a science. The art lies in the skill of the practitioner, using knowledge and understanding of patients to develop individual treatment plans. The science lies in the study and diagnosis of human disease processes, as they manifest in the population.
The main therapeutic tools of naturopathy are herbal medicine and nutrition therapy. These have a very real physiological affect on the body, and as such, will significantly improve health conditions.
At HealthWise, we use high quality, accredited, practitioner-only products for naturopathy in Brisbane, to ensure that our patients receive the best possible results.