What Is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a distinct system of health care founded on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The naturopath’s role is to facilitate and support this process. By identifying and removing obstacles to health and recovery, naturopaths help enhance the body’s innate healing process. To this end, naturopathy uses methods that are gentle, noninvasive, and effective without adverse side effects.
Principles of Naturopathy
- The Healing Power of Nature
- Identify and Treat the Cause
- First Do No Harm
- Doctor as Teacher
- Treat the Whole Person
A well-informed client and skilled practitioner form a partnership for effective health promotion and disease prevention.
The root meaning of the word “doctor” is teacher. You are likely to receive more information about your condition and health options from a naturopath than you would in any other setting. When both the practitioner and the client understand the disease process, they are better able to work together and find a permanent solution.
Please note: * Naturopaths do not diagnose or treat disease in Pennsylvania. The diagnosis and treatment of disease is the privilege of medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, and other health care practitioners who are licensed in Pennsylvania. For more information on the attempt to license naturopaths in PA, please contact the PANP at http://www.panp.org/ or feel free to ask Suzanne.