Naturopathy recognises the harmonious functioning of all aspects of the individual (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) as being essential to health. Focusing on the removal of underlying causes of illness rather than suppressing symptoms, naturopathy promotes healing by stimulating and supporting the body’s inherent power to regain harmony and balance.
Naturopaths incorporate natural remedies such as herbal extracts, nutritionals, homeopathic and dietary/lifestyle advice to produce an individualised treatment plan.
Herbalism utilises plants and plant extracts to help prevent disease and promote health and well-being. Other names include botanical medicine and phytotherapy.