The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison
Naturopathy is a safe, effective, patient centred form of medicine practised widely throughout the world. Naturopathy is a holistic health care system – considering all the systems of the body when looking for the underlying causes of illness. As such, naturopaths evaluate all aspects of a person – mind and emotions, as well as the body – as all are believed to be important in returning a person to optimal health and wellness.
Naturopathy has such value in prevention and maintaining good health and in restoring health and vitality to that which has become compromised. Naturopaths are qualified to advise on herbal medicine, nutrition, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle adjustments, as well as homeobotanical and/or homeopathic remedies, essential oils and flower remedies. Some naturopaths may also utilise massage and other body work. By means of investigation, naturopaths use a range of standard and functional tests, utilising urine, saliva, stool and hair samples as well as blood through Labtests NZ group.