Naturopathic Principles

IMG_1405In naturopathy, health is viewed as a dynamic state of equilibrium between the structural, biochemical and emotional aspects of a person.  This is known as the Triad of Health.  Naturopathic principles acknowledge that the human body has an innate ability to resist disease and it’s own mechanisms of recovery and self-regulation.  A person’s vitality is considered to be of overall importance in the body’s self-healing capability and a personalised naturopathic plan will be devised accordingly.  This is all within reason and complementary, not alternative, to medical care.

In practice as a naturopath, Lucy will make use of various therapies that are designed to stimulate the activation of the body’s own homeostatic mechanisms.   Techniques Lucy will use might include structural adjustments, such as myofascial release (basically passive stretching) and therapeutic massage.  Naturopathic hydrotherapy is sometimes used as a therapeutic tool as it helps with all aspects of the triad of health and supports the body’s vitality.

Biochemical adjustments include giving naturopathic dietary and nutritional advice, which may follow some functional lab testing to see what is going on in the body.  You may also be given a short term cleansing regimen and a balanced eating plan to follow.  Help on a mental and emotional level might include using Bach Flower remedies, giving lifestyle advice or prescribing herbal teas such as chamomile tea to aid relaxation.

Please note, I do not advocate specific diet protocols that you may read about on social media, I support traditional eating plans that are well researched and supported and that I have been trained in.  If you are following a restricted diet plan for whatever reason it is important to work alongside a trained professional so we can ensure you are getting enough of the right nutrients to support your long term health.