"And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations." -Revelation 22:2

  • Wellness Revelations  •

 

Claire A. Morris, ND, MH, & CNHP

Doctor of Naturopathy, Master Herbalist, & Certified Natural Health Practitioner

 

 

Educating vs. Medicating

What is Naturopathy?

How Might Naturopathy Benefit Me?

Naturopathic medicine (sometimes called "naturopathy") is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) blend centuries-old knowledge and a philosophy that nature is the most effective healer with current research on health and human systems.

 

Naturopathic study focuses on identifying the underlying causes of disease, while naturopathic therapies are supported by research drawn from peer-reviewed journals from many disciplines, including naturopathic medicine, conventional medicine, European complementary medicine, clinical nutrition, phytotherapy, pharmacognosy, homeopathy, psychology and spirituality.

 

The therapeutic modalities used in naturopathic medicine (including physical manipulation, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy and hydrotherapy) integrate conventional, scientific and empirical methodology with the ancient laws of nature. The underpinnings of naturopathic medical practice are in six principles (see a more detailed description):

 

  • First Do No Harm - "primum non nocere"
  • The Healing Power of Nature - "vis medicatrix naturae"
  • Discover and Treat the Cause, Not Just the Effect - "tolle causam"
  • Treat the Whole Person - "tolle totum"
  • The Physician is a Teacher - "docere"
  • Prevention is the best "cure" - "praevenire"

 

 

Naturopathy has long held a wealth of benefits to people and pets throughout history and around the globe.  Naturopathy is gentle, noninvasive and with minimal risk for side effects.

Naturopaths strive to help educate people in matters of natural health and preventative medicine so others may be empowered to walk in health and wellness.

 

Naturopaths seek to not only address concerns of the physical body but take the whole person, including emotional and spiritual aspects, into account in order to aid the individual in removing hindrances to healing.  The objective of the Naturopath is to nurture the body's abillity to heal itself.

 

In this, the Naturopath serves as an aid in helping the individual improve the various processes that work together synergistically to facilitate whole person wellness, encompassing enhanced physical wellbeing and an increased capacity to enjoy life.

"Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well."

-3 John 1:2

 

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