Looking for a naturopath in Hythe, Kent?
A naturopath can help get to the underlying causes of your health issues and guide you towards the changes you need to get well.
Naturopaths help people with a wide range of health concerns including those who:
- Wish to protect against disease and improve overall health
- Have been unable to address symptoms on their own or with other medical practitioners
- Have been diagnosed with an illness and are looking for supportive treatment options
- Want to minimise the side-effects of medical drugs, treatments and/or surgery.
What is a naturopath?
A naturopath is a health practitioner who simply put, uses natural therapies.
Naturopathy is a practice of blending modern and traditional forms of medicine, using natural methods that help to support and stimulate the body to heal itself.
Naturopaths provide personalised care to each patient, from diagnoses and treatment to prevention. Often a naturopath is the last resort on a patients long-term search for better health.
Naturopaths use a range of methods including:
- Herbal medicine
- Nutritional therapy
Principles of naturopaths
The term “naturopathy” originates from “natura” (Latin root for birth) and “pathos” (the Greek root for suffering) to suggest “natural healing”.
Naturopathy, or “Nature Cure”, is underpinned by a fundamental principle – vis medicatrix naturae – the healing power of nature.
The principles adopted by naturopaths go back to the time of Hippocrates in around 400BC. Hippocrates believed in viewing the whole person in regards to finding a cause of disease, and using the laws of nature to determine a cure.
- There is always an underlying cause – Be it physical or emotional
- Treat the whole person – The person is concidered as a whole in any treatment plan.
- Prevention is better than cure – Naturopaths may focus on removing toxins from a patients lifestyle to prevent the onset of further disease.
What happens when visiting a naturopath?
An initial consultation typically takes 1 hour.
During the first consultation a naturopath will ask questions about the person’s health concern, their medical history, diet, lifestyle and any other treatments they may be using.
A naturopath may sometimes look into the iris (iridology), tongue or nails to have a better idea of the overall health of the individual.
Once the naturopath has gathered their information they will formulate a treatment plan. This may include advice on diet, lifestyle exercise or other homeopathic treatments. It is common for naturopaths to refer clients to other practitioners as part of an integrated approach.
Naturopathy at Foreman and Jones, Natural Health Practice, Hythe
Lucy is registered with the General Naturopathic Council, the oldest registering body for naturopaths in the UK.