Naturopathy, described as a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, is one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine. The method utilises both conventional and natural health sciences in order to assess, treat and prevent conditions based on the premise that every individual is inherently healthy. Therefore, the practice of naturopathy simply supports the bodies natural ability to heal and maintain itself.
Undoubtedly, traditional prescription medicines and conventional treatments will always have a fundamental place in our health regime. In fact, naturopathy is a complementary treatment that is often used alongside medical and therapeutical treatments to further enhance an individual’s overall wellness, not just simply the symptoms. It embraces many forms of therapy, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, nutritional and lifestyle counselling and more. It’s because of this, that naturopathy may have multiple benefits for a range of individuals suffering prevalent health conditions, including hormonal imbalances, boosting the immune system, stress, allergies, fatigue, sleep disorders, migraines, general aches and more.
First and foremost, naturopathic therapies aim to establish the cause of the ailment, rather than simply treat the symptoms. For example, if you’re suffering chronic headaches, traditional medicines may only simply subside the pain for a limited time. However, naturopaths will aim to determine why the headaches are persistent and painful in the first place by assessing factors that may be seemingly unrelated to the symptoms, yet possibly be the cause of the problem. Again, this is linked to the idea of holistic treatment, as the body is a combination of intricate systems that work together. When one system is out of balance, it can have an effect on the other systems, causing pain and illness throughout the body.
Another benefit of naturopathy is the use of non-invasive and natural therapies. Often, nutritional advice will be given as a part of a treatment plan. There are a variety of natural wholefoods and superfoods that are extremely nutritious and are beneficial in strengthening and nourishing the body. This results in a boosted immune system and improved overall function of the body that allows it to heal naturally from various ailments.
We offer naturopathy services at Spinal and Sports Care to promote holistic health and wellbeing. Our accredited ANTA (Australian Natural Therapist’s Association) naturopath has diverse experience and will develop a tailor made treatment plan that focuses on your overall health. If you would like more information on naturopathy at our Castle Hill, Parramatta or Wetherill Park locations do not hesitate to book an appointment online, or call us on (02) 9683 1110.