How Does a Naturopathic Practitioner Vary from a Medical Practitioner and What to Expect is much needed information for you in achieving a Life of Optimal Health, Happiness and Vitality.
Naturopathic Medicine is the Foundation of Medicine. With Treatments and Therapies that will enhance and heal the physical body. A Naturopathic Practitioner is trained in all modalities of both Conventional Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine. When you consult a Naturopathic Practitioner expect to answer honestly, questions in regards to your previous health concerns, what your diet consists of, your lifestyle, other treatments or medicines you are undertaking, any negative habits and areas that may be the underlying cause of your condition. In this article I will share with you the differences, the foundations and benefits that you will gain from making Positive Health Choices.
“Always to Remember the Choice is Yours”
Differences between a Medical Practitioner and a Naturopathic Practitioner?
This is important for You and will provide you with information that is of vital importance when it comes to you – Making Decisions for what is Best for You and Your Health. Medical practitioners will focus upon what is known as Reactive or Short-Term Healthcare: A Naturopathic Practitioner will focus upon Underlying Causes, other areas that are affected, bringing together that every area of your body is connected, so that to provide optimal health. The treatments and support are based on providing Long Term Health Solutions and benefits to heal your body.
Naturopathic Medicine is the very foundation of supporting the body and each of its parts to function optimally both individually and in unison without causing “HARM”. Naturopathic Medicine is about Giving you back Control of your Health and your Life. Uncovering the underlying causes of disease and ill-health so as to fuel the body with Healthy Nutrition, Medicines and Lifestyle choices
Foundation for Naturopathic Medicine & Treatments
#Firstly – That treatments or medicine are based on the model so as “To Cause No Harm” and #Secondly to Provide the tools with Medicines and Treatments that assist the body to heal.
The Key Benefits to using herbal, homoeopathic and nutrition, teaching the fundamentals of the importance of the food you eat and this being your best medicine for treatment and prevention of disease.
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- I teach you how to apply healthy lifestyle changes and food choices that will support your body’s own natural healing and health restoration.
- It is all about working together as a team to obtain the best results possible for your health and lifestyle.
- Why I became a Naturopath and love most about Naturopathic Medicine is provides medicines and methods to assist people in becoming well. Also giving each person the ability to take control over both their life and their health.
- Naturopathic medicine implements all aspects of Living a Vital Life: Improving your Life Force, the Very Essence of who you are!!!
- Using Medicine from the grass roots of nature with no chemical interference is the foundation to “Becoming well”, it has stood the test of time for millions of years. It is evidence based medicine.
The Difference between Naturopathic Healthcare & Mainstream Health Care Models!
Beginning with your Consultation. Your consultation is Quite Different with a Naturopathic Doctor to that of to that of your Local GP or Medical Clinic.
Medical practitioners will focus upon what is known as reactive healthcare: utilizing general pharmaceutical prescriptions whereby you purchase from your local pharmacy or they will refer you to a Specialist for further tests or examinations and if necessary surgery.
- The Role that this type of “Reactive Healthcare” plays a vitally important when it comes to life threatening or severe physical injuries, accidents or if poisoning has occurred. We definitely need this type of care available to each and every one of us.
- The role or function that Reactive healthcare doesn’t facilitate or support with any great efficacy is acute sickness or ill health or chronic disease in assisting with the physical body returning to a healthy state or an optimal state of homeostasis. In biology, the term homeostasis refers to the ability of the body to maintain a stable internal environment despite changes in external conditions.
A Naturopathic Practitioner’s focus is on not about short term health care. But long term taking into consideration every aspect of each person and their lifestyle so as to achieve Restoration of Health and Optimal functioning of your body. Naturopaths are trained as primary care physicians, having been taught the understanding of the patterns of imbalance that occurs within the body when becoming ill.
What a Naturopathic Practitioner studies: Anatomy and Physiology, Biomedical science, Pathology, Physical assessment & symptomology, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy (pharmacognosy as “the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources”), Phytotherapy = the use of plant-derived medications in the treatment and prevention of disease. Naturopathic diagnosis from the body signs and symptoms, using in depth questioning of their client, iridology, nail and tongue these can give indications of physical health deficiancies. Communication is a major component of Naturopathic studies as this gives the practitioner a strong indication of how to best support their client with individual treatments and support to not only become well but to continue with their healthy lifestyle habits.
Naturopaths are trained in the manufacturing, prescribing and dispensing of herbal and homeopathic medicines, nutrition both dietary and supplementation, counselling and support with making positive lifestyle changes, otherwise known as health and lifestyle coaching.
After over 27 years of running her own Naturopathic Clinic, Julie has moved these services together with her years of one on one success with supporting her clients return to health to Online Consultations, Counselling, Guidance and Support. This enabling her to provide this guidance and support to a wider demographic of people. This provides you with a trusted path to follow, access to individually prescribed natural medicines that will assist in building optimal health, overcoming ill-health and disease, that is non-complicated and affordable.
The Most Asked Question – I know the most common question asked is – “Does a Naturopathic Practitioner treat common ailments such as cold and flu, recurrent infections and general feeling unwell? The answer is ”Yes, as a Naturopathic Practitioner, I have treated on a regular basis acute conditions such as cold and flu, right through to chronic and serious conditions such as Cancer, Hypertension, Skin conditions. Naturopathic Practitioners are trained to support the body to recover from all forms of ill-health and disease. A major component relies on how much damage has occurred prior treatment to a particular organ or tissue. In other words if you have been destructive with implementing damaging habits such as smoking, taking of drugs (this also includes prescribed pharmaceutical medications/drugs that do cause harm), excessive alcohol drinking or poor eating habits, then the earlier to put changes into place to eliminate these habits the better your chance of regaining your health.
Always to remember when you are treated by a Naturopathic practitioner the main focus will not be on your area of ill-health but what the underlying cause is, such as stress, food, environment, emotional trauma and so forth. Bringing balance to living in the 21st Century.
I am not your Healer – You are! It is my desire and passion to Empower you with knowledge, guidance and experience I have obtained from intensive studies and working with people for over 30 years with the ability to heal yourself. Deep within your soul you know what is “Best for You”, but sometimes as we all do, a little help is needed along the way. Starting with these Steps to begin Taking Care of YOU!