What is Traditional Naturopathy?
“Naturopathy is a philosophy that encompasses a view of life; it’s a model for living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid, which can be defined as ‘being close to or benefiting from nature.’” — Stewart Mitchell, Naturopathy: Understanding the Healing Power of Nature
Traditional Naturopathy is a natural healing art that promotes well-being. Traditional Naturopaths guide and teach their client in natural health approaches such as fasting and detoxification, dietary improvements, the use of herbs, hot baths, aromatherapy, exercise, rest, sunshine, and many other natural health modalities.
A traditional, classical naturopath specializes in wellness. That is to say, teaching clients how applying natural lifestyle approaches can act to facilitate the body’s own natural healing and health building potential. The traditional naturopath does not undertake to “diagnose” or “treat diseases,” but rather recognizes that the majority of sub-health conditions are cumulative lifestyle effects, and that the underlying cause of what we call “disease” (or, “dis-ease”) is improper diet, unhealthy habits, and environmental factors, which cause biological imbalances leading to a weakening of the natural defenses and subsequent breakdown in health.
*New Eden School of Natural Health