What is a Naturopath?

What is a naturopath? A naturopath is a professional person who practices the art and science of naturopathy. Naturopathy is a broad-ranging discipline that aims to resolve people’s diseases and afflictions, and generally promote health and vitality by looking at the body and the person in a holistic manner (holistic meaning to look at the bigger picture, to treat something as a ‘whole’ as opposed to merely the sum of its parts).

So what that means is that a naturopath seeks to find out what is ailing you by looking at your body as a whole, so they will ask about your diet, how much exercise you do, your quality and quantity of sleep, whether or not you smoke, drink or do drugs, your emotional state/wellbeing, the health history or yourself and your family and so on. By establishing what is affecting you overall, a naturopath can figure out how best to treat you, whether that be through lifestyle changes, herbal medicine, supplementation, and especially nutrition.

What is naturopathic medicine? In short, naturopathic medicine is the belief that that body can heal itself.

What can a naturopath do for you? What is a naturopath good for? A consultation with a reputable naturopath will get to the bottom of any health-related issues you might have, establish the causes and then come up with real strategies for treating your afflictions, using naturopathic remedies and the body’s own healing mechanisms, and send you back on the road to recovery, health and vitality.

How do you know if you’re seeing a ‘good’ naturopath?

Accredited naturopaths belong to associations who approve their degree qualifications and post graduate qualifications along with their ongoing education to make sure they stay relevant and up to date. However, anyone can call themselves a naturopath, so you need to check their accreditation and qualifications before booking your appointment, check with the associations that they are a current member and undertake your own due diligence.

Looking for a Naturopath in Adelaide? Contact Geraldine Headley at Proactive Health in Highgate. Geraldine is a highly trained health professional with 30 years experience in the healthcare industry. She has extensive expertise in naturopathy, naturopathic medicine, nutritional medicine and advice, medical herbalism, hypnosis,  and much more. Prior to naturopathy Geraldine was an advanced specialist nurse, with extensive training.

Geraldine is one of the most trusted naturopaths in Adelaide, book your appointment today