Naturopathy and HerbsMore and more people are turning to natural healthcare, using naturopathic medicine to treat what ails them. Taking this natural approach, using herbs and natural remedies, offers you a whole body healing approach, rather than the dominant single-symptom treatments doctors use in modern medicine.

Naturopathy

Naturopathy enables you to treat your entire body and leading you to good health (and can even reverse some conditions). It combines the mind, body, and spirit so both your internal and mental states get back in balance and have a stronger ability to stave off infection and heal faster.

For thousands of years, our ancestors have practiced naturopathic medicine because it’s all they knew (and all that was available prior to the culmination of man-made prescriptions).

Herbs today are being used in conjunction with spiritual rituals to treat hundreds of human illnesses. Your body was designed to heal itself, as is evident with the natural antibodies you produce when infection strikes. But sometimes you need a boost, and herbs deliver what the body sometimes can’t.

Naturopathy uses herbs to help the body heal faster by boosting its natural abilities, not introducing foreign substances into the body that you eventually build up an immunity to over time.

You’ll notice that if you follow the teachings of naturopathic medicine, you won’t be sent on your way with an herb or two in your pocket to take care of the problem. Instead, you’ll be encouraged to live a better life spiritually and mentally, as well as take care of your physical health in all areas, such as diet and exercise.

Herbs can only do so much healing. If you aren’t willing to take the necessary steps to eliminate bad things from your diet, or implement a positive outlook on life, then the disabilities ailing you will continue to return time and time again.

Those who use herbs to continue on a path to naturopathic treatments are people who believe in non-toxic therapies. Synthetic prescriptions are not natural to the body, and can sometimes produce disabling side effects on their own. (I know this for a fact. My “system” is highly sensitive and nearly all synthetic medicines cause me harmful side effects. This is the main reason I was led to study herbs and natural remedies, vitamins, enzymes, diet and movement / exercise.)

As the medicinal form of naturopathy develops even further, you’ll see an increase in the number of other treatment paths who use a whole body approach that treats the person, not the prognosis.

What’s your take on this?

Do you prefer natural alternatives, the philosophy of whole body healing and naturopathy? Do you have a regime of herbs, vitamins and such that you regularly take? If so, how’s that working for you? Do you have any questions or comments to add here? I love hearing from you!