Naturopathic Medicine prescribed by the professional naturopaths prioritise the most natural, non-toxic and least invasive therapies for treating illness and promoting wellness. This is done with an understanding that the body is a whole - hence the term holistic.

Naturopathic medicine can be understood in terms of certain principles that reflect 'nature'. They honour the innate wisdom of the body for promoting healing and allow people to use these 'tools of healing' to improve their quality of life.

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In this article, we discuss the essential principles of naturopathic medicine.

1. Before Anything Else, Do No Harm

The very core of any medicinal system is always defined by its desire to assist the human condition and form. Thus, when we speak about naturopathy treatment it always takes an approach of providing care to humanity by following the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies and adhering to the edict, "do no harm".

2. Harness the Healing Power of Nature

A Naturopath will follow the very principles of nature, recognising and utilising her power for healing, making way for health and wellbeing to be promoted in a natural way.

As well as using medicines originating from nature, your professional Naturopath in Sydney also encourages clients to maintain a healthy environment. Using natural products as much as possible, while avoiding synthetic, toxic products, is a foundational hallmark for healthy living. For example, it is pretty easy these days to find natural cleaning products so that you can do away with all those harmful toxic chemicals.

Naturopaths also recognise the need to harness the inherent wisdom of the human body to heal itself and use medicines and life-style changes to encourage this.

3. Identifying and Treating the Causes

Any medicinal system will claim to treat the underlying cause of an illness. It is however, the way cause is defined that is important and distinguishes one system of medicine from another. In Naturopathy a holistic approach is taken and the cause is often one of many factors that contributes to the condition of ill-health.

4. Naturopaths Are Teachers

Adhering to fundamental principles, Naturopathic specialists in our Sydney clinic act as teachers as well as practitioners! In other words, these specialists would help the patients to have a much better understanding of what it takes to stay healthy, and how they can contribute to their own healing. They educated the client so that unnecessary health-complications are minimised as much as possible. There are educational courses for patients that will help the patient to understand the steps that they need to take for achieving and maintaining great health.

5. Prevention is Better Than Cure

The Naturopath in Our Inner West Sydney Clinic follows the principles that affirm the adage, "prevention is better than cure". In other words, it is better to take the time and make the effort to prevent illness and suffering whenever it is possible, rather than letting ill-health develop and evolve and then trying to remedy the situation. It's a little like trying to stop a snowball rolling down a hill either just after some pushes it down or just when it is about to reach the bottom.

6. Holistic Healing

The Naturopath specialist always follows and acknowledges the relationship between health and the different parts of the body, the environment and the lifestyle. It is this comprehensive individually based approach that restores balance and health through non-invasive, natural and holistic treatment.

Hence you see, by following these principles Naturopath professionals treat their patients in a non-invasive way, for a holistic approach to many different medical conditions as well as a way to help prevent illness and disease.

Author's Bio: 

The author is a professional Naturopath practitioner in Inner West Sydney as well as an competent and enthusiastic blogger.