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What is Naturopathy?

If you're like most people, you might be wondering, "What is 'Naturopathy'?"  "Pathy" comes from the Greek word 'pathos', meaning the progression or path of something; usually a disease, a feeling or some form of suffering. Combined with the word 'natural', naturopathy simply means 'the natural path'. It is the earliest known healing system. Before synthetic isolation of chemicals (drugs) and surgery, many cultures used foods, water, whole herbs and various forms of touch for a wide range of problems. For example, ancient Egyptians used liver to help with night blindness and the Chinese are well known for using acupuncture long before the time of Christ. 

What is Allopathy?

You may also have heard the word 'Allopathy', which also stems from the Greek language. 'Allo' meaning 'opposed to' or 'departure from the normal' and again, the word pathy. Allopathy generally refers to our modern mainstream medical model. The word came into being a couple hundred years ago and in the strictest sense means 'opposed to homeopathy'. Homeopathy means 'same path' or 'like path'. The original Latin translation of doctor means teacher. (This is why teachers with a PhD are still given the title of "Doctor" today.)  In the allopathic model, the physician is in control. In the naturopathic model, YOU are in control and the Naturopath is your teacher and guide.

  What are the differences?
A Naturopath believes that the body is divinely created and as such we have the ability to heal ourselves if given the right criteria. This means that we are interested in helping each individual achieve optimum health from a variety of areas that are specific to their needs. In the allopathic model, we treat everyone the same and we 'manage' their disease by treating symptoms. In naturopathy, rather than treat symptoms, we seek the cause. We look at each person as a whole; body, mind and spirit. We assess an individual's health needs through non-invasive techniques like Iridology, muscle response testing, pH testing, QXCI Quantum Interface, etc. Then we discuss options to help bring the body back into balance. This may be any number of techniques such as diet modifications and herbs, massage or energy work, homeopathic and flower remedies, color or sound therapy, Biofeedback, etc.. We believe in Herring's Law of Cure which says that healing occurs inside out, top to bottom and in reverse order of the progression. Each program is tailored to the individual and we will educate you as we go along so that you are in control of your health.

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