„Naturopathy“ - Traditional and modern naturopathy

 

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease“, Hippocrates (460-375 B.C.).

Naturopathy aims to obtain and maintain health while reinforcing and supporting the existent body's healing power through the use of „natural components“ like air, light, the sun, water, cold, as well as medicinal herbs, food, thoughts and exercise.

Even medicine founder Hippocrates considered nature as a life and healing power. He obviously said „Not the doctor but the body itself cures an illness“.

In spite of some successful development in modern and high-tech medicine, naturopathy has been gaining a growing reputation again and several pioneers in the field, such as Galen, Paracelsus, Hildegard of Bingen, Sebastian Kneipp and last but not least Samuel Hahnemann, are being rediscovered.

Naturopathy not only assesses a patient's existing symptoms, but examines and considers every patient integrally before proposing a holistic individual therapy.

As a first step, a promising naturopathic treatment can include a so-called regulation procedure (therapy) to regulate and stimulate the healing natural processes so that the chosen therapy has the best chances to succeed. These processes can be constrained or weakened through external and disturbing factors which can induce several pathologies in the medium or long term. Such elements are, for example, poisons (toxins) which we absorb in the air, in water and food as well as through many different products of our everyday life. They cannot be metabolized by our organism or eliminated properly so they accumulate in various places inside our body.

Regulation therapies are, for example, measures to regulate the acid-base balance, restore a healthy gut flora, detoxification and elimination. Naturopathic methods and natural products are used, such as homeopathy, phytotherapy, aromatherapy, nutritional treatment, orthomolecular medicine and physical processes.

A further interactive element is our highly complex hormonal system, which influences our integral health situation. Naturopathy also includes gentle hormonal treatments which restore the body's hormonal mechanisms balance.