Natural Medicine

Table of contents:
1- What is naturopathy?
2- Why is it performed?
3- What does it consist of?
4- What types of treatments does it offer?
5- Preparing for naturopathy
6- What conditions does naturopathy treat?
7- Aftercare after treatments
8- What are the results of naturopathy?

What is naturopathy?

Natural medicine or naturopathy encompasses a wide variety of alternative medicine techniques. The objective is to stimulate the innate healing capacity of the body, and facilitate its balance mechanisms to reach a good state of health.

Some types of naturopathy are:

  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathic medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Ayurveda
  • Phytotherapy
  • Trace elements
  • Bach Flowers
  • Chiromassage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Foot reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Iridology
  • Botanical medicine
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Ozone therapy
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

Natural medicine involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of health disorders through the use of natural therapies, methods and materials.

Scientific evidence for these techniques is scarce.

Why is it performed?

Natural medicine is applied whenever there is a previous medical diagnosis, to complement traditional medicine. It is used to help a wide variety of diseases.
By considering the disease as a set of imbalances in the patient’s body, it seeks not only to alleviate the symptoms but also to achieve an emotional and organic balance and, therefore, the healing or improvement of the patient’s quality of life.
This is based on the body’s ability to regenerate itself, looking for the cause of the problem and stimulating the capacity for self-healing and recovery by taking care of the diet, the elimination of toxins and the stimulation of the immune system.

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What does it consist of?

Naturopathy or natural medicine understands health from a holistic perspective, so, together with traditional medicine, it seeks to strengthen the body and improve the patient’s quality of life.
First of all, the patient’s condition and environment are usually analyzed to try to determine the origin of the disease.

Naturopathic treatments make use of medicinal herbs, minerals or vitamin complexes, healthy eating and fasting and certain relaxation methods to generate wellness in each patient and improve health, understood as a set of both physical and mental factors.

Naturopathy understands health from a holistic
from an integral perspective

What types of treatment do naturopathic doctors offer?

There are 6 basic principles that a specialist in Naturopathic Medicine follows for the treatment of patients:

  1. Identify and treat the cause
  2. Use the healing power of nature
  3. Do no harm to the patient
  4. Treat the whole person
  5. Prevent and promote health
  6. Be a qualified professional

Naturopaths perform physical examinations, laboratory tests, gynecological examinations, nutritional and dietary evaluations, allergy testing, x-rays and other diagnostic tests. These tests and examinations are combined and tailor treatments to the individual’s needs.

Preparation for naturopathy

Naturopathic therapies are usually harmless, so no special preparation is required prior to the sessions.

What conditions does naturopathy treat?

There is a wide range of conditions that naturopathic doctors treat. These include:

  • Acute conditions: headaches, sore throats, ear infections, colds and flus.
  • Chronic diseases: migraines, musculoskeletal pain, gastrointestinal, gynecological and fertility problems, arthritis and heart disease.
  • Mental and emotional problems: stress, anger, depression or anxiety.
  • Physical injury and trauma.
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Post-treatment care

No specific care is necessary after the sessions, but it will always depend on the type of natural therapy used, since diet, daily habits, etc. can be modified.

What are the results of naturopathy?

Naturopathy is presented as an alternative to traditional medicine, but in most cases it requires a joint work.
One of the main benefits is that it includes treatments that have no side effects, with the exception of allergies, as they are assimilated by the body naturally.