What is it?

“Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a system of treatment and healthcare that supports the body’s innate ability to heal itself through nutrition, exercise and lifestyle advice. It is a holistic system which believes that good health is not the same as the absence of disease and that promoting a general state of wellbeing through dietary principles, lifestyle, exercise, and other techniques is an effective way to manage our physiological systems. Naturopathy may be beneficial for a wide range of acute or chronic conditions as well as a general practice for living well. It draws on a wide range of therapeutic disciplines – known as “modalities” – and may help to avoid surgery and excessive medication. A naturopath will instead use gentle techniques to seek to bring a patient back to his or her state of health.”

(British College of Osteopathic Medicine)