History of Naturopathy

 

The principles of Naturopathy are based on Hippocrates and his approach to health.

 

Philosophy and Principles of Naturopathy

 

Naturopathy is defined by the approach the practitioner takes in treating you, rather than they therapies they use.  This is governed by a set of principles including:

  • Treat the whole.
  • Treat the cause not the symptoms .
  • Do no harm.
  • Use natural ways to encourage balance and therefore healing within the body.
  • Doctor as teacher.

Evidence Base 

Treatment plans devised by the Naturopath are based on empirical use and current scientific research, ensuring that every treatment and nutritional suggestion is both safe and, where possible, validated by research to ensure benefit.

Regulation and Training

Throughout the three year BSc at the University of Westminster the Naturopath treating you has, alongside training in diverse therapies, also undertaken advanced teaching in the science of anatomy and physiology.  In accordance with the governing body, a naturopath will have at least 400 hours clinical experience that involves observing consultations and being a part of a care team, as well as being the lead practitioner with their own patients.  During the final year, the Naturopath accumulates a minimum of at least 200 hours to ensure competence. Continued Professional Development (CPD) is a compulsory yearly requirement.