Naturopathy can be defined as the healing system of nature. This alternative science believes that solution to all the ailments that one come across, lies within the human body itself. Its essence lays focus, straight on the tendency of the human body to restore balance.
Extensive array of natural elements like herbalism, homeopathy and acupuncture, forms the part of Naturopathy. Besides, other health practices like soft tissue manipulation, flower essences, use of compresses, dietary and nutritional advice, are also used as Naturopathy tratements.
Naturopathy was first made in practice by the Hippocratic School of Medicine in ancient Greece (400 BC). They primarily believed in diagnosing the whole body of the person, in the event of any illness. When the illness being found, laws of nature were the prime remedial cures. From here, the principles of Naturopathy were derived.
Naturopathic remedies are meant to restore or maintain balance in the human body. This is done to prevent the onset of further diseases. Thus, when someone develops general conditions or chronic illnesses, then only he/she must visit a naturopath.
Human body falls prey to diseases only due to the accumulation of toxins. Thus, as a major under liner of wellness and prevention, naturopathy works in cleansing the body of these health congestions, which further helps in maintaining optimum state of health. This proves Naturopathy's focus on 'prevention' to lead a balanced life.
Naturopathy, being a gentle form of medication, is highly suited for curing physical ailments in children. Common problems in kids like allergies, insomnia, asthma, eczema and food intolerance are known to be effectively cured by the remedies of naturopathy.