What is the Healing Power of Nature?

It’s Naturopathy!

The main principle of naturopathy is to support the body’s own intelligence and energy to heal; the healing power of nature! Naturopaths understand that, given the right kind of support, your body will know what to do to get well.

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.”

-Hippocrates

After all your body is smart. It is programmed to keep you functioning and well: breathing, blinking, healing, eating, digesting, moving, seeing, hearing, thinking, talking. And you don’t have to tell it what to do, it just knows.

Vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of Nature) is the first of six naturopathic principles, and it is vital that practitioners and patients understand that it is not supplements or nutrition that is the remedy/treatment that restores your health, rather it is supporting your body’s desire to keep you alive and well.

The job of the naturopath is to help this to occur. Naturopaths support your body to regain it’s balance and recovery to allow the healing to begin.

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