by Sybille Gebhardt
All Naturopaths believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. If you improve your body’s functioning, then it should make itself better from whatever problem it has. For example, if you cut yourself your body heals itself, but if your immune system is under-functioning you might get an infection in that cut.
As a Naturopath I would work towards strengthening your immune system with a tailor-made programme consisting of diet, herbs, bodywork, relaxation techniques, and exercise so that if you cut yourself again you would not get an infection. Naturopathy, through the application of a range of safe, gentle and effective natural treatments to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms, works to facilitate optimum health and wellbeing.