Naturopathy, or “nature cure” is guided by the principle of vis medicatrix naturae – or the healing power of nature. This principle was illustrated around 450 BCE by the “father of medicine”, the Greek physician Hippocrates who said:
“ Health is the expression of a harmonious balance between various components of man’s nature, the environment and ways of life… Nature is the physician of disease. ”
With so many challenges to our health and vitality in our modern world, the naturopath combines these ancient fundamental principles with current scientific understandings of health and human systems. They emphasise prevention, treatment and promotion of optimum health and vitality through modalities that encourage the bodies self healing process.
“ If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live ”
– Mickey Spillane