Naturopathy, Nature’s path, means a no-medical natural approach aimed at harmoniously rebalancing the body, through the development of the human being’s innate self-healing and self-awareness capacities. In order to achieve a real “body ecology” Naturopathy adopts a holistic-energetic approach when dealing with the natural harmonization of a person s’ body functions.
Naturopathy makes use of a combination of many natural methodologies, among which: nutritional re-education, plantar reflexology, flower therapy, herbal medicine, etc.
Naturopathy excludes any diagnosis or drug therapy that is directly aimed at treating specific diseases, which remain the prerogative of graduates in medicine and surgery.
A naturopath is not a medical professional. Rather, his assessment is based on an energetic-functional analysis which considers the person as a whole. In reconstructing a person’s history the naturopath investigates into the causes which led to the psycho-physical imbalance.
The naturopath’s role is helping an individual become aware of the importance of his physical, emotional and mental health, as well as stimulating the self-healing and self-awareness capacities which are innate in the human being.
The naturopath is an operator of wellness: he informs and educates persons to listen to their body and to the signals sent by it. He also assists customers by using natural techniques and therapies capable of boosting harmony, thus improving their state of health and quality of life.
Health is a dynamic event, something to be constantly built or re-built. It necessarily implies the participation of the individual, a main actor in this process, with the possible support of a guide. In Germany the naturopath (Heilpraktiker) is a professional figure recognized by law, since 1939, who operates within the national health system.