Naturopathy and Nutrition

 

At tonika health, you can receive naturopathic treatment and advice, as well as support for better nutrition. It could help you with particular problems, such as with sleep, skin, women’s health, fatigue and anxiety. But it could also be a key to simply feeling better, having more energy and recovering more quickly from being sick or injured.

The roots of naturopathy go back thousands of years, relying on the healing wisdom of many cultures, including Indian (Ayurveda), Chinese (Taoist), Greek (Corpus Hippocraticum), Arabic and European Egyptians (Monastic). In these early civilisations people lived in a harmonious relationship with their surroundings, and the understanding of disease was accomplished by observing nature and how it interplayed with human life.

Naturopathy is considered a system of traditional medicine in Europe. In the late 1800s the practice of naturopathy spanned into North America, Western Pacific, and India. Today, naturopathy / naturopathic medicine is practiced in over 80 countries, spanning all world regions. And surprisingly, everywhere naturopathy is fundamentally based on the same 7 key principles: First, Do No Harm (primum non nocere), Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrix naturae), Treat the Cause (tolle causam), Treat The Whole Person (tolle totum), Doctor as Teacher (docere), Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and Wellbeing.

Naturopathy is using the power of nature to boost your body’s natural ability to heal. It’s an approach that looks at the big picture, knowing that illness occurs on many levels, not just one. You’ll experience the benefits of herbal medicine as well as other ways and techniques to support you.

Good nutrition is an important part of health, and we integrate naturopathy with nutrition advice. While most people basically know the parts of a healthy diet, good nutrition is much more than that: getting the right nutrients in the right portions; knowing how nutrition can help certain health conditions; sifting through too much information to find what makes sense; and then applying it to your own eating. We’ll propose healthy and nutritious meals, but when necessary suggest complementing them with therapeutic doses of nutritional supplements that are superior quality and only available from qualified healthcare practitioners.