Naturopathy, the key to your well-being
Naturopathy is an ancient holistic natural medicine. It focuses on all aspects of the individual and aims to provide a comprehensive solution: physical, psycho-emotional, and energetic.
Naturopathy can be traced back to the 4th century BC, as it is based on the principles of Hippocrates (460 – 356 BC). It should be noted that from Antiquity to the 17th century, naturopathy was the common medicine for all. The first naturopathy school was established in 1901 in the United States under the influence of a German physician, Dr. Benedict Lust. The principles taught were based on lifestyle techniques. The biologist Pierre Valentin Marchesseau (1911-1994) was the founder of contemporary Naturopathy in France, influenced by prominent figures of the time in the USA (Lutz, Mac-Fadden, Krishnamurti) and in France (Carton, Mono, Rouhet).
Since 1978, it has been recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a Traditional Western Medicine, along with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, as they have been based on similar natural foundations and principles for millennia.
Naturopathy is complementary to modern allopathic medicine.
Naturopathy and its benefits
As you have understood, naturopathy is a comprehensive and complete method that primarily works on stimulating the body’s natural defense and balance mechanisms. The body has all the knowledge to create its natural healing processes.
The goal of the naturopath is to guide you in preserving, optimizing, or regaining balance and vitality when they are lacking. To do this, they stimulate your body’s regenerative potential by relying on your strengths.
As a natural medicine, naturopathy allows you to adopt healthy lifestyle habits for a fulfilling life.
*In naturopathy, “vitality” refers to the overall defensive, adaptive, and regulatory factors of an individual. It is complementary to modern allopathic medicine.
Naturopathy, an individualized approach
As a health educator, I offer to accompany you in optimizing a healthy lifestyle for long-lasting health. I provide you with the keys to preserve your health capital and prevent various so-called “lifestyle” disorders.
I guide you in identifying and treating the root cause of your ailments. Together, we decide on the action steps to be taken to find your personalized program and regain your vital energy. I provide you with individualized tools to reinvigorate your body’s self-regulating capacities, aiming to improve your overall health.
With a compassionate ear, I guide you through these comprehensive lifestyle reforms using a pedagogical approach. The advice is provided in writing, through practical handouts.
When necessary, I will refer you to specialized practitioners or doctors.
Man must harmonize the mind and the body
Naturopathy, why consult?
All health conditions can benefit from the services of a naturopath.
I advise you within the framework of an alternative approach to the being and the human body, one that is more natural and less invasive, on three levels:
Prevention*: through the teaching of a healthy lifestyle to maintain your health on all levels.
Support: to rebalance existing disorders, to revitalize and support your vitality.
Complementarity: with allopathic medicine and other health approaches, to support the side effects of a treatment and improve living conditions.
*According to the WHO: “Prevention refers to all actions aimed at reducing the incidence of a disease and thus reducing the occurrence of new cases. By acting upstream, this prevention prevents the onset of the disease.”
Naturopathy and its tools
- Bio-nutrition and bio-dietetics for optimal nutrition
- Stress management techniques and emotional well-being
- Physical activity or tailored movement for a healthy body
- Manual and energy techniques such as massage and Reiki
- Phytotherapy: the use of medicinal plants
- Aromatherapy: essential oils and hydrosols
What is Naturopathy?
Naturopathy is a system of healthcare that emphasizes the maintenance of overall health through natural means. It advocates for the concept of “health capital,” which involves actively taking care of one’s health and well-being using natural methods. Naturopathy considers the individual in all dimensions, assuming that humans can express themselves on various levels: physical, energetic, emotional, mental, spiritual, sociocultural, and even ecological.
Why consult a naturopath?
Naturopathy can help with a wide range of health issues, including digestive disorders, sleep problems, allergies, chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, anxiety, depression, and more. It is also useful for disease prevention and improving overall health.
Who can benefit from naturopathy?
Everyone can benefit from naturopathy! It is a holistic approach to health that can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of their physical condition or age. It is suitable for individuals who wish to take control of their health naturally, adopting healthy lifestyle habits and using natural methods to support their well-being.
How does a naturopathic consultation work?
The initial consultation with a naturopath typically lasts around 1.5 hours. Unlike a medical doctor who diagnoses a specific condition, a naturopath engages in an in-depth dialogue with the client, exploring personal history, medical background, lifestyle, diet, constraints, and more. Based on this assessment, the naturopath develops an individualized wellness plan aimed at teaching and advising on healthier lifestyle practices, addressing physiological, energetic, psychological, environmental, and even sociological needs. This vitality assessment allows for personalized recommendations, tailored treatment plans, and techniques to guide the individual towards optimal health.
How many naturopathic consultations are needed?
Typically, 2 to 3 sessions are necessary to address a specific condition. It is advised not to exceed more than 8 weeks between appointments to ensure satisfactory results.
Is naturopathy covered by insurance?
Yes, today 38 health insurance companies partially or fully cover naturopathic consultations. In this case, I will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company. Naturopathy is recognized as a non-conventional medicine, which means it is not covered by national health insurance.