Great philosopher of the Ancient period, Hippocrates was a famous Greek physician of the century of Pericles, traditionally considered as the “father of medicine”.
Born around 460 BC on the island of Cos and died in 377 BC. in Larissa, Hippocrates is still considered to this day as one of the greatest masters of medicine.
One of the many quotes from Hippocrates which are still famous:
Very early, with this simple quote, Hippocrates already guided us on the good hygiene of life to adopt. To this day, it remains more relevant than ever and involves us in the self-management of our health. There is no miracle pill; everything is connected. Prevention must remain the major asset to prevent disease.
As such, Naturopathy finds a legitimate and natural place in the apprehension of physiological imbalances that can induce disorders with more or less seriousness.
A concept of preventive medicine
The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks naturopathy as the 3rd traditional medicine in the world. It is on these bases that the International Labor Office officially registered it in 1968 and that for its part, UNESCO considers it as a traditional medicine as well.
Today the WHO defines health for the individual as a “complete state of physical, mental and social well-being” and according to the WHO, “naturopathy is a set of treatment methods aimed at strengthening the body’s defenses by means considered natural and organic”.
Naturopathy thus contributes to the promotion of comprehensive and sustainable health, which never replaces conventional medicine but supplements it.
4 main pillars define it:
Vitalism: Awareness of vital energy
Humorism: Body fluids
Causalism: The why?
Hygienism: A simple and healthy life
The Naturopath supports anyone wishing to make the necessary changes to become “proactive” in their daily health and well-being.
He essentially helps to realize that everyone is involved in their lifestyle, which will influence the appearance (or not) of future health disorders. The naturopath’s advice covers: diet, micro-nutrition, physical exercise and the management of stress and emotions.
The patient learns how to optimize his diet, which physical exercise suits him best, how to manage his emotions and stress, how to support and strengthen his vitality, how to detoxify his body, how to put in place preventive actions on a daily basis to stay more healthy, but also how to use traditional plants and essential oils for a better well-being.
The Naturopath informs you on the right things to do on a daily basis, but that is only part of the way; the rest will then become the personal realization of the patient’s own care.
And this is how we realize that a (metabolic) disease, except for genetic inheritance, cannot be caught like a virus by chance and with the wind. So, by awareness, by other attitudes and lifestyles, we finally realize that these disorders, these “pathologies” are not inevitable. Thus, we realize that it is possible to interact with and on them, in order to relieve these disorders, reduce them and finally make them disappear.
Some examples of treatment by our Naturopaths:
– Severe acne for teenagers
– Unexplained weight gain (or difficulty in gaining weight)
– Blood circulation disorders (including hemorrhoids)
– Mood disorders: chronic anxiety (depression / Burn out)
Nocturnal insomnia / chronic stress
– Inflammatory joint pain
– Digestive disorders (digestion problems) / Transit disorders (constipation or diarrhea)
– Metabolic disorders: Diabetes / Cholesterol / Hyper tension
– Menstrual disorders / Menopause
– Thyroid disorders
– Allergies (including asthma)