NATUROPATHY

NATUROPATHY

Naturopathic medicine is a holistic system of healing which draws insights from both modern research and traditional medicine, covering almost all aspects of family health from paediatric to geriatric.  Naturopaths are trained in clinical sciences, as well as counseling and stress management, and are experts in naturopathic modalities, including herbal medicine, nutrition medicine, dietary therapy, and flower remedies. 

Naturopaths work to identify and eliminate the cause of disease, and are guided by six basic principles:

  1. Do no harm
  2. Utilize the healing power of nature
  3. Identify and treat the causes
  4. Treat the whole person
  5. Focus on preventive medicine
  6. Practice in partnership with the patient

Whole-patient care

Naturopaths recognise that health and disease are the result of an intricate and intimate interplay of physical, emotional, spiritual, familial, occupational and environmental factors.  Failure to address all aspects relevant to a patient’s pattern of health and disease fundamentally ignores the complexity of the human being.   Naturopaths are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox physicians but take a holistic approach to healing, and aim to cure disease by taking advantage of the body's self-regenerative powers and harnessing the restorative power of nature. Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness - each treatment protocol is individually tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care.   Patient wellness is achieved through patient-practitioner collaboration.  The practitioner works at all times to create an ambience of trust, honesty and positivism in the therapeutic relationship. 

Restore balance

The body has its own intuitive and sophisticated mechanism of healing.  The naturopath’s role is to support and facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal.  Naturopaths endeavour to treat the whole person by taking into account the emotional, genetic, and environmental factors that have influenced their state of health.  Unlike orthodox medicine, which focuses on symptomatic treatment, naturopathy addresses the root cause of imbalance with arange of natural therapies that support the body’s inherent ability to heal where health has deteriorated, the optimisation of health where good health prevails, and the prevention of health deterioration. 

Naturopaths can treat most conditions typically seen by a GP:

  • Allergies and food intolerances
  • Anxiety
  • Upper respiratory problems
  • Joint pains
  • Children’s ailments: colds, coughs, fever, ear infections, tonsil problmes, molluscum
  • Cholesterol management
  • Urinary problems
  • Detoxification impairments: heavy metal and toxic burden
  • Digestive disorders: IBS, digestion problems, dyspepsia, Candidiasis, intestinal problems
  • Eczema & skin conditions
  • Fatigue: viral, adrenal
  • Conception related issues, male and female
  • Period pain, PMT
  • Influenza symptoms
  • Headaches, chronic sinus issues
  • Blood pressure stabilisation
  • Infections & immune dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause and pre-menopause
  • Mood disorders: depression, anxiety
  • Relief of symptoms of upper respiratory infections
  • Warts
  • Spider veins
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Dr. Joëlle Touchette Bradford

Dr. Joëlle Touchette Bradford

Naturopathic Doctor (Canada), BSc. Clinical Nutrition (Canada)
  •  G/F 120 Stanley Main St.,
  •     Stanley Market, Hong Kong
  •  852 2372 9700
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