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What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy or Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct, integrated system of primary health care, based on the vitalistic principles of Naturopathic philosophy and holism.


Fundamental to the practice of Naturopathy is recognition of the integrity of the person, as a whole entity, and not merely as a set of symptoms or afflictions.

Naturopathy Takes into Account:
  • Respect for the healing processes of Nature

  • Physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, genetic, social and environmental factors.

  • Empowerment of the individual to take responsibility for his or her own health process.

Although it is both a concept of healing, and a way of life, modern Naturopathy has evolved to become a science-based system of healthcare requiring five years of full-time university training in South Africa.

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