What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy does not simply treat the manifestation of a disease and its effects, but rather searches for the cause and treats it. The prevention of disease is achieved through naturopathic education, which builds a lifestyle that supports health and wellbeing.

A Naturopath assists in supporting and stimulating the healing power of nature in the gentlest, least invasive and most efficient manner possible. They use a range of methods to assist in the healing process including herbal medicine, nutrition – diet and lifestyle recommendations, vitamins and minerals, flower essences, homeopathy, hair, tongue, and nail analysis, Iridology and massage.


The Naturopath views and treats each individual as a whole, composed of a complex interaction of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and other factors. Clients suffering from everyday colds as well as some more serious, chronic conditions such as allergies may benefit from naturopathic treatment.

Exercise physiologist Merendi Leverett from Merendi Health & Wellness said Naturopathy is great when all modern medicine has failed.

“It helps cleanse and re-start the body’s natural processes, especially within the digestive area,” Merendi explained.

“I personally have had Naturopathic treatment after suffering many months of fatigue and excessive tiredness. Through a few different assessments – tongue analysis and iridology – the Naturopath identified my digestive system was sluggish and not performing at its best.

“I have also recently referred one of my own staff members to see a Naturopath, as over the past 18 months her immune system seems to have been suppressed and she is forever catching, colds, flus and tummy bugs,” she said.

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