Jodi Duval is an experienced and fully qualified Naturopath with a degree in health science and nutrition. Naturopathy is both an art and a science. Naturopaths are prevention medicine specialists. Today naturopaths use scientific evidence as well as traditional evidence in their practice.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body, and unfavourable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Medicine emphasises disease as a process rather than as an entity.
Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on the individual patient – their physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors. In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, natural therapies including botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, may also be used during treatments.
In Australia, the naturopathic profession’s infrastructure includes accredited educational institutions, professional licensing, national standards of practice, participation in many health initiatives, and a commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research.
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