The Healing Power of Nature | Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
The second principle of Naturopathic Medicine is 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄.
While this principle is based on the idea of 𝗩𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘅 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗲 or the body's innate ability to heal itself, I like to think of it as a two- pronged approach to naturopathic medicine.
Our bodies are smart. They are a machine. And when they are well cared for, they will run the way we want them to.
But sometimes we need to get back to our roots. And this is where the two-pronged approach comes in. Our bodies are smart and can heal with nature.
So I like to think of this principle as including the literal healing power of nature.
Harnessing the power of nature can mean using hydrotherapy, botanicals, homeopathy and even manual therapies such as massage and adjustments!
Curious about botanicals and want a little refresher on tinctures? You can find a post about that here.