A naturopath is not a therapy many people may know of but it has proven to help some common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. When choosing a Naturopath as your chosen therapy specialism to help you, it is likely you have a lot of questions about what to expect. It is common to have some apprehension if therapy is new to you. We at Seek a Therapy want to help answer your questions and concerns surrounding Naturopath in order to help you select the right therapist for you. On this page, we have included some of the most common questions a person may have before attending their first session.
What Is Naturopath?
A Naturopath is a health practitioner who applies natural therapies. Her/his spectrum comprises far more than fasting, nutrition, water, and exercise; it includes approved natural healing practices such as Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and Herbal Medicine, as well as the use of modern methods like Bio-Resonance, Ozone-Therapy, and Colon Hydrotherapy.
Naturopathy uses a series of principles and beliefs to create individual treatment plans. Naturopathy principles and beliefs include identifying and removing obstacles to recovery to allow natural self-healing. A naturopath practitioner works on treating the body, mind and spirit to help resolve underlying physical or mental issues. It is a regular practice that naturopath specialists will choose treatment plans that do not have harmful side effects or control symptoms negatively. Not only will a naturopath attempt to help the process of healing but they often like to empower you in self-care. This way you can be best prepared against future health challenges. A naturopath also likes to look at your lifestyle and remove toxic substances from your lifestyle to help prevent problems from arising.
What to Expect From Naturopath
Naturopathic doctors create care plans for your individual needs and health conditions. This means the treatment plans they offer can vary, but they all follow similar principles. Most treatments include food and nutrition but will often customize recommendations for your needs. A diet plan will typically use whole foods, for example, fruit, vegetables, lean meat, and whole grains.
The doctor may also offer advice on maximizing nutritional value by eating seasonal, local food. Some believeTrusted Source food is better for the body when consumed raw, rather than cooked.
Treatments that they can offer include: –
- diet and nutrition.
- Exercise and lifestyle changes.
- Homoeopathy is a type of natural medicine.
- Manipulative therapy, for instance, putting pressure on certain parts of the body to establish balance
- Herbal supplements
What Is The Difference Between Herbalism And Naturopath?
A herbalist studies herbal medicine whereas a Naturopath studies nutrition, homoeopathy, lifestyle changes in addition to herbal medicine.
Naturopaths use a wide-ranging set of healing tools, unlike herbalists who specialise in the use of herbal remedies to achieve the best outcome for you.
Naturopaths focus on treating the body as a whole physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. They tend to look at finding the cause of your health complaints, not just treating symptoms.
Can Naturopath Help Depression and Anxiety?
Naturopaths have been known to help people suffering from depression, anxiety and stress. Naturopathic treatments are usually not a person’s first source of healthcare. People often seek naturopathic remedies when traditional or other complementary treatments are not effective.
How Much Does A Typical Naturopath Session Cost?
If you are based in the UK you cannot ask your GP for help with a Naturopath specialist but often there is a wait. If this is the case then you can go private ( and we have several therapists in our directory in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia) where costs range from £40/$50 per session and sometimes can go up to £300/$500 and occasionally more depending upon the therapist’s experience, speciality and location.
How Do I Know Which Specialist To Choose?
One of the most important parts of therapy is the relationship between yourself and the therapist in order to be able to trust and open up about all your thoughts and feelings in order to be able to work on them.
When you find the right practitioner that offers you good communication, a partnership, trust, goals and a feeling of genuine understanding then together, over time, you will be able to challenge your thoughts, beliefs and perceptions.
What If Naturopath Doesn’t Work For Me?
First of all, don’t worry!
If you think Naturopath is the right therapy but you have the wrong therapist then you have every right to seek a second opinion and you will not offend your therapist, they just want you to heal from your difficulty as best you can, you deserve to feel better. If, on the other hand, you don’t feel Naturopath is working at all then do not be disheartened, there are many, many different types of therapy that can help and Naturopath is only one type. Use our therapy directory to find a different therapy, you may find hypnotherapy works better or possibly some holistic treatment. The key is not to think this is your only option.
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Please note: This information should not replace professional medical advice, it is purely for informational purposes. At all times when you are in crisis please first seek help from your GP or another medical professional. Thank you