The belief in the healing power of nature is one of the core principles of Naturopathy.
This healing power is an inherent, self-organizing, ordered healing process of ALL living systems which establishes, maintains and restores health. There are natural laws surrounding life, health and disease. These laws involve living in harmony with nature and recognizing the wisdom of the body to heal itself.
The role of naturopathic practitioners is to support, facilitate and augment this process by identifying and removing obstacles to health and recovery, and by supporting the creation of both a healthy internal and external environment.
In the western medical system, the doctor’s knowledge is intended to supersede the disease process whereas naturopathy does not do battle with disease.
Symptoms are the manifestation of the body's attempt to defend and heal itself.
For example vomiting and diarrhea can be the body’s attempt to recover from ingestion of a poison. When the root cause of symptoms and the obstacles preventing or disrupting healing are identified and addressed the body initiates the healing process without any outside help.
The domestic dog as we know it today, has evolved with nature over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. Dogs have not evolved in veterinary clinics or using pharmaceuticals. Instead, they evolved to survive through the grace and abundance of natural resources that made up their living environment, just as man and all other animals have.
Abide by the Laws of Health, provide the natural resources, environment and living conditions that each species needs and their health will thrive!
Author - Jennifer Lee
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