Readers of my book Leaf to Life (buy now in Amazon books) would realise that my approach to treating and preventing diseases is always WHOLISTIC. Even herbs are chosen as far as possible for the physical body and the mind and even the soul. For example, the herb Rose has cooling properties for the body/skin and a calming effect on the mind. Rose has the spiritual effect on the soul – it helps you to love yourself more., especially after a broken relationship. You have to take it to believe in it.
I don’t use this word as just another trendy word or a marketing tagline. My patients know I mean it in word and deed, i.e. in all my consultation sessions. Unfortunately, many people do not appreciate the fact that we all need to heal not just the physical body (the acne, skin rash, lumps, joint pain, sinusitis etc.) but also the mind, and the soul.
This is why many times yours and my health care regime – diet or supplementation and exercise, do not give results.
And, listen to this – we must heal the body, mind, and soul at the same time and not separately. Often it flows like this – Doctor for the body, the psychologist for the mind and priest/pastor for the soul.
As we are body, mind, and soul working together, to heal is to heal the whole body. This is what thousands of years ago, the famed Greek Philosopher Plato said – Treat the whole person (tolle totum). In reality, a naturopath does not only treat diseases but the whole person. When the whole person is well, the body will balance by itself. This is the ultimate goal of a good and ethical naturopath.