These are terms that are used frequently in the holistic, natural and eco-friendly community. Special thanks to our reference-checked Professional Members for researching and providing these definitions.


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Term Definition

Naturopaths are natural health practitioners who help you to solve your health issues without the use of drugs or surgery.  Naturopaths employ many different methods of healing, which may include herbs, tinctures, teas, essential oils, reflexology, energy work, supplements, nutrition, massage, accupressure, and other techniques.  

All techniques used by naturopaths are based on natural methods using food, water, air, exercise, sleep, energy and management of emotions.  Modern methods may be employed to enhance the treatments.  Naturopaths take the creed "First, do no harm" very seriously.  They believe that chemicals and prescription drugs are harmful to the body.  

The most important thing naturopaths do is to treat YOU as a whole person, not a set of symptoms.  Naturopaths will work with you to discover the CAUSE of your symptoms, so that they will go away permanently, completely, and naturally.

From Dr. Sherrie Reimers, N.D.

Find a local Naturopath by clicking here to search our HCC Member Directory.

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