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You can find more about each one by clicking on the links below: Further Info... Want to find out more?  If you need more in-depth information on therapies or healing modalities, such as how they’re regulated, current research/ clinical trials, how they actually work, which types are recommended for which conditions etc., please visit our Useful Contacts page, where we’ve listed most of the national therapy and healing organisations, councils, associations and other professional bodies, along with their websites, to help you easily find what you need. If you’re looking for training in Holistic Therapies or Healing, also see our North West Events Diary  and Courses, Workshops & Retreats Directory  for forthcoming advertised Courses or Workshops. Disclaimer: Our Holistic Therapists’ Directory is designed to provide advertising space where holistic health professionals and healers can promote their work online. Whilst we try to maintain a good standard of listings on the site, the fact that a therapist or practitioner's details are on display, does not imply any personal or professional recommendation by us (Holistic Promotions). We accept the details offered to us by each practitioner in good faith - that includes their therapy qualifications, memberships/ registrations etc. Each of our listed practitioners should be happy to provide evidence of their stated qualifications & professional memberships, plus relevant insurance cover if required - which we suggest you ask to see at the first appointment or sooner, for your own peace of mind. We are not responsible for any actions, behaviour or claims made by the therapists/ practitioners listed on this site. Information about therapies shown in our Therapists’ Directory is for general interest and guidance only, and is not intended to replace professional healthcare advice. Although a basic guide to each therapy is included for reference, we do not offer a general information service, and are unable to answer inquiries about specific therapies, health conditions, or recommend any types of treatment etc.  If you need further information about any therapies or healing modalities, please contact the relevant listed practitioners, or the therapy specific Associations, Councils or Regulatory bodies - most of which you will find listed on our Useful Contacts page. Naturopathy, also known as naturopathic medicine, is a holistic system of healthcare that aims to restore, maintain, and promote good health using the healing power of nature. It is based on the idea that the body can always heal itself if we give it the right conditions - that means eating a healthy, nutritious diet, drinking pure water, and getting plenty of sunshine, fresh air, exercise, rest and relaxation. The modern form of naturopathy originated from the 19th century European 'nature cure' practices, but the ideas can be traced back to Ancient Greece, and are believed to have first been explored by the philosopher Hippocrates. Naturopathy is based on several main principles...   Practitioners acknowledge that the body has the power to heal itself naturally; they look at the connection between the physical, mental, emotional and biochemical aspects of the individual, believing any imbalance within these can lead to ill health; they regard each person as unique, and they believe that illness can be eliminated by looking at the cause, not just the symptoms. During a consultation, a naturopathic practitioner will firstly try and identify the cause of the symptoms... what led to the condition in the first place. They will usually take a detailed medical history, asking about your lifestyle, any conventional treatment you are using, and your general background. They may use various techniques such as Iridology (looking at the iris in your eyes), or examining the condition of your tongue and nails to try and establish your general state of health. They may also recommend certain tests be carried out, perhaps on blood or hair samples, if they're needed. In offering treatment under naturopathic principles, practitioners generally avoid the use of surgery or orthodox medicine, believing that pharmaceutical drugs add to any toxicity which may already be present within the body. Instead, they offer a personally tailored treatment plan for each patient as an individual, aimed at bringing the whole person back into a balanced state of health, which may incorporate a range of complementary therapies as they feel appropriate. This could include nutritional therapy, fasting, detoxification, traditional Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, kinesiology, relaxation techniques, exercise, herbal remedies and more. They may also recommend visits to other specialist practitioners if required. Naturopaths will treat both acute and chronic conditions, but as they regard health to be more than just the absence of disease, they also try to empower each patient with the knowledge to take responsibility for their own health. Therefore, offering advice about healthy changes in lifestyle or diet is an integral part of the treatment. Naturopathy can help treat and prevent many conditions in a gentle and effective way, including bowel problems, candida, menstrual problems, chronic tiredness, headaches and migraine and many more. To Search for a Naturopath in the North West, please go to our Holistic Therapists’ Directory Listings Our Therapists’ Directory covers these North West areas:  Cumbria, Lancashire, Gtr Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Wirral & North Wales. You may also like to try: Ayurveda, Detox Therapies, Nutritional Therapy Find Naturopaths & Naturopathic Practitioners in the North West UK: ADVERTISE your THERAPY PRACTICE... Add your practice details to our Therapist’s Directory today, and see the difference it can make to your client base.. Click Here to find out more..