A combination of alternative therapies used to treat the whole body rather than just one specific problem.
How does it work?
The naturopath will take a full medical history, ask questions about your lifestyle and look at other factors such as your mental health, where you live, the condition of your hair, skin, eyes to diagnose you. The naturopath will then use a combination of therapies, such as homepathy, herbalism, acupuncture and other alternative therapies to treat whatever complaint you may have. Nutrition is often a big part of naturopathy, so you may be tested for food allergies too.
What conditions can it treat?
Like many alternative therapies naturopaths claim to be able to treat any illness or medical complaint and help you feel better all over.
Can I have it on the NHS?
It's unlikely that you can see a naturopath on the NHS, although some may have a budget for alternative therapy.
How much does it cost?
Cost varies across the country and from therapist to therapist, expect to pay between £35-£55 for a consultation.
Where can I go to get treatment and find out more information?
Speak to your GP or visit General Council and Register of Naturopaths or British Naturopathic Association