Naturopathy is a holistic approach which aims to improve the state of overall well-being. It considers the human being as a whole: physical, mental, emotional, environmental, and aims to restore balance to the body by natural means.
The concept of naturopathy appeard in about 400 B.C. with Hippocrates, the great Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, considered as the “father of medicine”. The term naturopathy was made by John H. Scheel in 1895 and comes from the Latin word natura, “nature” and from de Greek meaning Pathos “disease, evil.” Naturopathy would mean treating pain or illness by nature. In the late nineteenth century, the German Benedict Lust, osteopathic physician and chiropractor, founded naturopathy. His doctrine: vitalism, healing power from nature.
Naturopathy therefore calls on natural methods and is based on the stimulation of the self-healing mechanisms of the body. Often the individual is not able to activate its own strengths as its vital energy is insufficient. Many factors gradually deplete this vital energy and reduce the capital health of individuals: stress, overwork, bad habits, devitalizing agents (tobacco, alcohol, drugs, etc.), poor diet, harmful or traumatic life experiences. It is precisely in this context that naturopathy works with each person to help restore psychological and physiological balance and maintain ones health homeostasis.
Our school offers rich and complete training in naturopathy rich as each individual is unique and requires access to a state of overall well being.
The teaching that we offer allows each learner to be guided through a logical, practical and coherent path which connects each holistic matter.
Our practice laboratories allow understanding of the procedures and protocols for each discipline. The student is able to make balance “diagnosis” which differs and can complete the diagnosis from conventional medicine. The practitioner questions the customer about his habits, history, his nutrition to define the disorder factors and determine the most effective natural method.
Thereafter, the naturopathic practitioner attempts to relieve symptoms by determining the origin. By health actions, he accompanies the client to a state of balance. The methods and natural remedies are varied: massages, physical manipulation, reflexology, aromatherapy, herbal remedies, flower essences, nutritional counseling, etc. All these practices take into account the human being in his entirety. The naturopath encourages customers to adopt a favorable attitude to life and to maintaining good health.
WHO IS THIS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR
The training is aimed for all those interested by a global and holistic approach to body and also to all those who wish to re orientate in the natural health field and practice a profession with no age limit in an open and expanding field.
It is also for anyone wishing to learn about natural holistic methods for personal purposes or for their relatives.
It also concerns those already working in the sector of holistic disciplines, wellness, medical, paramedical, physical education or training and who wish to complete their path. They can, in this case, choose to do the naturopathic training through 2 years or a shorter cycle of specialization depending on the desired skills.
Professional holistic disciplines and Naturopathy can exercise the profession in a liberal context and associate with other practitioners.
They can also find opportunities in many structures and especially to:
- Wellness and fitness centers
- Thermal structures, thalassotherapy and spas
- Retirement homes or birth clinics
- Specialty shops in food and organic products
- Medical and paramedical structures that are moving increasingly towards alternative medicine.
They can also work as a coach with companies or as advisor to the laboratories of food supplements.
“Naturopathic medicine is not a medical practice. The naturopath does no medical diagnosis and does not prescribed medicine”(Source OMS)