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The origins of naturopathy trace back to ancient Greece when Hippocrates, the “Father of Modern Medicine”. He described the human organism as a combination of body, mind and spirit, linked to the four elements of the natural world, earth, air, fire and water.

Hippocrates believed that all illness was the result of an imbalance in the body of the four humours - fluids which in health were naturally equal in proportion (pepsis). When the four humours, blood, black bile, yellow bile and phlegm, were not in balance (dyscrasia, meaning "bad mixture"), a person would become sick until the balance was restored. Hippocratic therapy was directed towards restoring this balance.

For instance, using citrus was thought to be beneficial when phlegm was overabundant. The therapeutic approach was based on "the healing power of nature" ("vis medicatrix naturae"). According to this doctrine, the body contains within itself the power to re-balance the four humours and heal itself (physis).

Hippocratic therapy focused on easing this natural process by encouraging "rest and immobilisation”. He emphasized keeping the patient clean and sterile and prescribing clean water and nourishing food. The primary objective was and still is (ironically) as stated in the Hippocratic oath, to do no harm.

The role of the naturopathic clinician is to facilitate this process through educating our patients and prescribing a range of complementary medicines. The study of naturopathy includes herbal medicine, diet and nutrition, flower essences, mineral therapy and nutritional supplementation.

Naturopathic diagnostic techniques include conducting a full-length consultation and iris analysis. Tests may be ordered if deemed necessary. Naturopathy comprises primarily of Nutritional Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine and Iridology.

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International consultations available

These encompass the use of video conferencing, email, texting and telephone. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange your app. Cost is 60 euro for a first consult (1 1/2 hrs) returns are 50 euro (1 hr). Treatment plans including naturopathic diagnosis, treatment principles and treatment in terms of diet, lifestyle and supplement advice will be forwarded by email. Herbs can be supplied worldwide.

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Telephone: 00 353 091 533030
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