Naturopathy is becoming an increasingly popular form of alternative therapy. Many people are now turning to natural remedies for a wide range of ailments and conditions.
However, some Australians still have preconceived ideas on herbalism and naturopathy. Fear of the unknown has shaped public perception and this has been further perpetuated by the mainstream media.
Naturopathy is unscientific.
The main criticism against natural medicine is that it is unfounded. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There have been many medical studies on the healing effects of natural ingredients and supplements. Similar to modern medicine, naturopathy is based on scientific research. However, unlike western methods, naturotherapy adopts a more holistic approach to healing. Head Naturopath at the Pinnacle Health Clinic, William Shannon explains that natural treatments enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself.