Gold Coast Holistic Traditional Natural Therapy Information, see below:
The Gold Coast is a major tourist destination City and has always been at the forefront of delivering excellence in Holistic Natural Complementary Health Providers and Education.
The Gold Coast offers a wide selection from a wide range of Practitioners of all Natural Therapies Modalities as well as Natural Therapies Colleges.
General Natural Therapies Information and Facts
What is Naturopathy?
Although the term "Traditional Naturopathy" originated in the late 19th Century, this Natural Healing Art and Traditional Medicine Modality can be traced back through Germany into Greece, to Hippocrates himself, and even beyond.
In Germany the name for a Naturopath is Heilpraktiker - meaning > a practitioner for healing, or Healing Practitioner, or Health Practitioner.
There have always been people who understood that healing will occur naturally in the human body, if it is given what it truly needs, that is proper diet, pure water, fresh air, sunlight, exercise, and rest.
For these people, the emphasis has not been on finding a disease and killing it, but rather on helping the body establish its own state of good health.
Today, these people are known as traditional naturopaths or naturopathic consultants.
While Naturopaths recognizes that allopathic health care is, at times, necessary, they understand that many accepted allopathic treatments may be harmful or ineffective in promoting health.
The allopathic approach tends to look at the symptom and the disease as one and the same, so that when the symptom has been eliminated, it is presumed that the disease is cured.
The naturopath, however, sees a symptom as nothing more than a signal that something is wrong.
According to naturopathic belief, when a symptom alone is eliminated, it is most likely being suppressed. Unless the original cause has also been eliminated, the symptom may return later in a chronic form.
In teaching clients how to live a healthy, holistic lifestyle, a naturopaths follows the principle of : "Do no harm"
Naturopaths do not use harmful, artificial substances such as drugs and pharmaceuticals.
Naturopaths have to undergo extensive training and have to be members of a recognised Natural Medicine Associations.
For more ... please read the Article : What is a Naturopathy
Naturopaths are often called "Holistic Practitioners", because they believe that a patient has to be seen and treated as a whole being and not just as separate parts which may present certain symptoms. By example, one can not separate the skin, in case of a skin disease, from the rest of the body. The skin is not the cause of the skin disease, and a local treatment application will hardly ever achieve a cure, it will only suppress the symptom deeper into the body.
Holistic Practitioners or Holistic Natural Therapy or just Natural Therapy are just "General terms", not treatment modalities.
Holistic simply refers to the concept of seeing the physical - mental and spiritual body as one. The name Holistic means whole. Most categories within the Natural Therapy field have an underlying philosophy of treating holistically, meaning treating the whole person, not just a part of it. This is contrary to the medical system which treats symptoms and the individual parts of a whole being in isolation.
Typical modalities which are associated with the term Holistic Natural Therapy are "Traditional Medicine" modalities such as:
and .. others such as
The Mind and Spiritual Modalities:
Counselling - Coaching - Crystal Healing - Hypnotherapy - NLP - Psychics - Reiki - Spiritual Healing .. and many more
Pain Relief is another general category, and it is not a treatment modality, rather a specialty which can encompass many different modalities, but is often a specilality for a Naturopath..
Pain relief can be achieve by various different modalities, depending on the type of pain, and where the pain is situated.
By Example: joint pain, as in neck pain or lower back pain, etc.... may be relieved by physical means, such as Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and similar, as well as specific treatments with specific pain- relieving equipment.
On the other hand, such pain may be relieved by Hypnosis - NLP - or at the more spiritual end of treatments, by Reiki, Crystal Healing and other forms of Spiritual Healing.
If the Joint pain is classified as any form of Arthritis, a Naturopath may be specialised in that form of treatment, combining Pain Relief with Naturopathic practices to eliminate the possible cause of the disease.
Therefore the category of Pain Relief or Pain Relief Centres, may encompass all of these various forms of treatment, or even all of them if the practitioner is truly holistic, seeing that most ailments, including pain have a physical, mental and spiritual element.
Another category within this directory is " Health Centre".
Health Centres are holistic in the widest sense.
Most Health Centres have a wide variety of natural therapists working in many different modalities.
Health Centres usually have "Wellness Programs", which introduce the client to a truly holistic way of treatment.
Lifestyle Coaches are often part of a Wellness or Health Centre, and so are Nutritionists.
One more important modality, esp for detoxification, which is needed for most health modalities is Colonic Irrigation -
for local Gold Coast Information on " Colon Hydrotherapy " click > Colonic