Naturopathic Principle of Healing

The fundamental belief is in the healing power of nature – (Vis Medicatrix Naturae).The body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The healing process is ordered and intelligent; nature heals through the response of the life force. The physician’s role is to facilitate and augment this process, to identify and remove obstacles to health and recovery, and to support the creation of a healthy internal and external environment.

THE HEALING CYCLE (also known as healing crisis, curative crisis or Nature Cure house cleaning.)
Under normal conditions, minor repair is done without any special effort. A healing cycle is a special effort of the body to repair and excrete toxic waste material to restore normality. This may happen after injury or poisoning but can also be produced due to relaxation, an improved lifestyle or living conditions that enables the body to increase elimination. During a healing cycle old health problems may reoccur. Common symptoms are headache, fatigue, irritability, diarrhea, skin eruptions etc. If the conditions are good the result of the healing cycle may be improved health. During a healing cycle it is important to support and restore nerve energy. This is equal to rest. Already Hippocrates had a good idea about what happens during a healing cycle. He stated: ”Diseases are crises of purification of toxic elimination. Symptoms are the natural defenses of the body”. When acute conditions are suppressed they become chronic.