Janet Wrathall has ten years of Naturopathic Medicine clinical experience. She has undergone training in the UK and internationally and with some of the most talented forward thinking innovators in the Natural Medicine Sector. Here she talks to us about her passion.
“Naturopathy is effectively an independent alternative healthcare profession in its own right, but it does aim to work in an integrated way with the modern allopathic medical model when required.
“Its roots are in the ancient traditions, but this century has seen its coming together with scientific study. Particularly with the realm of quantum medicine, which is beginning to explain why acupuncture may work and that our bodies do not just work at a bio-chemical level, but at an energetic sub atomic level where there is a sea of communication between the atoms. If this communication network is blocked then our bodies cannot function at an optimum level. Heavy metals are one of the worst culprits e.g. mercury in teeth fillings and vaccinations or chemicals in the atmosphere, foods, drink and body care products.
“State registered Naturopaths (ND) receive extensive training in anatomy, physiology and pathology as well as modern western assessment techniques. They have to have an excellent understanding of how the body works and what happens when things go wrong. They are also trained in one or two specialist areas like modern herbal medicine, nutrition or homeopathy.
“Naturopathic medicine works on all levels; body, mind and spirit. It uses various modalities, such as herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, ground breaking energy medicine systems as mentioned, diet and nutrition, in depth detoxification/cleansing programmes, counselling, musculoskeletal and emotional balancing to help conquer health issues. From the common cold to very serious conditions like MS and rheumatoid arthritis, naturopathic medicine can help.
“All these treatments help to clear the body of a build-up of toxic waste and therefore the reduction of inflammation, which is essentially what disease is all about.
“Initially an in depth assessment is done in order to establish the root cause of the disease followed by unique body fit treatment plan.
“Naturopaths are basically biological forensic scientists putting the clues together and then starting from ground zero in our approach to first cleanse the body and then rebuild it back to a balanced and vital state.”