Naturopathic medicine can treat most common medical problems. The conditions listed below are an example of conditions that can be treated but don't worry if you do not see your condition here, it does not mean that naturopathy cannot help:
Allergies: Environmental and food allergies.
Alopecia (Hair Loss): Stress-induced alopecia, hypothyroid alopecia. Typical regimens involve correcting underlying metabolic and/ or hormonal imbalances.
Autoimmune Disorders: Thyroid problems, rheumatoid arthritis, Addison's disease, Reynaud's and others.
Cardiovascular Disease: Including hypertension, high cholesterol, heart arrhythmias, atherosclerosis, angina, peripheral arterial disease, raised homocysteine. Treatments for cardiovascular disease almost always involve dietary modifications, some kind of exercise regimen and a nutritional supplement regimen. Severe cases need to be co-managed with a cardiologist.
Dermatological Disorders: Acne, eczema, skin infections such as impetigo, ringworm, jock itch and Athlete's Foot.
Digestive Disorders: Including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal dysbiosis (gut microflora imbalances or intestinal candida overgrowth), ulcerative colitis, food allergies, peptic ulcers, pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, gall bladder irritation (cholecystitis), small gallstones (cholelithiasis), hepatitis, liver congestion or fatty liver (non-alcoholic steatic hepatitis), Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis. Treatments may include dietary modification, allergy testing, immune modulation.
Endocrine (Hormonal Disorders): Including Type 2 diabetes, thyroid problems (hypo / hyper), under - or overactive adrenal gland, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopausal symptoms, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Environmental Disorders: Chemical sensitivity, poor liver enzyme function (cytochrome P450).
Genitourinary Disorders: Chronic and acute urinary tract infections, kidney stone prevention, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, cystitis.
Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose & Throat: Sinusitis, ear infections, chronic glandular enlargements, chronic sore throat, macular degeneration.
Immune System Disorders: Chronic fatigue syndrome, poor immunity, allergies, chronic infections.
Men's Health: Prostate disorders, cardiovascular health, low libido.
Metabolic Disorders: Metabolic syndrome, obesity.
Musculoskeletal Disorders: Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, gout.
Neurological Conditions: Depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sciatica, diabetic neuropathy and other neuropathies.
Pediatrics: Food allergies, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eczema, asthma, colds, flu, and chronic diarrhea.
Respiratory disorders: Acute and chronic / recurring respiratory infections, bronchitis, asthma.
Women's Health: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fibrocystic breasts, breast cancer prevention, hypothyroidism, menopausal care, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fertility problems, depression, fibroids (if small), estrogen dominance, libido issues, weight loss.
Naturopathy may also be used to treat conditions for which conventional medicine has little to offer. These include: Fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or digestive problems, food intolerances, depression, feeling 'spaced' or 'wooly headed, feeling 'unwell', poor memory, poor concentration, blood sugar problems, sugar craving, reduced resistance to infection, ongoing infection that is slow to heal, hormonal imbalances, sleep problems, bloating, recurrent yeast infections, headaches, feeling 'under-par', disease prevention.
In addition, naturopathic medicine is well suited to helping you manage the sometimes uncomfortable side effects of medical treatments for many chronic conditions. This is done with careful research to ensure that naturopathic treatments not only do not interfere with your medical treatment, but serve to complement it.
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RTE Nationwide feature on Herbal medicine, including launch of St. Anne's Physic garden, Jan Keating and the IRH (16:55 minutes in)
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