Naturopathy is at its heart the prevention and treatment of various conditions through natural remedies including diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, physical massage and therapy as well as herbal medicine amongst other treatments.
It provides non or minimally invasive treatment and looks to treat the underlying causes of any issue and the individual as a whole.
Naturopathy is a broad descriptor so it is worth researching who your practitioner is and what their qualifications are, to ensure your expectations are met.
A licensed naturopathic doctor (ND/NMD) is a primary care physician who is trained to diagnose and prescribe, while a traditional naturopath is not able to do either.
At Otium Phuket, we partner with Niche Health, run by Dr Nicha, a US trained naturopathic doctor. Together with her team, they have designed programmes specifically for optimum health for people over 50. They work with residents and guests to create bespoke plans to make healthy lifestyle choices and live with energy and vitality.
Treatment is typically natural and lifestyle oriented, however as our Health and Wellness Centre is run by a doctor, any conditions requiring specialist intervention will be identified and referred for medical treatment if necessary.