Scope of practice

Naturopathy covers many aspects of well- being. We use herbal medicine, nutrients and supplements, homeobotanical and homeopathic remedies, essential oils, flower remedies. We advise on diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes. Some naturopaths may also practise massage and other body work.

By means of investigation Naturopathy may use blood tests, live blood analysis, urine, saliva and hair analysis. Iridology and kinesiology are also techniques used.

Naturopaths recognised by the NMHNZ received a rigorous training for at least 3 years. All courses teach anatomy, physiology, pathology of disease and chemistry. They also receive in-depth training in herbal medicine and nutrition.