Western Herbal Medicines: are prescribed according to their category and action. They are given in the form of teas, powders, tinctures or creams, these will support the specific organ, tissue or body system, to repair and function properly. If the health issue is acute or chronic, herbal medicines will often have something to offer.
Naturopathy: is a broad term for many natural healing methods, that promote the body to heal its self, using natural methods. Some of the naturopathic therapies I use are: skin brushing, Bach flowers, hydrotherapy, juicing, superfood powders, castor oil packs and self oil massage.
Ayurveda: is the divine "Science of life", from India, an ancient form healthcare that has a naturopathic philosophy, with texts books dating back 2000 years ago. Ayurveda is full of beneficial medical methods and treatment protocols for the benefit of mankind. Primarily it uses an element system of the body to treat and diagnose, these are kapha, pitta and vata, corresponding to earth/water, water/fire and air/ether, respectively. Ayurveda emphasises good health with proper digestion and believes all disease starts and ends in the stomach.