Naturopathy is a holistic healing system based on the belief that the best way to treat illness is through stimulating the natural healing forces of the body. A Naturopath believes that symptoms of disease are the manifestation of the healing forces that the body uses to eliminate toxins and get the body back into balance. Practitioners rely on the healing power of nature, acknowledging the body’s innate capacity to heal. He or she treats the cause of illness rather than the effect. Naturopaths commit themselves to the principle of ‘do no harm’, only using safe and effective natural therapies. They treat their client’s holistically, seeing the individual as a multidimensional whole, and educate, empower and motivate the patient to assume personal responsibility for his or her health by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle and diet.