A Naturopath works on the concept of whole being treatment. The profession encourages the body to heal itself.
Many naturopaths are well-versed with herbs. They study herbalism as well. The naturopth may also use Homeopathy and acupuncture. Naturopathic methods of healing prefer the usage natural remedies rather than synthetic drugs and surgery. Many advocates that using natural therapies are safer.
Beside understanding the physical side of health, Naturopaths need to know psychology as well. They believe that physiological problems often have a psychology link and cause as well.
Where to learn to become a naturopath? They are certain institutes that has Naturopathy as a course. In such courses, naturopathic medicine are taught. Such places include the College of Naturopathic Medicine ( UK). In Australia places that offer such course include Southern Cross University (Bachelor of Naturopathy) and University of Western Sydney (Bachelor of Health Science) . Certainly, these are not exhaustive lists.
More information about this profession can be found with the various Naturopathic Associations and Networks around the world. Such organisations include the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Australian Naturopathic Network. Consumers may also find the right practitioner from these associations.