Naturopathy, Iridology and Herbalism

What is Naturopathy?

At a time when modern technology, environmental pollution, poor diet, and stress play a significant role in health, a Naturopath's ability to apply natural methods of healing is now of considerable importance. Naturopathy uses therapies to support and stimulate a healing power from within the body, “in the gentlest, least invasive, most efficient manner possible”. A Naturopath is a health practitioner who applies natural therapies which may include diet changes, food supplements, herbal remedies, exercise, lifestyle changes as well as fasting and detoxification.

Naturopaths aim "to diagnose and treat the cause" rather than simply treating the symptoms. Using a range of alternative methods of diagnosis, a Naturopath can often successfully pin-point a predisposition in the body, before the onset of acute disease, and treat the patient with specific therapies and changes in the patient's lifestyle. A naturopath uses in-house functional diagnostic tests to get to the root causes of their patients symptoms including: iridology, nail analysis, tongue analysis, urine analysis, basal temperature and pH testing. In chronic and complex conditions they might recommend laboratory testing which may involve blood, urine, hair, saliva and stool tests. Treatments include diet changes, food supplements, herbal remedies and lifestyle changes.

Iridology is one of the key in house functional diagnostic tests. The iris of the eye is comprised of many thousands of individual fibres, amongst which are located nerve endings linked directly to the brain. In iridology, every part of the body that is supplied with nerves has its corresponding reflex area on the iris of the eye, allowing us to assess the organs and tissues in that sector. Iris signs can be interpreted by the trained iridologist revealing information about the body’s genetic strengths and weaknesses, levels of inflammation and toxaemia, the efficiency of the eliminative systems and organs.

The origins of naturopathy can be found from the earliest recorded times including the teachings of Hippocrates. From19th-century Europe a German named Vincent Priessnitz developed the idea that a “nature cure” could be used to treat illness and injury, having observed how sick animals recovered from illness in the wild. He began the development of modern hydrotherapy. Another German, Johann Schroth, developed theories of clinical nutrition and his Scrothkur dry diet is still widely used in continental Europe as a treatment.

The principles of naturopathy:

  • The healing power of nature- nature has the innate ability to heal
  • Identify and treat the cause - there is always an underlying cause, be it physical or emotional
  • Do no harm- a Naturopath will never use treatments that may create other conditions
  • Treat the whole person- when preparing a treatment plan, all aspects of a person’s being are taken into consideration
  • The Naturopath as teacher- a Naturopath empowers the patient to take responsibility for his/her own health by teaching self-care
  • Prevention is better than cure - a Naturopath may remove toxic substances and situations from a patient’s lifestyle to prevent the onset of further disease


Lucinda Miller

Lucinda Miller MGNI RNI MHRegistered Naturopathic Iridologist & Master Herbalist

Lucinda started training as a naturopath in 1997 and gained a diploma in Naturopathic Iridology and Western Herbal Medicine from The Holistic Health College. In 2008 she gained a further diploma from Functional Medicine University and is a fully qualified NLP coach and mentor for kids with ADHD and Autism...

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