• This is a brief introduction in to the field of Naturopathic and
• This presentation is an education presentation of the common herbs and
supplements that are used to treat common illnesses.
• The presentation will educate the reader on herbology, nutrition, and life
• We will also discuss the role of the naturopath and how it may help
maintain a healthier lifestyle.
• This presentation should not be used to diagnose or treat any kind of
injuries or illness without consulting with your primary doctor.
• Any alternative methods of healing such as herb therapy, nutritional
changes, or other methods of healing should be discussed with your
• Combining some therapies or herbs with conventional medication can
cause adverse reactions, unwanted side effects, or even death.
• Traditional Naturopath – These are certified/licensed professionals that
only practice medicine by traditional methods without the use of
conventional drugs (aspirin, Tylenol, etc). The approach is through herbs
and other natural therapies.
• Conventional Naturopath – This is a licensed professional that has
attended a Naturopathic Medical College and can prescribe drugs to the
general public. This professional uses natural therapies but mostly uses
drugs as an MD/DO. This professional can be referred to as a NMD
(Naturopathic Medical Doctor)
• Nutritionist – This professional specialized in whole-food nutrition to cure
or treat elements and prevent disease. This is a professional that does not
have to attend a school of nutrition but could learn by correspondence
• Clinical Dietician – This is a license/registered professional that directs
and prescribes nutritional therapies for patients that are in a hospital or
clinical setting. This professional may interpret lab results, perform
nutritional counseling, and may prescribe therapies to patients in high
acuity areas ( ICU, CCU, Burn Units, etc).
• Herbologist - This professional is a person that specialize in plant therapy.
This professional can tailor herbs to treat diseases according to the
symptoms of illness. This is an expert in harvesting and preparations of
• Shaman - This is a tribal position elected to perform a work of a
“medicine man”. This professional is elected by tribal elders and chiefs of
the village and can oversee all medical interventions and treatments in
the village. The Shaman is also the key to the spiritual ram of healing
• Tribal Doctor (Traditional Medical Practitioner) – This is referred to as a
traditional Medical Practitioner. Witch doctors are people that practice
spiritual medicine to cure or treat the patient. The witch doctor will
prescribe herbal meds, blood and animal sacrifice, and dancing to
summon the spirits to treat the patient.
• Systolic Blood Pressure – The first strong beat that is heard through a
• Diastolic Blood Pressure – The last strong beat that is heard through a
• Tinctures – These are remedies that are used outside of the body to
cleanse or aid in pain relief. These tonics are mostly made from vodka.
• Salve – These are remedies that are used on the outside of the body to
heal small wounds or cuts. Mostly made from oils or with raw honey.
Philosophy of Practice
• In the field of naturopathy, all healing methods rely on natures strength to
cure or treat the patient.
• The sunlight, fresh air, clean pure water, and whole nutrition are ways
how a naturopath might approach a particular illness.
• Naturopaths will employ other herbs, manipulations, and various
therapies that you can conduct at home to relieve the symptoms or
• A naturopath may have may treatment techniques that are quite different
from other natural therapies. All therapies must be tailored to the patient
and never generic (the same for everyone).
• Naturopaths may conduct hair and dry blood analysis to detect illness.
They may also conduct electrical impulse test to detect sensitivity (disease
or symptom causing agent).
Soft Tissue Lining
• Red Onion – is a vegetable
that has long been a healer
of many. This onion can
treat many elements such
as ulcers, conjunctivitis
(pink eye), small wounds,
and has the ability to heal
the after effects of gastric
diseases (erosions) over
• Orange Peels – This fruit is
not only high in vitamin C
but may reduce gastritis by
sitting the peels into a hot
cup of water and drinking
the liquid from the peel.
• It is also a remedy for
• Basil – This plant has
antibiotic properties to it.
By holding a fresh leaf on
the wound and covering
with bandage it will
prevent disease cause
bacteria to get into the
wound. Plus it is a localized
• This plant can also be used
in a tea as a relaxant.
Fundamentals of Tinctures
• Tincture are made from herbs and
• The mixture is prepared that morning
and is sat in a mason jar for 1-3 days
to infuse the plants medicinal
properties into the vodka.
• The vodka is never to drink but can
be used as an antibiotic tincture to
kill surface bacteria or an extractor to
withdraw unwanted fluids from the
• This combination is easier to
manipulate into a salve.
Ingredients for tinctures
• This method of healing uses oils and
herbs to treat the patient.
• Most salves are made from mineral
oils or olive oils and infused for 2 -3
days in a cool place.
• This action will allow for the plant to
release its properties into the oils.
• The oil are never made to digest but
to aid in cuts, burses, or scraps
• This methods must be precise in acid
and based combinations.
• This method of healing must be
precise to acid and base
• The tonic base must be honey (raw or
wild) and water. Then herbs are
added to it which can make it acidic
or too alkaline.
• Herb combination must be calculated
by a license herbist or naturopath to
ensure a safe range dosing.
• Some herbs cannot be combined
together as a tonic because of its like
properties or it antagonist reactions