In naturopathy, health is viewed as a dynamic state of equilibrium between the structural, biochemical and emotional aspects of a person. This is known as the Triad of Health. Naturopathic principles acknowledge that the human body has an innate ability to resist disease and it’s own mechanisms of recovery and self-regulation. A person’s vitality is considered to be of overall importance in the body’s self-healing capability and a treatment plan will be devised accordingly.
In practice, naturopaths will make use of various modalities that are designed to stimulate the activation of the body’s own homeostatic mechanisms. Treatment plans are holistic as they will include all aspects of the triad of health. Techniques might include structural adjustments using various bodywork modalities, such as Neuromuscular Technique.
Biochemical adjustments could include giving naturopathic dietary and nutritional advice, cleansing and detoxing regimens or the prescribing of herbal teas or tissue salts. Help on a mental and emotional level might include using Bach Flower remedies, giving lifestyle advice or prescribing herbal teas such as chamomile tea to aid relaxation. Naturopathic hydrotherapy is often used as a theraputic tool as it helps with all aspects of the triad of health and boosts the body’s vitality
Working from August
Lucy works with various naturopathic therapies to help get your body back into balance. Naturopathy is a very holistic therapy as all aspects of a person are considered, including the emotional, mental and physical.
Lucy graduated from the University of Westminster with a first-class honours degree in Naturopathy in 2010. As part of her studies she learnt about naturopathic nutrition, detoxing and cleansing, therapeutic massage, lymphatic cleansing, naturopathic hydrotherapy, BachFlower remedies and other fascinating natural health knowledge that everyone should know about!
Lucy has always been interested in complementary medicine, particularly the effects food can have on mood. She discovered Naturopathy when living in Australia in her mid-20s and a few years later took the plunge into returning to university and retraining. She is also a Reiki level 2 practitioner which she incorporates into her naturopathic practice.
Her approach in practice is very holistic, exploring the mental/emotional, physical and biochemical aspects of a person and how this will be affecting their health. Her treatment plans are based on this holistic approach and she really enjoys working with her patients to encourage them to make the changes that are achievable for them.
Lucy is registered with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths and is fully insured to practice. She is currently studying for a Masters in Nutritional Therapy and hopes to have her MSc by 2016.
BSc Naturopathy (First Class Honors)
MSc Nutritional therapy (graduate 2016)
Reiki levels I & II
GCRN (General Council and Register of Naturopaths)
GNC (General Naturopathic Council)
BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine)
Days at Neal’s Yard
Wednesday 2pm – 6pm