Jennifer Echert
~A Wholistic Way To Life~
Jennifer Echert, Naturopath
The term “naturopathy” was coined around 1900 and the first
naturopathic medical school in America was founded in 1902
by Benedict Lust.  Naturopathy is regaining popularity now
following near extinction by suppressive practices of groups
such as the AMA from the late 1950’s to early 1980’s.

Unlike most other health care systems, naturopathy is not
identified with any particular therapy (modality), but with a
philosophy of life, health and disease. Fundamental to the
practice of naturopathy is a profound belief in the ability of
the body to heal itself given the proper opportunity.
There are seven basic prinicipals to the practice of

Seven Principles of Naturopathy:
1.  First, Do No Harm
2.  Nature has healing powers
3.  Identify and treat cause
4.  Treat the whole person
5.  The Doctor is a teacher
6.  Prevention is the best cure
7.  Establish health and wellness

Naturopathy provides a different paradigm to health than
standard allopathic medicine.

Naturopathic Paradigm:
1.  Address the whole person
2.  The body and the mind are interconnected
3.  Emphasize achieving good health
4.  Treat underlying causes
5.  Take an integrated approach
6.  Focus on diet, lifestyle and preventative measures
7.  Focus on subjective information
8.  The Doctor's caring and empathy are critical to healing
9.  The Doctor is a partner in the healing process
10.The Client is in charge of health care choices

Therapies utilized within the naturopathic system are clinical
nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy,
TCM, physical medicine and counseling/lifestyle modification.

Health imbalances addressed include chronic illness, immune
dysfunction, respiratory disorders, hormonal dysregulation,
gastrointestinal disorders, skin conditions, ADD/ADHD,
anxiety and depression.

Gentle, effective programs designed  specifically for children
offer parents a positive approach with practical guidance and
Disclaimer: Naturopath's are not required to be licensed in the state of Illinois.  The contents of this website are
intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Jennifer Echert, and are
based upon her opinions. They are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care
professional and they are not intended as medical advice. You are encouraged to make your own health care
decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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