Saturday, March 27, 2010


NATUROPATHY is a distinct system of healing that aims to promote health by stimulating and supporting our body's innate ability to regain harmony and balance.

Hippocrates is known as the Father of Medicine, and he became famous for his treatment of disease in accordance with natural laws:
      “Only nature heals, providing it is given the opportunity to do so."
      "Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food." 
      "Disease is an expression of purification." 
      "All disease is one.” (Hippocrates)

The philosophy of naturopathic medicine is based upon three basic principles.

The first principle is that the body possesses the power to heal itself.  The naturopathic practitioner  creates the most favourable conditions to stimulate and enhance this healing power of nature.

The second principle is that symptoms are just a manifestation of our body's efforts to remove the causes of disease: e.g. bacteria, poisons, etc.  The naturopathic practitioner  seeks to discover and remove the root cause of disease, not simply to remove symptoms.

The third principle is that naturopathic medicine is a holistic approach to health. In other words, disease affects the whole person - body, mind and spirit, and not simply an isolated organ or system.
In treating the whole person the naturopathic practitioner searches for the causes of disease at many levels.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mental Wellbeing: Exploring Drug Free Solutions

Mental Wellbeing: Exploring Drug Free Solutions
Saturday & Sunday April 17th & 18th
Harold’s Cross Dublin
All proceeds to Irish mental health charities (Shine, Aware, Grow)

On the 17th and 18th of April the Institute of Health Sciences will hold a seminar on mental health; a drug free approach. This will take place at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross in Dublin. It is a charitable event with proceeds donated to various mental health organisations around the country.

Tickets are priced at 35 euro’s per day including lunch and beverages.

Please find attached further information on the seminar weekend. If you would like to attend this event please contact the office for booking information.

Tel: +353 (0) 90 974 9929
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009


INA members are invited to submit relevant articles of interest for our upcoming Newsletter. If you would like to write a piece on your practice, or a therapy you're interested in, or a link to a website you've found useful, BIG or small - anything at all! send it by email to

A Newsletter is a great way for us all to keep in touch, to find out what everyone else is doing, and to keep abreast with new teaching, techniques, and therapies.

There are only a small number of Naturopaths working in Ireland. We need to communicate who we are and what we can do. Its hard to do this when we don't even communicate between ourselves!

This is our organisation - help to make it work for you by contributing your ideas, your energy, your time. Read more!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Help Wanted!

The INA Board welcomes any offer of help to get some of our initiatives off the ground. The most pressing issue we have at the moment is to get the website up and running. Website Secretary is a project that can be done from home, in your own time, and merely requires liasing with web manager, the board, and organisation members, to pull together all the information, articles, etc. that are needed to provide a relevant and informative site. If you have a little time and are willing to get involved, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH! Thanks. Read more!