Naturopathic practitioners and other holistic therapists recognize that, if you provide the body with the right physical and psychological conditions, it will be better equipped to heal itself. This is a most important point. It is a fundamental tenet of naturopathic medicine that the body is a very powerful self-regenerating organism.
The human body possesses all the necessary systems for regeneration, rejuvenation, and rebuilding. It also has an extremely efficient immune system, which is capable of fending off the most damaging invaders. If this is the case, why is there such a thing as a disease? The very word disease means that the body is in a state of dis – ease. It is in this condition because it is not being provided with the optimal conditions that it must have to maintain itself in a healthy condition. Unless the body is provided with the right conditions, both mentally physically, and spiritually, it cannot and will not function at its optimal level.