What is naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a health discipline that is based on treating the cause of disease with natural treatment methods, in order to achieve optimal health that is often threatened by genetic predispositions, nutritional imbalance and lifestyle.

Although the term naturopathy was created in 1895, this type of medicine was practiced for hundreds, if not thousands of years before that. In the mid and late 1800s in America, standard medical schools taught herbalism, nutrition and homeopathy alongside surgery. Over time, pharmacy isolated plant components and developed more potent synthetic components, which at the same time had, and still have many toxic side effects. With the development of antibiotics, the long-term consequences of their long-term use were not considered, but only their relative speed and power of action, and the slower and more gradual effects of naturopathic medicine were almost completely suppressed and neglected in the early 1900s.

The body has the ability to heal itself if given the right conditions and naturopathy with its comprehensive treatments contributes to this basic understanding of the intelligence of the human body.

Nela Roje
Nela Rojedoctor of naturopathy

basic principles

The basic principles of naturopathy taken from the time of the school of Hippocrates are:

1. Nature has the power to heal
2. Identify and treat the cause, not just the symptom
3. Treat the whole physical, mental and spiritual being
4. Do no harm
5. Encourages prevention in people – prevention is better than cure
6. Act as a teacher


history of naturopathy

The principles of naturopathy were among the first to be applied by the Greek physician and philosopher Hippocrates and his medical school around 400 AD. B.C. Hippocrates believed in the importance of treating the entire body in order to find the cause of disease and considered it extremely important to treat according to the laws of nature.

Harmony is achieved through proper nutrition, water treatments (hydrotherapy), rest, sun and fasting. Hippocrates taught that life force creates the universe and nature, passes through man, and its disturbances in man lead to disease. For him, health is an expression of the harmonious balance between the various components of human nature, environment and lifestyle, and nature is the best doctor – Vis medicatrix naturae.

Man has always been a part of nature and the universe, and health could only be achieved by living in harmony with nature. Hippocrates and his students understood that if life force is restored, the body will naturally heal itself.


what diseases?

Doctors of naturopathy are trained in a wide range of approaches and treatments, accordingly, they are able to treat a wide range of acute and chronic diseases and conditions:

Problems don’t have to be a specific condition, as treatments can also cover general low energy and “not feeling well” conditions.

  • Weakened immunity

  • Allergy, asthma

  • Diseases of the respiratory tract

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • Endocrine disorders

  • Rheumatic diseases

  • Gynecological disorders

  • Skin disorders

  • Infectious diseases

  • Urological problems

  • Digestive disorders

  • Stress, fatigue

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Weight disorders

  • Tumors (Supporting conventional approaches)

  • Autoimmune diseases


treatments and therapies

  • Clinical nutrition

  • Diet

  • Orthomolecular medicine (or orthomolecular therapy)

  • Botanical medicine (phytotherapy)

  • Bioresonance medicine

  • Detoxification


first visit

A naturopathic examination and consultation during the first visit takes about an hour.

A naturopathic doctor will ask you about your symptoms, the conventional medical treatments you have had, your and your family’s medical history, perform certain tests, and discuss with you many details important to your condition. If necessary, they will recommend classic tests, e.g. blood and urine analysis, etc. Any medical documentation you have is of great importance to a doctor of naturopathy.

A visit to a naturopathic doctor should not replace a visit to your general practitioner.

The doctor of naturopathy chooses the most suitable treatments for your condition, i.e. the right treatment plan. It may include botanical medicine, dietary supplements, advice on diet and lifestyle changes, exercise or other suitable treatments. A doctor of naturopathy may also refer you to a medical specialist, doctor of chiropractic, or other therapist as part of a holistic approach to treatment.


further treatment

What can I expect at the beginning of the treatment?

Since the basis of any improvement in health is detoxification, at the beginning of the treatment – especially in the first days – you may feel certain mild symptoms such as headache, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness. So it may seem as if your condition has worsened.

This is the body’s normal reaction to cleaning, because poisons, microbial toxins, etc. come out of it. If the symptoms are very severe at any time, please call us so that we can advise you about your condition.

How long will the treatment last?

Healing generally does not happen all at once, but is an ongoing process. Acute colds or e.g. acute skin problems can respond relatively quickly to treatment. Chronic conditions may require longer treatment times, depending on their complexity – often taking between 4 and 12 weeks to see improvement. Chronic conditions generally respond well to naturopathic treatment.

Several control visits to the doctor of naturopathy are necessary in order to observe the speed and efficiency of the treatment. After the improvement of the symptoms and their possible cessation, the visits are reduced and reduced to the so-called maintenance (2-3 times a year). It is very important to understand that the change in dietary and other habits that was carried out during the therapy should continue to be applied in the future so that the old complaints do not return. It must not be forgotten that old habits and lifestyle contributed to the development of the disease.