Promoting accreditation and the highest standards for our global profession; in accordance with the strategies and benchmarks for education in Traditional Naturopathy and Complementary Natural Medicine, as implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The World Organization For Traditional Naturopathy (WOTN) works closely with world agencies and national governments in order to promote the validation and practice of modern Traditional Naturopathy and Complementary Natural Medicine.
The World Organization For Traditional Naturopathy (WOTN), encourages all its endorsed academic institutions to conduct scientific research in the field of Traditional Naturopathy and Complementary Natural Medicine.
WHAT IS TRADITIONAL NATUROPATHY
“Traditional Naturopathy is a philosophy which encompasses a view of life, a model for living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid which can be defined as ‘being close to or benefiting from nature.’” — Stewart Mitchell, Naturopathy: Understanding the Healing Power of Nature
A traditional naturopath specializes in wellness; that is to say, teaching patients how applying natural lifestyle approaches can act to facilitate the body’s own natural healing and health building potential. The traditional naturopath does not undertake to "diagnose" or "treat diseases," but rather recognizes that the majority of sub-health conditions are cumulative lifestyle effects, and that the underlying cause of what we call "disease" (or, "dis-ease") is improper diet, unhealthy habits, and environmental factors which cause biological imbalances leading to a weakening of the body´s natural defenses and subsequent breakdown in health.
Traditional Naturopaths guide and teach their patients in natural health approaches such as fasting and detoxification, dietary improvements, the use of herbs, homeopathy, hot baths, aromatherapy, exercise, rest, sunshine, and many other natural health modalities.
WHAT A TRADITIONAL NATUROPATH DOES:
Provide education on individual herbs, herbal formulas, homeopathic and spagyric remedies, therapeutic oils and other natural substances.
Recommend comprehensive naturopathic protocols (nutrition, phytotherapy, homeopathy, drainage and detoxification, etc.), taking into consideration safety issues and interaction with drug prescriptions.
Educate the patient on stress relief techniques and non invasive mind and bodywork therapies.
Expand on the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Counsel, promote and recommend a bioenergetic nutritional approach according to the specific needs of the patient.
Employ non invasive assessment methods: iridology, sclerology, tongue analysis, pulse analysis, nutritional blood analysis interpretation, heart rate variability, bioresonance, non linear body scanning, live blood nutritional analysis, and REAMS biological theory of ionization, among others; in an effort to identify the underlying cause of disease (biological terrain imbalance), and establish homeostasis.
Exchange of patients to a medical doctor or to another competent health professional, whenever the situation is beyond the scope of traditional naturopathic practice.