Gilles Compain


Naturopathy is a field of natural preventive medicine utilizing an educational and holistic approach.
It’s aim is to sustain, stimulate and strengthen overhall health, improve the quality of life and promote self-healing through natural means.
In naturopathy, the emphasis is on supporting health rather than combating disease.
Officially naturopathy has been recognized in the United States since the end of the 19th century. It was developed through the research of different american and european hygienists, as well through the teachings from the french biologist Pierre Valentin Marchesseau.

All of these relate to ancient traditions from Sumer, ayurvedic and chinese medicine, but it is above all Hippocrate's who gives us the most original and rich sources of inspiration.

The five principles of naturopathy established by greek medicine are the following:

1- Above all do no harm (Primum non cere)
2- The healing power of nature (Vis medicatrix nature)
3- Identify and treat the cause (Tolle causam)
4- Detoxify and purify the organism (Deinde purgare)
5- Naturopathy teaches (Docere)

The World Health Organization has defined health as not simply the absence of disease, but rather a state of both physical and psychological well-being.
It is this objective that naturopathy is trying to reach through its techniques and directives.

The purpose of naturopathy is to lead you to a healthier lifestyle regardless of your age, without replacing your regular medical care.