The Society membership consists of a dedicated group of practitioners spread mainly within the United Kingdom, with some overseas; who have consistently maintained the principles of “Straight Nature Cure” in their practices and in their relationship to their patients’ education and treatment.
Practitioners of this society are deeply concerned at the deteriorating health of our present-day population, clearly illustrated by the increased incidence of chronic life-threatening diseases.
We firmly believe that quality of human health is the result of the individual’s lifestyle, influenced by their genetic inheritance; that being so, we maintain that the improved health of successive generations is a fundamental responsibility of us all. This will be dependent upon the promotion of positive qualities and lifestyles within our present-day community.
The type, source and quality of our nutritional intake, environment and activities must have a direct connection with the level of both individual and community health; this must logically extend to the health of successive generations.
Members acknowledge the importance of the nutritional qualities to be obtained from organically-grown whole-foods as a fundamental contribution to the health of the soil, the individual, and the health of successive generations. We see high-powered advertising of convenience foods, part foods, non-foods and their intake, as one of the sources of the low-grade health that demands more hospitals and health-care in our society. Members of our society subscribe to the observation and philosophical contention that, if well cared for, the human body is extremely resilient and capable of incredible self- healing processes in its maintenance of health. Also, that human beings are highly evolved beings with an endless potential, but they still need to remove the basic causes of ill health, and endeavour to understand that only by removing causes of ill health will health be attained and maintained.
We regard many acute symptoms such as fevers, if carefully handled, as being in themselves, the healing forces of the body at work, and as such should be intelligently respected.
Practitioners of our society, the oldest Naturopathic practitioner society in existence, have had at least four years of training covering subjects such as anatomy, physiology, dietetics, hydrotherapy, manipulation, exercise, fasting and counselling and are advisors of positive self-help programmes.
Our practitioners’ involvement with patients always starts with a consultation; this includes taking a comprehensive case history and physical examination, leading often to hands-on treatment (such as manipulation or hydrotherapy) and always to lifestyle advice; with a commitment to providing further help and assistance, as progress is observed. The practitioner’s task is to direct the patient towards regaining and maintaining a higher level of health.
ISRN practitioners contend that patients must be actively engaged in and working toward their own achievement of health; which besides the added benefit of the patient gaining greater self-confidence and awareness of health, promotes an understanding that this is not due to some concoction that they may have been persuaded to imbibe, but by harnessing their own innate healing potential.