Naturopathy, like many disciplines has several different approaches. I was taught several of these. The most common approach is based on a typical orthodox diagnosis, but the treatment is often based on herbs or supplements of some kind. This can be effective but in my experience the positive effect of this approach is only temporary.
What I find has a more long lasting effect is what used to be called “nature cure.” This is based on a different diagnosis. This different diagnosis, assesses the factors which have led to the medical diagnosis. In medicine, causation appears to be relatively intangible in many instances. But we now know that our bodies want to heal themselves and can if given the right opportunity, my assessment of a case is based on discovering what these factors which are preventing your body from healing itself are.
This type of naturopathy is incorporated into classical osteopathy and they work together. Classical osteopathy provides reorganisation and integration where as diet and lifestyle changes will often have a cleaning effect or provide nutrition that normal physiology requires. This will help reduce the chances of symptoms returning and will help educate the individual about how to maintain improvements in health and look after themselves.