What is Naturopathic Medicine?

 

Naturopathic medicine is a unique primary health care profession that focuses on comprehensive whole body health. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are trained in both modern western medicine as well alternative methods and healing traditions. NDs use cutting edge lab work and extensive health assessments to find the underlying causes of disease. Various therapeutic methods and supplements are used along with nutrition and lifestyle modifications, to support the body's inherent self-healing process. 

The goal is to not just give a patient relief from the symptoms they are experiencing, but to get to the root cause of the problem. One of the biggest differences you’ll notice right away is the amount of time spent with each patient. Typically a new patient visit is 90 minutes. That’s 90 minutes actually working directly with your Doctor, reviewing your medical history, discussing current medical issues, defining health goals and establishing a treatment plan.

Principles of Naturopathic Medicine

  • The Healing Power of Nature

  • Identify and Treat the Causes

  • First Do No Harm

  • Doctor as Teacher

  • Treat the Whole Person

  • Prevention


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