What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic Medicine is a form of primary health and adjunctive health care that aims to address the root cause of illness and disease, with a strong focus on patient education, wholistic healing, prevention, and the latest scientific research. Naturopathic doctors work to identify and remove obstacle or barriers to healing. Using natural therapies, they support the body’s inherent ability to heal itself and achieve a state of balance.
Symptoms of disease are warning signs indicating an imbalance in the body. Covering up the symptoms with band-aid treatments fails to address the root cause, causing more problems over time. Naturopathic medicine focuses on restoring that balance, thereby promoting health and warding off illness, injury, pain and discomfort.
What to Expect in a Visit
You first visit with a naturopathic doctor is usually 1-1.5 hours in length. It includes a thorough health history of your physical, mental, and emotional state, followed by a complaint-oriented physical exam. Laboratory testing may be required depending on the nature of your condition. Using cutting edge research, standard medical diagnostics and medical experience, your naturopathic doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan that suits your individual needs.
What is Naturopathic Treatment?
Naturopathic medicine involves patient-centered care, recognizing that no two individuals are exactly alike. This is reflected by treating individuals, not diseases. Your protocol will address health concerns, health history, sensitivities, lifestyle, motivation and ability.
Results can in some cases be instantaneous, but long-lasting improvements that address the root cause can take time.
- Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Botanical Medicine
- Physical Medicine
- Homeopathic medicine
- Clinical nutrition
- Lifestyle and dietary counseling