Naturopathic Medicine is similar to Conventional (Western) Medicine. Practitioners of each are licensed to be Primary-Care Physicians trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Naturopathic Doctors look at each patient as individuals, acknowledging the interrelated systems which contribute to illness. In addition to addressing the illness, the patient is aided along the path of greater health and vitality, integrating modern scientific medicine with traditional natural methods. Naturopathic Doctors spend time with patients, listening to their concerns about physical, environmental, and mental/emotional areas to understand the root cause of condition. Naturopathic Doctors use natural, holistic approaches including diet, lifestyle, botanical medicine, homeopathy and many others to aid in the healing journey. Naturopathic Doctors are trained and licensed to prescribe many pharmaceutical drugs, but generally use them only when they are truly necessary.

Naturopathic Principles include:

  • First, to do no harm: Naturopaths believe in minimizing side effects and addressing issues that could be causing harm to a patient.
  • To cooperate with the healing powers of nature: Nature and the body have inherent healing abilities that need to be nourished and listened to.
  • To address the fundamental causes of disease: Every disease has an underlying disharmony that needs to be addressed to truly begin on the healing journey.
  • To heal the whole person through individualized treatment: Treatments are designed to encompass all aspects of the whole person.
  • To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine: Education and prevention are essential to addressing current and potential illness.



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