What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Can you answer YES to any of the following? Are you suffering from low energy, lack of sleep, stress, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances or skin issues? If you said yes to any of the above, you are like many of the patients I treat regularly as a Naturopathic Doctor. But you may be asking yourself…What is Naturopathic Medicine?
What is Naturopathic Medicine? Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system which combines the art and science of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease using safe and clinically effective natural therapies. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying or root cause of disease. Symptoms of disease are seen as red flags of improper functioning of the body, and treatment focuses on comprehensive individualized care.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor? Naturopathic Doctors (ND’s) are highly educated health care practitioners who are extensively trained to treat acute and chronic conditions using safe and clinically effective natural therapies such as clinical nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine and diet and life style counseling. ND’s also work in partnership with other regulated health care practitioners so that patients consistently receive comprehensive health care.
How does Naturopathic Medicine differ from other forms of Health Care? The main difference is our approach and philosophy. Symptoms are the body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. Therefore, in addition to treating symptoms, ND’s also focus on identifying the root cause. For example, when a patient or child comes in suffering from Eczema (a chronic skin condition), a Naturopathic Doctor will look at multiple facets of a patient’s case. Is it related to certain foods in the diet causing aggravations such as dairy, wheat, soy etc. Or could it be related to stress or environmental allergens? The key is to assess the patient as an individual and discover “their” personal triggers.
What Do Naturopathic Doctors Treat? Naturopathic Doctors are trained to treat many acute and chronic conditions from colds/ flus and ear infections to low energy, poor sleep and digestive concerns. Check out the an extensive list of Conditions Treated more details.
Are You Ready to be Proactive in you Health? Naturopathic Medicine can help you equip yourself with the tools necessary to regain your health and vitality. So if your “sick” of being “sick and tired”, then Naturopathic Medicine may be just what the doctor ordered.